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Lynchburg area police training to patrol web sites

July 25, 2008 | Virginia News

Social networks like MySpace and Facebook give people a chance to connect with friends and share their lives, but they can also be used to commit crimes.

There is little training available for law enforcement officers to investigate crimes like cyber bullying, solicitation, harassment and worse, said Investigator John Romano of the Lynchburg Police Department.

That’s why Romano and his partner Barry Stephens, a computer crimes investigator with the Virginia State Police, partnered to teach police how to investigate crimes involving social networking.

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