Two more arrests have been made in the child-pornography/Thaddeus Matthews case. This time, though, a pair of teenage girls have been charged with aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor after posting the same photo on Facebook that Thaddeus Matthew's posted just a couple of weeks ago. While I suspect that all three individuals charged aren't actually sexual predators, someone took the photo and the child depicted is a victim.
The truth is, there are thousands of registered sex offenders in the Memphis area. And while not all of these offenders are pedophiles, there are enough of them out there that parents should be aware of the ones who may be living around them. Fortunately, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi all have online sex offender registries which make it easy to find out if there are any sexual predators in your neighborhood. This little ounce of prevention only takes a minute and could help to keep your children safe.