Approx. Date and Time of Incident:
Type in the date the incident occurred. Use the drop-down to complete the appropriate time of the incident. Be sure to specify AM or PM and select a time zone. To choose one of the entries, simply click on the text. This will close the drop-down box, and you will see your selection in the field. If you do not know the approximate date and time of the incident, please leave the date set at 01/01/1900 and time set at 1:00 AM, Atlantic.
Type of Incident:
This is a REQUIRED field. To choose one of the entries, simply click on the text. This will close the drop-down box, and you will see your selection in the field. Read the statements below for clarification on the two types of incidents you can report here.
Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, child pornography has been defined under federal statute as a visual depiction of a minor (child younger than 18) engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Sexually explicit conduct includes various forms of sexual activity such as intercourse, bestiality, masturbation, sadistic or masochistic abuse, and lascivious exhibition of the genitals (18 USC 2256). It is illegal to possess, distribute, or manufacture these images.
Child Sex Tourism
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, child sex tourism is defined as traveling to a foreign country with the intent to engage in any sexual activity with a child younger than the age of 18. Individuals who partake in this illegal activity are subject to prosecution in the United States even if they committed the crime on foreign soil (18 USC 2423b).
Location of Incident: Please type in the city and state where the incident occurred. This field does not apply to online sexual exploitation (cyberspace).
Reporting Person's First Name: Please type your first name.
Reporting Person's Last Name: Please type your last name.
Address: Type your street address here. Be sure to include an apartment number, if applicable.
City: Type the name of the city in which you live.
State: Type the name of the state in which you live.
Postal Code: Type in your zip code or postal code in the field.
E-mail Address: Please include your complete E-mail address.
Telephone #: Type in a telephone number where you can be contacted. Include the area code; telephone number; and any extension, if applicable.
Additional Phone #: If applicable, please provide another number where you can be reached.
Time available for callback: Please enter a time when it is possible to contact you to obtain additional information.
Relationship to child: If you personally know the child who you suspect is a victim of child sexual exploitation, type in your relationship to the child (e.g., parent, brother, friend, teacher, babysitter, neighbor).
Internet Information Help
The fields noted below apply only to child sexual exploitation occurring via the Internet (e.g., world wide web; chat rooms and Internet Relay Chat (IRC); Electronic mail (E-mail); listserves; and newsgroups).
Date and Time Accessed: Please provide the date and time you accessed the reported area of the Internet. Type in the date the incident occurred. Use the drop-down boxes to complete the appropriate time of the incident. Be sure to specify AM or PM.
Internet Location: Provide the Internet location. Below is a list of incident location types with a brief explanation of each.
Web Site/URL- A web site is a group of web pages that collectively represent a company, organization, or individual on the WWW. A group of web pages that have been developed together to present information on (a) specific subject(s) is also a web site.
Newsgroup- Newsgroups are centered around a discussion topic (e.g., rec.sport.soccer). Within these newsgroups, several discussions or threads take place on themes within the discussion topic.
FTP- File Transfer Protocol (ftp) is a standard for moving files from one computer to another.
IM/ICQ- Instant Messenger programs like ICQ and AIM (AOL® Instant MessengerSM) allow you to communicate in real time, chat, and send files with another user.
Unknown- Please select Unknown if you do not know where the incident occurred.
Chatroom/IRC- An area of the Internet where users can discuss in real time a wide array of topics.
E-mail- Electronic mail is a way of sending other people messages from a personal computer. It is a widely used facility on the Internet that basically sends addressed messages over a network.
Web Site/HTTP URL: Type in the address of the web site that displayed illegal material. In most browsers (e.g., Netscape, Microsoft® Internet Explorer) the address is located near the top of the screen. The address will begin with http or possibly ftp.
Chat room: name or location if not IRC: Type in the name of the chatroom in this field. Include the chat room provider's name (e.g., AOL, Yahoo® ) and, if applicable, include the name of the general chat area.
IRC Channel Name: Please provide the name of the channel where the alleged activity occurred. There are tens of thousands of channels in IRC, so please be specific.
IRC Server Name: Please type in the server you used to connect to IRC (e.g., DALnet: CA, ON, Toronto).
FServe Trigger: Please type the name or trigger used to access the FServe. Also please provide the channel name and server used to access the FServe.
HTTP/FTP Login: Some web sites and/or FTP sites require a login and password. Please provide this information, if applicable.
HTTP/FTP Password: Some web sites and/or FTP sites require a login and password. Please provide this information, if applicable.
E-mail/Newsgroup Header: Include the header information of the E-mail/newsgroup message of the alleged incident (e.g., usually when a message is sent to a newsgroup it contains personal and identifying information of the posting person). Include the expanded or full header.
Additional Information Help
Additional Information: Type in information not included above, specifically descriptive information about the incident, the suspect(s) and/or child(ren). If there are other child victims or suspects, you should include information about each child or suspect here.
Report Exploitation: When you have finished the report, you may want to review it for accuracy. When you are satisfied that the report is complete, push the Submit button.
By clicking this button, you are making an official report of criminal activity of Internet Child Pornography or Internet Child Sex Tourism Promotion, to be forwarded to authorities.
You are certifying that this report has not been falsified in any manner. Making a false report may result in your own arrest for making a false statement.
You are positive in your belief that all of the information submitted is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
Parents for Megan's Law makes no guarantees or warranties as a result of this submission.
If you suspect or believe that a crime is being committed, please contact your local police or law enforcement agency immediately.
If you or your child are victims of a crime, contact your local police or law enforcement agency immediately.