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Child assault case brings up internet safety importance

A case involving a Sturgeon Bay man is highlighting the importance for parents to make sure they know their kids are safe while they browse the internet. On Tuesday, 28-year old Duryea Johnson was arrested for trying to meet a 15-year-old boy at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay through a dating app. During Wednesday’s hearing, Johnson admitted to other Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and sexually assaulting several young boys.  Door County District Attorney Colleen Nordin says this is the latest example of the importance of making sure you are aware of what your kids are up to online.

According to the ICAC Task Force program, it is recommended that parents set controls on their devices, establish rules about revealing personal information, and monitor their kids’ Internet activities. Johnson is due back in court on July 22nd where Nordin says he is likely to face additional charges.

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