GTA IV being used to nab pedophiles



12:48 PM on 07.02.2008

Cops in Michigan are currently using Grand Theft Auto IV to root out pedophiles, CVG reports. Where before, cops would scan Internet chat rooms to catch themselves some dirty perverts, forward-thinking police are now turning their attention to online games like GTA IV to capture anybody using them to groom kids.

"Child predators are migrating from traditional methods to alternate media," stated Detective Lt. Thomas Kish of the Michigan State Police. "They are going to places where children are."

Cops are playing anything from GTA to Chess online in order to nab an Uncle Reg or two. I'm actually surprised more police haven't been doing it, either. I would have thought anti-child grooming organizations would have been all over game servers by now, but apparently not. 

Either way, the cops and Destructoid have something in common  -- we can play videogames all day and call it work.



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