In the wake of the BCA’s recent arrests of nearly five dozen people for soliciting children for sex via social media, law enforcement officials are urging parents to know who their children are interacting with online.

By creating that trusting relationship with them so that they know that people that are out there talking to them, they come across as people who want to be their friends, maybe people they think they can trust when that’s really an old technique of trying to gain their trust of children to exploit them

BCA Superintendent Drew Evans says during the operation, which took place while the NCAA Final Four was in town, suspects chatted on several social media platforms with undercover agents and investigators who posed as minors or as sex buyers. Investigators arrested the suspects as they arrived at an arranged meeting place.