Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make investigation into sexual predators online faster, and easier for law enforcement.
He’s proposing a bill that would allow State Police Superintendent to issue administrative subpoenas, streamlining the process during investigations.
“We must do everything possible to protect our children and to put a stop to the shocking pervasiveness of online sexual abuse,” Governor Cuomo said. “With greater ability to track and arrest online predators before they are able to retreat back into the web, we will be better prepared to bring these predators to justice and better protect New York’s children.”
Police say speed is an issue under the current legislative limits. Online predators are said to frequently change IP addresses to avoid detection. Lag time makes investigating threats difficult.