State AG to crack down on social networking Web site

Connecticut's attorney general is cracking down on a popular social networking Web site that he says is putting kids in danger.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal calls FacetheJury.com ?a virtual wild west for predators.? He says kids are lying about their ages to get on the site and are potentially networking with sexual predators. The site requires people to be 18 years old in order to register.

Police arrested a Vernon man who allegedly met and sexually assaulted underage girls he met on FacetheJury.com and MySpace.com.

Blumenthal has been pushing for such social networking Web sites to install an age-verification system and other protective measures.

MySpace.com recently gave authorities the names and site profiles of 29,000 convicted sex offenders. Blumenthal wants the same cooperation from FacetheJury.com. He says he is prepared to take stronger measures if the company does not cooperate.

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