I have also seen parents of young minors finding conversations between clients and their children on the computer.
The parents then alert law enforcement, who traces the offenders IP address and later shows up at their home armed with a search warrant and seizes all of their computers, phones etc.
Millions of young people from a variety of cultures exchange opinions daily on almost any subject. For example, with their teacher’s supervision, students in the United States might discuss social issues with fellow students in Spain, England, or elsewhere.
Students may even chat about their class project with a qualified engineer, chemist, or another expert.
This is a fairly easy question to answer…of course the answer is yes.
However, one of the problems authorities sometimes run into, is proving who the person is that is actually on the chat.
Whether it be meeting face to face to engage in sex, or sending pictures back and forth, the police have their tactics to try and trap unwary chatters poised to engage in illegal activity.Once law enforcement believes that something illegal has taken place or believes that the person on the other end of the computer has illegal photos or video on their computer, they will figure out whose IP address is involved and pay that person a visit in person with a search warrant.One of the biggest weapons the police typically have is the element of surprise and authority.They make up stories and use images to catch their prey and they will even pursue someone they believe is predisposed to commit a sex related offense inside or outside a chat room.
Under most circumstances their tactics are permitted because they fall under the auspices of trying to do their job.
I have seen many scenarios like this one and been very successful at defending them.