21-year-old Nampa man arrested on suspicion of enticing children online
A 21-year-old Nampa man has been arrested for allegedly enticing a child via the internet, Boise police say.
Kammiron Hicks, 21 from Nampa, was arrested on Friday for seducing a child via the internet and distributing harmful material to a minor, according to Boise police.
Police began investigating a report of child seduction via a social media app and discovered that Hicks had traveled from another town to Boise with the intention of meeting a child under the age of 15 for purposes sexual, according to Boise Police.
Officials say that upon arrival at the scheduled meeting location, he was taken into custody by the Boise Police Department and deputies from the US Marshals Task Force. He was then incarcerated in the Ada County Jail.
Boise Police remind parents to monitor children on the internet to protect them.
Parents are allowed to keep passwords for their children’s accounts and electronic devices, and are encouraged to contact law enforcement if they detect criminal behavior.
Boise Police Department Special Victims Unit detectives urge parents to be especially vigilant on the following apps and websites: SnapChat, OkCupid, Chatspin, Kik, Tumblr, Tinder, Instagram, Whisper, and Tik Tok USV Sgt. Adam Nielsen said. in a press release. “In our experience, some apps like Instagram and TikTok can be used relatively safely with supervision. It is important to have conversations with your children about the possible dangers of these apps and to monitor their access and use of them. their phones. “