The Glendale Police Dept. is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying possible victims involving an internet predator that seeks out underage females.
The Santa Clara Sheriff’s office arrested 42-year-old Kenneth Delman of Glendale on Feb. 13 for allegedly soliciting an underage female over the internet. GPD is looking for additional female victims under the age of 18 who may have been contacted by Delman over the internet in the City of Glendale and surrounding areas.
Social media platforms may serve a legitimate purpose, but they also provide a means for child predators to access and do harm to unsuspecting and unsupervised children. GPD advises parents to teach their children how to use the internet in age appropriate stages.
Some of GPD’s suggestions include:
• Create family rules about the sending and posting of photographs
• Limit contact information
• Do not post family member’s schedules.
It is common for people to meet others over the internet and the person may not be who they say they are and could easily be using another person’s photograph.
Subjects such as sex, threats of violence, drugs, hate speech or illegal activities should not be discussed online.
As teens get older, they may want to meet new people online, but must be instructed not to meet these new friends offline unless they have a parent or guardian present.
Gaming sites today also utilize the internet. Questions about the game should only be discussed and engaging in personal conversations with strangers should be avoided.
Online scams are abundant. Recognize scams and never put personal information on personal sites.
Anyone with information in relation to Delman is requested to contact the GPD Assaults Division at (818) 548-3106. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.