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Local Child-Porn, Child-Predator Prosecutors Win National Award

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Earlier this month we talked to two veteran federal prosecutors who put in prison child predators and child-porn users and creators.

This week the two received a national award for their efforts raising awareness of child-endangerment problems.

Robert Stabe and Sherri Zack -- along with fellow prosecutor Megan Paulson and Robert Barnes, community relations coordinator for the U.S. Attorney's Office here in Houston -- were honored by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for their "Internet Safety--It's Not Just the Computer Anymore" project.

"Through their work in urban, rural and tribal communities -- and through cutting-edge online efforts -- these individuals are advancing bold, innovative and collaborative solutions to keep our children safe from all forms of exploitation and abuse," Holder said at the ceremony, held in San Jose, California. "By focusing on prevention and intervention, as well as proven enforcement and prosecution strategies, these award recipients are strengthening our ability to protect children in need and at risk, and to bring offenders to justice."‪

Since its launch in January 2010, the program has held discussions on Project Safe Childhood and Internet safety with more than 2,500 educators, parents and students. The program's continued growth and development includes a total of 12 Assistant U.S. Attorneys making presentations, in both English and Spanish, to teachers, school administrators, parents and youth.

"Congratulations to the team members. Their efforts, and those of all the men and women of the district to keep our children safe, are laudable and should be recognized. Our office will continue to educate the public and to aggressively prosecute those who victimize our children," said José Angel Moreno, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.

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