SAN FRANCISCO -- (KRON) -- The San Francisco Police Department has arrested several individuals for alleged online sex crimes against children.
SFPD has received an increase in online sexual exploitation cases reported during the summer and the back to school months.
In response, police began closely monitoring social media sites and mobile applications that children use frequently.
Officers were made aware of several individuals who were attempting to have sexual contact in San Francisco with underage minors through online social media.
Several of the individuals attempted to send sexually explicit material to children, police said.