According to the Columbia Tribune, a child predator has targeted Missouri children through the use of an Internet-enabled video game.

The task force has received recent complaints of a man contacting children in Missouri through the Wii video game “Animal Crossing: City Folk,” task force Detective Andy Anderson said in a news release. At least three Missouri girls, age 7 to 11, have been contacted by the man and another in California, Anderson said.

Anderson said any device with an Internet connection — including video game systems like Wii, XBox and PlayStation — can be used by predators to contact children, and parents should be careful.

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