A 21-year-old Nampa man was arrested for allegedly enticing a child through the internet, Boise police say.
Kammiron Hicks, 21 of Nampa, was arrested Friday on charges of enticing a child through the internet and disseminating harmful material to a minor, according to Boise police.
Police began investigating a report of child enticement through a social media app and found Hicks traveled from another city to Boise with plans to meet a child under 15 years old for sexual purposes, according to Boise police.
Officials say when he arrived planned meeting location, he was taken into custody by the Boise Police Department and deputies from the U.S. Marshals Task Force. He was later booked into Ada County Jail.
Boise police are reminding parents to monitor children on the internet to keep them safe.
Parents are allowed to maintain passwords for their children's accounts and electronics and are asked to contact law enforcement if they detect criminal behavior.
"Detectives from the Boise Police Department Special Victims Unit encourage parents to be especially vigilant about the following apps and websites: SnapChat, OkCupid, Chatspin, Kik, Tumblr, Tinder, Instagram, Whisper, and Tik Tok,” SVU Sgt. Adam Nielsen said in a statement. “In our experience, some apps like Instagram and TikTok can be used in a relatively safe manner with supervision. It is important to have conversations with your children about possible dangers with these apps and monitor their access and usage of their phones.”