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Police in Michigan are warning parents after a sex offender reportedly sent text messages to two children after getting their number through an online game.

According to the Marshall Police Department’s Facebook page and WWMT, a “concerned parent” contacted authorities after the children, who are 9 and 10, began receiving the messages “from an unknown subject.” Police described the conversations as “non-offensive and short,” WWMT reported.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Officers researched the number that was contacting the children and discovered it belonged to a subject on parole and who is also on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry,” the department posted Saturday. “The suspect was arrested by local parole agents for the offense.”

“Popular online cell phone games such as ‘Roblox’ and ‘Minecraft,’ when played online in public mode, allow other players to obtain personal information from each other,” the department wrote. “Parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s online use of games, who they are speaking with, and the dangers of speaking with unknown subjects.”

Roblox is the online game in which one mother, Amber Petersen, said her 7-year-old daughter’s character was “violently gang raped” on a virtual playground by two male avatars. Read more about that HERE.

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