A warning today from Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton: he says parents need to vigilant in protecting their kids from sex predators, especially coming into your home through the Internet. Sheriff Larry Blanton says they are very aggressive at the Sheriff's Office trying to search for those predators. They have a deputy dedicated fulltime to this problem and parents also need to take this threat seriously. "This is as important as the alcohol issues and telling your kids to buckle up; this is that important, the trends are very concerning." He says it's not just a local issue; once a predator is after your child he will often drive a great distance to meet your child in person.