- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico district attorney is warning parents about the hit game “Pokemon Go,” saying some of the app’s key stops and destinations are located near registered sex offenders.

District Attorney Mark D’Antonio, of Dona Ana County, urged parents Thursday to sing up for practice the same amount of caution with the app as they do with the Internet in monitoring when and where children play the game.

He also says sex offenders could find a way to use the app to target children. The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office tracks 350 registered sex offenders in a nearly 4,000-square-mile area that includes Las Cruces.

The “Pokemon Go” craze sweeping the U.S. pairs GPS and smartphone camera technology to send players to real-world sites in pursuit of animated monsters that appear on their screens.


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