While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.
The search warrant quotes online conversations that undercover officers had with the account linked to Peterson.
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The same user identified himself as "Bob" or "Rob" and emailed another chat room user, a police undercover account, and said he was "into pictures of little girls," the warrant said.
The user traced to Peterson's address identified himself to an undercover officer as a 43-year-old man from Cary.
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