Police: Man used Fortnite to recruit child porn victims

- A Florida man's arrest is being used as another reminder for parents to know what their kids are doing online.

Anthony Thomas is accused of using the popular video game Fortnite to lure teens for sexual activities.

Broward County deputies say Thomas built a relationship with a 17-year-old girl through the game.

He allegedly offered her money and gifts for sex.

Authorities tracked the victim down to the man's home after her parents reported her missing.

"We started looking into it a bit deeper, at which point in the investigation we found out that she was being exploited," Broward County Sheriff's Sgt. Thomas McInerney said.

Deputies believe there are at least 20 other victims.

Thomas faces several charges including child pornography and unlawful sexual activity with a minor.

FOX 5 News reporting from Atlanta

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