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      Experts point out tips for preventing child sex abuse

      This week saw the arrest of not one but two people police say committed sex crimes on children.

      It's a reality no parent wants to think of, but sometimes, the problem is closer than we think. "Most children that are sexually abused are abused by someone they know in their own home,"explains Dean Sparks, director of Lucas County Children Services.

      That's the reality for many of the cases the Lucas County Children Services runs into each year. Yet, Sparks says there are signs parents and guardians should pay close attention to in their children, such an advanced knowledge of sex at a young age. Also, children who show signs of anger, depression, or are secretive.

      Lucas County Children Services is reminding parents and guardians to use resources like the sex offender website, and to communicate with their children.