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Sessions talks combating child sex crimes in Atlanta

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the opening session of the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Tuesday morning, June 6, 2017, in Atlanta. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says one of his top priorities is investigating and prosecuting sex crimes against children even though technology has made it easier for criminals to avoid detection.

Sessions spoke to law enforcement agencies on Tuesday at a conference in Atlanta, where he warned predators that they will be found and prosecuted. Sessions, a former prosecutor, said predators have an easier path to reach children through phones and tablets.

Sessions didn't address President Donald Trump's criticism of the Department of Justice's legal strategy to defend a travel ban before the Supreme Court. Trump made the comments Monday on Twitter.

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