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Amber Alert, high-tech crime focus of sheriff's classes

A series of classes taught by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department starts Wednesday, Oct. 15, with information about the Amber Alert Program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smullin Center on the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center campus, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford.

The class also will introduce the Southern Oregon Child Abduction Response Team and their role in tracking down missing youth. Desiree Young, mother to Kyron Horman, who disappeared in 2010, will be a guest.

The second class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Smullin Center. Its focus will be on the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force, with tips on how to protect children from Internet predators.

The classes are free. Real pictures and videos from cases will be used, and attendees should be aware some could be viewed as explicit.