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Erik Estrada promoting internet safety for children in new film

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He was known as "Ponch," patrolling the California highways on television sets across America. Decades later, “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada is teaming up with real life cops to help patrol the internet.

Estrada stars in "Finding Faith," an educational film about the dangers of online chat rooms and child predators. It is based on the stories of three actual victims, including a Virginia teen.

In addition to acting, Estrada has also undergone police training himself, and is the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation.

He worked with Executive Producer Dean Haskins of Bedford, Va.- based JC Films on the "Finding Faith" project. The two have been touring the country, screening the film at churches and schools.

At their latest stop Tuesday at Southern Maryland Christian Academy in Charles County, Md., Estrada said, "It's a 100 percent certainty that every child will be eventually approached by an online predator. That's an FBI statistic."

Following the screening, he signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans, including several officers with the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Rex W. Coffey was presented with a plaque honoring his passion for protecting area citizens, and in particular, the children of Charles County.

Online:

http://findingfaithfilm.com/

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