Oulu police have recently been informed of dozens of cases of adult men attempting to lure young girls online.
Police are saying that men with foreign-backgrounds and poor Finnish-language skills are contacting "significantly younger" girls in the area, resulting in aggravated sexual abuse.
This has prompted their cautioning young girls and their parents about online predators at a time when 9 men are under suspicion of raping and sexually abusing young girls.
There's currently 3 cases of migrant men suspected of sexually abusing kids in Oulu. One such case involved sexually exploiting a 10-14 year old girl over several months and in all of the cases the rapes and sexual abuse were against kids under the age of 15.
In all of the cases, the suspects are refugees or asylum seekers, according to police. Some have received Finnish citizenship, received refugee status or awaiting asylum decisions.
Detective Superintendent Markus Kiiskinen was careful to add to their warning: "I hope this won't result in more racism. The police would like to emphasise that not all people with foreign backgrounds are dishonest or criminals".
Their hope's that parents will take an interest in who their kids are spending time with both online and off.