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Online child pornography arrests

Posted in Crime Prevention November 14th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

Sadly, online child pornography has been around for many years. However, after a six-month investigation law enforcement in Cuyahoga County, Ohio busted a ring of child pornographers. Police recently arrested forty-one people suspected of trading online child pornography.

Law enforcement efforts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio dubbed “Operation SafetyNet used new software that tracks the swapping of illegal images via online file sharing networks. The bust resulted in 29 adults and 12 juveniles arrested with creating or distributing sexually oriented material involving minors. The group faces more than 1,300 counts.

Sadly many of the adults who make and distribute child pornography online are those who know their victims. Reports reveal that family members, teachers, counselors, school bus drivers and even clergy have been arrested for distribution of child pornography. Child pornography is very dangers because it results in child sexual abuse.

Because of new technology, police now have more of an advantage in catching and stopping these criminals.

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