Florida To Continue Focus On Internet Child Porn

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Twenty nine men have been arrested by the Florida Attorney General’s Child Predator CyberCrime Unit, reports the Associated Press. It was started by Attorney General and governor-elect Charlie Crist. The goal is to arrest people who travel to have sex with minors and those who buy, sell, and trade child pornography over the Internet. Crist has discussed the unit with Bill McCollum, the attorney general-elect, who said it would be his top priority. Crist would like to see the unit grow from a staff of nine to about 52 and open additional offices in six cities.

About 60 percent of those arrested were buying, selling, or trading child pornography and the rest traveled to meet a child for sex, said Maureen Horkan, unit’s director. With just four investigators, the CyberCrime Unit can’t probe the thousands of child pornographers on the Internet operating in Florida, but it tries to go after the worst of the worst. Says Horkan: ”Child pornography is not largely 16-year-olds. It is largely little girls or boys, toddlers. Tiny babies are being molested. They are actually being penetrated.’

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