Colorado Child Porn Cases Quadrupled in Eight Years

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In a world of digital fingerprints, code words, and intricate file-sharing schemes, Colorado law enforcers are using technology to bust traders of online child pornography in greater numbers than ever before, says the Denver Post. Denver is one of three jurisdictions in the state with a team dedicated to finding and arresting people sharing illicit images and videos of kids.

A detective can track an anonymous photo floating in the cyber ether to a specific computer at a specific street address. Investigations through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks — like evolved and less-centralized offspring of the music-sharing network Napster — made up nearly two-thirds of Denver police investigations into online abuse of children in 2010. Even with advances in policing, it is a constant race to keep up with pedophiles who find new ways to spread images of children in the expanding universe of the Internet. Colorado prosecutors saw the number of cases involving possessing and trading child pornography more than quadruple from 36 filed in 2001 to 159 in 2009. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has seen complaints to its cyber tip line triple since 2005. happens somewhat frequently.”

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