Child Pornography Outpacing Other Crimes

Sunday, Jan 16, 2011  |  Updated 4:15 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Child Pornography Outpacing Other Crimes

Buying on the Internet can save you from paying taxes - for now.

advertisement

Figures show child pornography is increasing faster than other crimes in Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday that the number of child pornography cases increased 218 percent from 2003 to 2009. Nationally, federal figures show arrests rose 2,500 percent in 10
years.


U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says the industry was dying until the Internet and peer-to-peer networks started a growing epidemic.

FBI agents Paula Barrows and Jack Moughan who search for child pornography as part of a task force in Virginia say the material they find is sickening, but the job is more rewarding than chasing drug dealers because it protects children.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out