Just read an article about a journalist who was arrested the other day because the police tracked him being a part of a child porn network.
The fact was, this journalist was investigating the presence of child porn on the web and the only way he could do this, was acting like he was a child porn freak/pedophil. And to do his investigation he joined newsgroups and other internet communities to check out where he could find the stuff he was writing about. Logically he had some pictures of child porn on his computer (a web browser always makes a copy of everything it sees on the web, except when you manually disable this function).
At the moment the police came in to arrest him, he still had this stuff on his computer. So he probably will be convicted as a child molester and a pedophil. When he will be convicted, he can go to jail for about 15 years.
This really sucks, because he was only investigating the presence of child porn on the web and he was in no way a part of a kind of child porn network.
A lot of people forget the fact that since the internet is so popular, the battle against child porn is becoming heavier and heavier. That's a good thing. It became (well, they say) much more easier to find child porn on the web then in 'real' life. This is not really true. It is not like when you start up your browser, you will be confrontated with sex sites, and definitelly not with child porn websites. I use the internet for about 4 years now, and I never found a child porn website. When you search for it, you will find it, but when I go to a small sex videoshop, I also will find child porn videos. So what's the difference.
This journalist is one of the people who make other people aware of the fact that child porn exist and therefor is making a huge contribution to the battle against child porn!!
This article is also placed on the personal homepage of the editor: