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Posted at 1:43 PM ET, 01/16/2011

Child porn cases rise dramatically

By The Associated Press

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.

By The Associated Press  | January 16, 2011; 1:43 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

Republican take over the state and child-porn incidents rise. Hmmm. No surprises here.

Posted by: DoNoHarm | January 17, 2011 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Republican take over the state and child-porn incidents rise. Hmmm. No surprises here.

Posted by: DoNoHarm | January 17, 2011 8:58 AM
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OK, that was pretty funny.

Posted by: Hypocritic | January 17, 2011 2:41 PM | Report abuse

I think this shows that we're finally starting to take the internet seriously in terms of crime. That's a great thing. I'm concerned, though, with what the extent will be.

Posted by: DmetriKepi | January 18, 2011 2:46 AM | Report abuse

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