TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: New Jersey on Child Porn Crusade (Lisa Minter)

New Jersey on Child Porn Crusade (Lisa Minter)

Lisa Minter (
Tue, 22 Feb 2005 15:56:42 PST

New Jersey Arrests 39 for Internet Child Porn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty-nine people have been arrested in New
Jersey charged with possession of video clips obtained over the
Internet of the molestation and rape of a five-year-old girl in the
state of Georgia, state police said late in January.

The arrests, made from Jan. 17 to Jan. 27, were made using new
technology to detect child pornography on the Internet and then use an
innovative file-sifting software to trace those images to the personal
computers they were stored on.

"We will prosecute anyone who knowingly downloads from the Internet
and circulates images of children who are being sexually exploited,"
Attorney General Peter Harvey said in a statement. "Through technology
and training we are constantly enhancing our ability to do just that."

Those arrested range in age from 14 to 61 and include a high-school
student, a high-school hockey coach, a lawyer and a pediatric

James Bidwell, the man in the act of molesting and raping the
five-year-old girl, was convicted in 2002 for sending videotapes of
his crimes via the Internet to Canada and England and is now serving a
45-year prison term.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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