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British Police Call for Center to Tackle Net Child Porn

Lisa Minter (
04 Mar 2005 11:02:40 -0800

A multi-national crackdown under the so-called Operation Ore and
greater use of the Internet in general have led to an explosion in
convictions for child pornography offences.

Arrests and convictions in Britain have quadrupled in two years,
according to children's charity NCH.

Now police have sent a new proposal to work with Internet Service
Providers (ISPs) and children's charities to Home Office Minister Paul

"It's the way forward," said Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Hyde of
the Association of Chief Police Officers.

"It's making sure we have joined-up thinking and working between the
agencies and across industry," he added.

NCH said new figures showed 2,234 people were cautioned or charged
with child pornography offences in 2003, compared with 549 in 2001.

John Carr, NCH's Internet safety adviser, said the rise in offences
was undoubtedly linked to the success of Operation Ore, but also
followed the growth of home Internet use.

"That's not to say that the Internet is to blame, any more than the
telephone service is to blame for people who misuse telephones, but we
can say that the Internet has facilitated a massive increase in this
type of criminal behavior," he added.

"I think that what's happened is that the Internet has made it easier
for a lot of people who might previously have suppressed their
interest in this type of material ..."

Carr said NCH also intended to write to Home Secretary Charles Clarke
to ask him to put pressure on more ISPs to block customers from
accessing known child pornography sites.

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