The root of the problem re: Child porn

Friday, January 4, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

While authorities continue a crackdown on child pornography, an expert suggests they are failing to deal with the real problem.

Trueman

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported the arrests of more than 200 adults in a five-week, international investigation of child pornography. The investigation identified 123 child victims, most in 19 states. The others were living in six countries.

Pat Trueman of Morality in Media (MIM) is pleased that those involved in the business are getting caught, but he tells OneNewsNow authorities are still missing the root of the crime.

"Any law enforcement officer can tell you that the taste for child pornography is acquired in most perpetrators through the consumption of adult pornography," he notes.

According to Trueman -- a former prosecutor for the Department of Justice's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section -- men who are not pedophiles absorb adult porn, changing their thoughts by fueling a desire for harder and more deviant material. So they often times end up consuming, producing and selling child pornography.

"Now the Justice Department refuses to prosecute under federal laws that prohibit distribution of adult pornography," Trueman reports. "In fact, most people think the distribution of adult pornography is legal. It is not -- but the Internet's filled with it."

As a result, child porn -- something that was virtually nonexistent 20 years ago -- has become a prominent crime. "That's what the consumption of adult pornography has done," the MIM president concludes.

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