ARTICLES: (Click title to read each article listed below)
The primary take away from this article is
JUST HOW PROLIFIC THIS IS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
This month long sting was coordinated by ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) which you have heard me talk about. I was fortunate to be able to tour the ICAC Lab a few weeks back. It is an impressive operation.
Here are some important notes:
First keep in mind it was less than 8 weeks ago that the largest child porn ring in the world was busted in Louisiana. Many of the participants are from California. This was operated by a 27 year old Caucasian Kids that had a secret chat room of various qualifying levels with over 27,000 members. Some of the members were women child pornographers. One woman in San Diego was found with over 40,000 images of child pornography.
Additionally in that ring was a group of men that pretended to be young girls who then got teen boys to send naked and sexual photos and the photos were sent out to the 27,000 people without the teen boys knowledge. In some of these cases a couple of the boys text numbers were added to their photos and they received literally hundreds of offers of sex with men (keep in mind they thought they had sent the photos to girls. That can be very traumatizing to a young male.
NOW TO THIS ARTICLE…
275 PREDATORS ARRESTED IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
Note many of the offenders were people who had placed themselves in positions of trust and around kids. THAT IS NORMAL.
A Teachers Assistant…..thought he was having sex with 2 kids.
A Retired LA Sheriff….distributing child porn (came through Serbia)
A Master’s Student….thought he was going to have sex with a 14 yr old.
A 64 Computer Programmer….met a 15 yr old for sex, had 100 ads for sex with young girls
A US Army Soldier…looking for sex with a young girl.
Substitute Teacher, seeking sex with a father and son. He thought he was meeting an 8 yr old boy.
HERE IS THE TAKE AWAY…………
THESE ARE SICK SICK PEOPLE……THEY USUALLY KNOW IT AND CAN NOT STOP.
ICAC tells me that when they arrest one of these folks many will “Thank Them” because they are totally in bondage of addiction. That does not excuse this but it is important in understanding how to train others to protect their children.
Furthermore we need to understand that child pornography and acting out with children is most likely getting a lot more addictive and deepens the obsessive/compulsive behavior.
Almost ALL of child porn now is viewed on smart phones.
Access to pornographic images and child sex websites is universal as everyone now has their phone with them 24/7. That means the porn/ temptation follows them everywhere they go. They can not escape.
And many people are now making their own child porn with web cams at home causing them to become more obsessed as they engage in the creative process.
Also I believe there is another factor that plays here – Child Porn, Child sex through on line animation and graphics can become seriously perverted and it is processed in the brain as if it is real………but there is no guilt because it is just animation and it is perceived to not be wrong because it is not really happening. ………..but the mind obssesses as if it is real.
These people usually appear to be nice people, they like working with families and children, often very educated. As you can see above, there is no definite age range but I have observed that many of these men are caucasion. (my personal observation ot a quotable data statistic).
Education is the primary warfare in understanding how this works and is critical in helping all of us to over come our denial and naivety of this crime so we can train others and keep our kids safe.