This week we will look at the global epidemic of child sexual exploitation and child pornography and discuss how law enforcement is creating a global investigation network in both the clear and dark net to find and apprehend pedophiles and child abusers around the globe.


Just recently the world was stunned as we heard about the suicide death of Mark Salling (pictured left) from the TV show, “Glee.” Mark was an attractive actor, who seemingly had it all.  The court records indicate that he admitted to possessing approximately 25,000 images of children engaged in sexual conduct. Mark struck a plea agreement with the courts that would have resulted in him serving four to seven years in prison and then register as a sex offender. News reports stated that he was brought to the attention of law enforcement after he shared some of the photos with his girlfriend. A former girlfriend said she was not totally shocked by the allegations. And now, a judge has dismissed all child pornography charges against Mark Salling making it impossible for his victims to receive any restitution. 


Peter Henry Herz, 61, (pictured right) received an eight year sentence in federal prison for possessing child pornography.  Herz was the pianist and musical director for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. He was by all accounts an accomplished individual, who also served as the staff accompanist for the Theater Department at California State University in Fullerton.

Herz had previously been arrested in 2009 for possessing child pornography.  It is unclear if his current employers knew of this charge. While awaiting his trial, Herz obtained new images and had in his possession more than 500,000 images and 369 videos depicting child sexual exploitation.

Meghan Breanna Alt

Meghan Alt, a former Orange County Beauty Pageant Queen and mother of three, (pictured left) pled guilty and has been convicted on charges of  producing and distributing child pornography. Meghan is charged with taking sexually explicit images of a 4-year-old female relative and offered the photos online in exchange for cash and gifts.  One of the purchasers of the photos was a marine stationed in Southern California. NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Services) discovered the pornographic images and began the investigation. Meghan also advertised herself for sexual encounters on craigslist. And, in at least one exchange, her children were present. Her husband apparently knew nothing about her involvement in child pornography and took custody of the minor children. 

Join us Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we discuss the global epidemic of child sexual exploitation and child pornography. If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

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