Shielded by Technology, Child Sex Abuse Epidemic Festers on Darknet

Ivan Pentchoukov
Ivan Pentchoukov, The Epoch Times

“Child sex predators are increasingly exploiting anonymous browsing technology to create online safe havens where hundreds of thousands of offenders congregate to stream child pornography, devise and execute insidious schemes to exploit minors online, and crowdsource advice for avoiding capture by law enforcement, according to a senior Justice Department official.

Tor, the anonymous browser of choice for child sex predators, was created with the honorable aim of protecting “personal freedom and privacy.” But offenders have exploited the technology to create massive pedophile dens online that are virtually impossible for law enforcement to track down.

One such site, dedicated to the abuse of newborns and toddlers aged zero to 5, has tens of thousands of members. A law enforcement review of nine Tor sites hosting child sex abuse discussions, videos, and images tracked 1.9 million members last fall. Some sites were adding thousands of new users every day.

How low do these offenders go? One user sent another an ultrasound image of his unborn girl, describing how he “couldn’t wait for his daughter to be born” so he could introduce her with an explicit photograph to other offenders in a darknet group dedicated to abusing newborns and toddlers.”

These are just the first four paragraphs of a very compelling article entitled, “Shielded by Technology, Child Sex Abuse Epidemic Festers on Darknet” written by our special guest this week, Ivan Pentchoukov from The Epoch Times.

Ivan has been reporting for The Epoch Times since 2011. He started as a local reporter in New York City and moved on to cover mayors Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio from City Hall. Since 2016, Ivan has been covering the White House, the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe, and topics related to child sex abuse and human trafficking. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

Ivan’s recent article is full of staggering statistics related to the epidemic of child abuse material being proliferated in the dark net. Even the most seasoned individuals in the fight to protect children from predators will be shocked by the numbers of offenders now roaming the web seeking victims to abuse and exploit. And, the astounding number of children being violated virtually and physically will make you begin to wonder how can we possibly win this global fight for our kids.

Join us Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 7:00am PST on Voice America Variety Channel as host, Opal Singleton, and Ivan Pentchoukov discuss the epidemic of child abuse materials and the dark net. You do not want to miss this show!

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