May 29, 2003 10:22pm
Ten OC Men Indicted in Federal Child Pornography Case
by: Company Press Release
These indictments came after a year-long investigation involving numerous organizations such as the FBI - Los Angeles, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. attorney's office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the California Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation, Operation Hamlet (Danish Police), Save the Children and NCMEC (National Center of Missing and Exploited Children).
"ASACP is pleased to see that the effort of so many dedicated people resulted in the capture of these alleged criminals. These arrests demonstrate that by working together we have an impact in the battle against child pornography. However, it is important to note that it takes time to get to this point. Many people who report suspect child pornography to ASACP expect someone to be arrested immediately. Now you can see that it can take a year or more", said Joan Irvine, Executive Director, ASACP.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the FBI in Los Angeles received the tip from the NCMEC. Adult Sites Against Child Pornography (ASACP) also reports hundreds of confirmed child pornography sites a month to the FBI and NCMEC. In certain sensitive cases, ASACP works directly with the FBI.
"ASACP cannot discuss all the details of its work with the F.B.I. However, I can tell you that at times we contact site owners to obtain information on offending affiliates or facilitate site owners to work directly with the F.B.I. This enhances the F.B.I.'s ability to locate and apprehend the criminals who sell child pornography on the Internet. The F.B.I. In Los Angeles is impressed with the diligence and the support it receives from the adult site industry," stated Irvine.
Sometimes well-meaning people post details about suspect sites on public boards or ask ASACP to do so. Such postings can alert the alleged criminal that an investigation may be in progress; thus, potentially destroying months of hard work and perhaps any chance of apprehending these people. Everyone wants people who peddle child pornography in jail where they can no longer cause harm to children or to the reputation of the professional adult site industry.
Therefore, ASACP has a request of all Webmasters. Please do not discuss details on the Webmaster boards and continue to report suspect child pornography sites directly to ASACP at ASACP.com/reportsite.html or the NCMEC at web.cybertip.org/cyberTipII.html.
ASACP is an organization helping the adult site industry to make a difference in the battle against child pornography. Over 3000 adult sites that are taking a stand against child pornography proudly display the ASACP logo. If you are interested in learning more about ASACP or helping in the fight against child pornography, please view the ASACP site ASACP.org or email Joan@ASACP.org.