April 08, 2004 12:00am
Major Increase in Suspect Child Pornography Reports
Source: ASACP (Adult Sites Against Child Pornography)
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- ASACP is an organization helping the adult site industry make a difference in the battle against child pornography. ASACP received over 5000 suspect child pornography reports in March; an increase of 1000 from the previous months. Of these, over 350 sites were reported to authorities; compared to 100 per month for the last six months. This is a very significant increase in the number of valid new suspect child pornography sites reported to authorities.
Tim Henning, Site Reviewer, noted "this is the largest increase in new suspect child pornography companies and websites with new content that I have seen in over six years. It is too early to say if this is a trend towards an even larger proliferation of child pornography on the internet than was previously reported over the past several years or just a statistical blip. The next few months will give us a clearer picture as to what could turn out to be a frightening trend."
"We hope that the information that ASACP provides the FBI and NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) will help them apprehend these horrific criminals", said Joan Irvine, executive director, ASACP.
In addition, the issue with legal adult affiliate programs being unwittingly used for billing of child pornography continues to be a recurring problem and increased in the last month (ASACP.org/press/press1103.html).
Over 4700 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 Membership@ASACP.org.
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