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The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data


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Title: The Risks Associated With Official Minimization of Child Sexual Abuse Data
Publication: The Institute for Media Education
Author: Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D.
Date: 07/01/2002

An Examination of Relevant Child Abuse Data Suggesting That Reported Decreased Violence to Adults May be a Function of Unreported Increased Violence to Children This paper explores the false pornography mantra, “sex crime is down while pornography use is up, proving pornography is harmless.” A key fatal methodological flaw in sex crime oversight has been the absence of any federal […]

Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content


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Title: Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content
Publication: Internet Watch Foundation
Author: Internet Watch Foundation
Date: 03/10/2015

The Study was carried out by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Microsoft and was initially designed to expand upon an earlier study carried out by IWF in 2012 which provided a snapshot of the availability of self-generated sexual content featuring young people online and the extent to which control over that content is […]

Airman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn, Other Charges (News)


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Title: Airman pleads guilty to distributing child porn, other charges
Publication: Colorado Springs Gazette
Author: Erin Prater
Date: 01/21/2014

A Peterson Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing pornographic pictures of toddlers, having cybersex with a teenage girl and attempting to strangle his wife. A military judge accepted the plea of Senior Airman Czachery Rike, a firefighter with the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, in an on-base courtroom. Rike faces up to 102 […]

Sexual Assaults in the Military: Porn is Part of the Problem (Opinion)

Posted on November 8, 2013, in Addiction, Child Pornography, Men, Military, Opinion, Women

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Title: Sexual Assaults in the Military: Porn is Part of the Problem
Publication: The Witherspoon Institute
Author: Peter J. Smyczek, Kenneth Artz
Date: 06/14/2013

If our military is to lower its rate of sex crimes, it must limit its members’ consumption of pornography and educate them about its risks. To extract itself from this sexual assault wash cycle, the Air Force, in which we serve, along with other branches of the military, must take swift action to recognize many […]

The ‘Butner Study’ Redux: A Report of the Incidence of Hands-on Child Victimization by Child Pornography Offenders (Research)


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Title: The ‘Butner Study’ Redux: A Report of the Incidence of Hands-on Child Victimization by Child Pornography Offenders (Research)
Publication: Journal of Family Violence (Vol. 24, Iss. 3)
Author: Michael L. Bourke, Andres E. Hernandez
Date: 12/10/2008

This study compared two groups of child pornography offenders participating in a voluntary treatment program: men whose known sexual offense history at the time of judicial sentencing involved the possession, receipt, or distribution of child abuse images, but did not include any “hands-on” sexual abuse; and men convicted of similar offenses who had documented histories […]

FL Sheriff’s Office Arrests 50 in Child Porn Bust (News)

Posted on April 26, 2010, in Addiction, Child Pornography, Children, News

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Title: Polk Sheriff's Office Arrests 50 in Child Porn Bust
Publication: TheLedger.com
Author: Jeremy Maready
Date: 04/22/2010

In the largest operation of its kind in Florida’s history, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged 50 people with varying degrees of child pornography possession and distribution. The yearlong investigation, called Operation Child Shield II, resulted in 21 arrests of Polk County residents between July 2009 and March and 29 arrests Thursday. […]

EU wants tougher action over child porn websites (News)

Posted on March 29, 2010, in Child Pornography, Children, Internet, News, Sexual Violence

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Title: EU wants tougher action over child porn websites
Publication: Reuters UK
Author:
Date: 03/29/2010

The EU Commission wants member states to agree to block access to child pornography websites and impose tougher punishments on child abusers and human trafficking gangs, it said on Monday. “Child pornography is not about freedom of expression. It is a horrendous crime. It is not about circulating an opinion,” EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia […]

Convicted Child Pornographer Plans to Appeal $1.7 Million Judgment for Victims (News)


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Title: Convicted child pornographer plans to appeal $1.7 million judgment for victims
Publication: StarNews Online
Author: Veronica Gonzalez
Date: 20100408

A convicted child pornographer plans to appeal nearly $1.7 million in restitution payments for two child victims he filmed and photographed while sexually abusing them over six years, an assistant federal public defender said Thursday. Federal District Court Judge James C. Dever III ordered Dennis Johnston, 38, of Burgaw to pay a girl he abused […]

Self Produced Child Pornography: The Appropriate Societal Response to Juvenile Self-Sexual Exploitation (Research)


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Title: Self Produced Child Pornography: The Appropriate Societal Response to Juvenile Self-Sexual Exploitation
Publication: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Author: Mary Leary
Date: 20100221

One need only read the newspaper to see a rising dangerous phenomenon among juveniles: the creation and subsequent sharing via the Internet of sexually explicit photographs. This “self exploitation” is not only a tragic social problem, but a growing legal one as well. Judges, attorneys, and legislators, are forced to address this activity because, in […]