Thursday, 5 June 2008

Child Porn Arrests in Australia - This just makes me sick...


As a firm opponent of capital punishment, I think the recent developments in this sickening story out of Australia may make me rethink my position. In fact, these people should be hung by their most private parts and their life slowly drained away.

Any sort of abuse of our most innocent and valuable people on this planet, our children, should be dealt with in the firmest and most drastic way. These perpetrators have something very wrong in their makeup and don't deserve anything but the most severe of punishment.

I know my blog is supposed to be free of my opinion and without bias, but on this one I cannot help but make my position clear - my eyes are filling with tears as I write these words... my heartfelt blessings to these poor, abused children! God bless them...

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Courtesy of BBC News - 10:44 GMT, Thursday 5th June, 2008.

Seventy people have been arrested in Australia in a nationwide operation to crack down on the use of images of child sex abuse posted on the internet.

The arrests, which include a policeman and several teachers, followed a six month investigation by police into paedophile communities online.

The probe was launched after 95 explicit pictures were posted by a hacker on a respected European website. Over 76 hours, the site had 12 million hits from 150,000 users in 170 nations.
More than 2,800 internet protocol (IP) addresses were traced back to Australia and then identified by police.

The first arrests were made in cases where young people might be at risk and four children had been taken from their homes, investigators said.

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said that the probe was ongoing and there would be more arrests in the coming days.

Investigators had worked both with international partners and state police in what Mr Keelty described as one of Australia's largest single operations against images that show child sex abuse.
"In Australia the operation has netted over a million images of children, and these are not children in passive positions, these are children who are being abused," he said.

All Technology

Correspondents say that the operation has highlighted the increasing sophistication with which paedophiles trade images online.

In the latest case, temporary chat rooms - which suddenly appear and then close almost as quickly - were used to pass on details of the location of the images.

Previous cases have shown that legal photo album websites are an increasingly common way for abusers to trade images.

Some commercial child abuse websites, run by criminal gangs, break up images on to several servers around the world. The fragments, like pieces of a jigsaw, are only united when a paedophile downloads an image.

Other websites or chat rooms only appear on the web for a short period of time, or move servers regularly to different legal jurisdictions.

And the latest technology, such as web-enabled devices like the Sony PlayStation and new generation mobile phones, is being used to download these images.

A spokesman for the UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre told the BBC: "Whilst this may not be run-of-the-mill it's not surprising that they're using these tactics to trade images.

"They're using all types of technology.

"They use websites, they use newsgroups, online communities, peer to peer networking; they're looking to exploit all means possible."




A man waits on a chair while police search his house,
at
an undisclosed location, during raids against child
pornography throughout Australia in this police
handout picture taken May 30, 2008.
(Australian Federal Police, Handout/Reuters)

comments

3 Responses to "Child Porn Arrests in Australia - This just makes me sick..."
  1. Gary Ng said...
    6 June 2008 at 4:21 am

    If I were the criminal justice system, I would introduce the death penalty for these sickos.

    There is no rehabilitation that can rid the world of these scum.

    It's better to take them out of the equation and leave the precious resources like air and water for other more deserving beings.

  2. AussiePete said...
    7 June 2008 at 11:11 am

    Hi Gary - unfortunately sentences for these sort of crimes have been very lenient historically... I will be writing an entry on this shortly.

    I totally agree with your senmtiments... one of them has already committed suicide. Better for him than facing the Australian prison system - they don't take to kindly to child sex offenders there!!

  3. Jo said...
    8 June 2008 at 10:51 am

    SICKOS!!

 

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