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Police fear child porn
epidemic in Australia
Child pornography is running at epidemic proportions in Australia with the abusive material being used
as currency by pedophiles to buy their way into online groups.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) have told Fairfax that where once there might have been hundreds of images
on a suspect's computer, there are now hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions, of images of young children
The AFP's cybercrime unit head, Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan, said that although there might have been
no increase in the number of adults sexually assaulting children, the attacks are being recorded and uploaded
onto the internet.
"There's no empirical evidence of an increase in child abuse, but we're seeing an increase in the number of
violent images that clearly have not been commercially made," Mr Gaughan told Fairfax.
There was was a 30 per cent jump - from 136 to 180 - in the number of Australians arrested by federal police
for child pornography offences last year compared with 2010.
‘Anonymous’ Forces 40+
Child Pornography Sites Offline
Anonymous has turned its attentions from corporations to pedophiles with the news
that the hacktivist group has taken down multiple child pornography sites, including
one of the largest known, with account details of its 1589 users being posted online as evidence.
The incident was just part of something Anonymous is calling “Operation Darknet,” a move by the group
to eliminate child pornography on the Tor network. Tor, which was originally developed as a way of
protecting government communications by the U.S. Navy, now describes itself as “a network of virtual
tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.”
But the privacy and anonymity it offers has been abused by child pornographers, something that Anonymous aims
to correct with its new campaign.
In its statement about the takedown, Anonymous says that the group “identified [hosting service] Freedom Hosting
as the host of the largest collection of child pornography on the internet,” adding “By taking down Freedom Hosting,
we are eliminating 40+ child pornography websites, among these is Lolita City, one of the largest child pornography
websites to date containing more than 100GB of child pornography. We will continue to not only crash Freedom Hosting’s
server, but any other server we find to contain, promote, or support child pornography.”
The group’s statement ends with the following demands:
“Remove all child pornography content from your servers.
Refuse to provide hosting services to any website dealing with child pornography.
This statement is not just aimed at Freedom Hosting, but everyone on the internet.
It does not matter who you are, if we find you to be hosting, promoting, or supporting
child pornography, you will become a target.”
Google to Fight Child Porn on YouTube
GOOGLE is enlisting the same image-recognition technology the company uses to trace copyright violations on
its YouTube video site to fight online child pornography, the company has announced.
Google said it is working the US National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help automate and
streamline how child protection workers troll through millions of pornographic images to identify victims of abuse.
The project is applying so-called video fingerprinting technology, which Google has been urging media copyright
holders to adopt as a means for policing widespread piracy of professionally created video programming on the Web.
A small team of Google engineers have worked for more than a year with federal agencies and NCMEC's analysts in
its Child Victim Identification Program to create software to automate the review of some 13 million pornographic
images and videos that analysts at the center previously had to review manually.
The Google technology promises to let analysts more quickly search the center's video and image databases to
identify files that contain images of child pornography victims. Other tools from Google also help analysts
quickly review video snippets.
Shumeet Baluja, a research scientist at Google said in a company statement he had recruited a handful of fellow
engineers to create the video detection tools as a side project to their day jobs during the course of 2007.
San Francisco correspondents
What Is Child pornography
Child pornography can be defined as sexually explicit reproductions of a child's
image - including
sexually explicit photographs, negatives, slides, magazines, movies, videotapes and
The Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification
(part of the Attorney General's
office) provides a general description of publications which they consider may be
deemed to be
Those that contain depictions of actual sexual activity involving persons under
16 years of
Those that contain photographs of nude models under 16 years of age which
overtones, for instance, by sexually suggestive poses.
Those that are mainly devoted to nude children in a non sexual context.
Generally speaking child pornography falls into two categories:
Soft core which is not sexually
explicit but involves naked and seductive images of children.
Hard core which relates to images of children engaged in sexual activity.
'The collection of child pornography'
- According to Kenneth Lanning, in the definitive report
'Child Molesters - A Behavioural Analysis'
Paedophiles almost always collect child pornography.
Child pornography is treasured by the
paedophile and represents their most cherished sexual fantasies.
Many paedophiles compulsively
and systematically save the collected material to validate their actions or as momentos and
They like to share their momentos to gain strong reinforcement from
other like minded
Collections of child pornography includes books, magazines, articles, newspapers,
photographs, negatives, slides, movies, albums, drawings, audiotapes, videotapes and equipment,
personal letters, diaries, clothing, sexual aids.
Why do child sex offenders use pornography
There are 5 principle uses of child pornography
To seduce children, lower children's inhibitions and as part of the
grooming process to model sexual behaviour.
To blackmail the child into keeping silent about the abuse.
To preserve a child's youth in an image at the age of sexual preference.
To establish trust and camaraderie with other paedophiles.
To get access to other markets and children by exchanging material with other paedophiles.
The growth of the child pornography industry
The late 1960's and 1970's saw a major increase in the commercial production
pornography, with Denmark and Holland and to a lesser extent Sweden, being
the main European
producers. Some of the material from this period continues to circulate.
The increasing availability
of child pornography in the 1970's led to a response by governments in many countries.
Japan is the most important centre for child pornography.
One of the major findings of the 1986 Meese Commission in Australia was that the
greatest bulk of
child pornography is produced in a 'cottage industry' fashion rather than as a major
industry. An inquiry into 'Organised Paedophile Activity in Australia' found that
is not, by and large, a commercial endeavour but that there is considerable swapping
and sharing of
material among paedophiles in Australia and between Australia and overseas.
A considerable amount of child pornography is being produced
by sex tourists,
mainly from visits
in Asia. Some of that material has now been replaced by material
being produced in
Europe. Nevertheless there are numerous cases both in Australia
and overseas where child
pornography is produced and distributed for commercial gain.
According to the Australian Customs Service recent intelligence assessments
networks in Europe identified more than 50 organisations and
60 individuals involved
paedophile activity and the production of pornography.
A number of people identified in
assessment are known to have visited Australia or have supplied child pornography
In addition, as a result of a joint customs/state police investigation in 1993,
a large scale importer
of pornography to Australia was strongly linked to an international paedophile network.
(NCA Inquiry, 95: 47) The ACS told the inquiry that child
pornography is being
exported from Australia. According to a 1989 study,
31 sex rings were
identified by police in the
United Kingdom over a two year period in a geographically
Child pornography and the Internet
The Internet has added a new quality to the production and dissemination
of child pornography.
The computer is the perfect medium for paedophiles.
According to Kenneth Lanning,
generally are extremely ordered and
meticulous record keepers, therefore the computer
their need for organisation, validation, souvenir records
and to find victims".
Paedophiles use the computers to communicate with each
other, to locate individuals
interests, to find children to abuse, to transfer and create
child pornography and
In recent years child pornography is increasingly being created/manipulated
by and distributed
through electronic means via the internet and computer bulletin boards.
While there has been little
research into the Australian situation, a Swedish researcher found that over a seven day
late December 1994, 5,651 messages of postings about child pornography were
contained in four
bulletin boards. Among the postings, about 800 were pictures of
adolescents engaged in
sexual acts. The children looked between the ages of 8 and
(The Nation 8/2/95).
An international investigation into child pornography on the
found over 100 suspects being
identified as users of a world wide child pornography
bulletin board out of Denmark.
paid about $100 to become members of the bulletin board
which enabled them to download sexual
images of children onto their home computers.
Don Huyke, one of the world's foremost authorities on
child pornography and
supervising special agent for the US Customs Service told a
police seminar held
in Melbourne in
1995 that computer bulletin boards and other online services
have become the
new frontier for
paedophiles. He stressed that governments and police needed to
swiftly to the growing threat
of the electronic transfer of images of child sex by enacting
and increasing their
The introduction of now common technologies like the
video camera and the
video recorder gave a
boost to the production of child pornography.
The advantages of video material are clear:
conventional photos neede to be developed by third persons,
there is a risk of detection.
exploiter becomes now the producer of his own, "tailor-made"
pornography, being no
dependent upon static photos. Videos can easily and quickly be
The Internet promises to be an ideal medium for the
purposes of child sex exploiters.
there is an enormous quantity of pornography sent via the
About 50 million users are
online all over the world, in over 40 million internet pages at
least 1 million sexually
are contained. The net provides absolute anonymity to its
users- suppliers and clients.
pictures don't age, they are reproduced in exactly the
same quality in any number.
more and more common, so even when messages or pictures
it is nearly impossible
to judge its legal/ illegal character.
The law is challenged
Existing legislation often does not comprise the fact that
today it is possible to generate computer images of non-existing children in situations
abuse. This seemingly victimless crime is not punishable
Another problem is:
how old is a "computer child"?
Or: where is the criminal act:
When the abuse takes place? When the picture is
fed through the provider server?
When the picture is being downloaded? When it is being viewed?
Furthermore, the Internet offers a great range of
for child molesters or
paedophiles, to get in touch with children.
Sex exploiters have over the
online contact easy access
to children - especially lonely or troubled teens -
by tuning into chat sessions.
Australian Government -
Obligation for ISPs and ICHs to report child pornography and child abuse material
Cases of child pornography
A Western Australian Education Department clerk was
found guilty of possessing child
pornography he had accessed on the internet information super
highway in what is believed to be
the first such case of its kind in Australia...
Three of the photographs were of
naked children aged
six or seven and the fourth photograph was of a
pre-pubescent Asian girl having sex
adult." (The Age 1/4/95)
United States: The FBI made at least a dozen
arrests and searched 120 homes
across the United
States concluding a two year investigation into the use of
the nation's largest computer
distribute child pornography and arrange sex
with children." (Bangkok Post 15/9/95)
Thailand: The Foreign Ministry will co-operate with the Immigration
American publisher and writer Bruce Cassirer, who published a
travel guide on where
to have sex
with young prostitutes in Thailand.
Ossirer reportedly hired Thai prostitutes
to "put on a show"
over the Internet, available to up to 30
million subscribers." (Bangkok Post 2/3/95)
New Zealand: Computer systems and CD Rom disks
were seized and three Wellington men
are facing charges after a May raid by Internal Affairs.
The computer system was being
used to run
an allegedly pornographic bulletin board called 'The Jungle'.
The more that 15,000 pictures
text files held on the imported CD Rom disks included child
(NZ Dept of Internal
Affairs Newsletter July 1995)
Some of the effects on children
Whenever a child is videotaped or
photographed by a paedophile, there is always repucussions.
The redistribution of
those products repeats that victimisation over and over even
after many years.
Children who have
been exposed to pornography may be desensitised and
socialised into believing that
activity is normal for children. Children who have been
used in the production of
show a multitude of symptoms: emotional withdrawal,
anti-social behaviour, mood swings,
depression, fear and anxiety.
They are at high risk to later become perpetrators
themselves. The most destructive feelings those children carry is guilt and shame.
Report online child pornography
If you become aware of the
use, viewing, or transmission of child pornography, immediately report it to your Service
Provider and the Police.
Set reasonable rules and guidelines for your child's computer use.
Discuss the rules and post them near the computer as a reminder.
Monitor your child's compliance with the rules, especially the amount of time your children spend online.
Excessive, late-night use may be a clue there is a potential problem. The Web and
computers should not be used as an electronic babysitters. Make the computer and the
Web a family activity. Consider keeping the computer in the family room rather than
in a child's bedroom. Get to know their online friends as you do their other friends.
Report online child pornography.