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Child Pornography

Child pornography, any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving children under the age of 18, is not only a crime, it is child abuse.

U.S. Customs Agents Battle Child Pornography
One of the most active law enforcement agencies in the battle against child pornography is the U.S. Customs Child Pornography Enforcement Program, because of the differences in U.S. and European laws as to what constitutes child pornography.

How to Report Child Pornography
If you encounter child pornography either online or through the U.S. mail, here is how you can report the crime to the proper authorities.

Catholic Church in Crisis
News coverage and Beliefnet articles on the clergy sexual abuse scandals rocking America's Catholic Church.

Crimes Against Children
The Federal Bureau of Investigation profiles the investigations going on to capture predators promoting child pornography online. The article also describes how online chatrooms have been one tool used to lure unsuspecting children.

CyberAngels.com, was created as a "virtual 411" safety destination, and to address the concerns of parents, the needs of children, on-line abuse and cyber crime, while supporting the right of free speech.

How to Report 'Porn Spam' to Federal Prosecutors
Simple directions for reporting unsolicited pornography that shows up in your or your children's email box or on a website that has a misleading name that children might surf to.

International Internet Pornography Ring Busted
The USA Today presents the shocking story of over 45 children throughout the United States and Europe, who were exploited, many of whom were victims of their own parents.

Laws Concerning Pornographic Images of Children
MissingKids.com offers clear definitions of the different laws surrounding obscene visual representations of sexual abuse of children.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The NCMEC spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and to raise public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, sexual exploitation, and the victimization of children.

Operation "Candyman" Investigation
A report about the FBI in Houston and how they initiated an investigation after an undercover agent identified three Yahoo! Egroups involved in posting, exchanging and transmitting child pornography.

Preventing Prostitution of Children
Although child victims of prostitution are not always runaways, there is a close link between the two issues. This fact, along with other valuable information can help answer questions about preventing children from growing up as prostitutes.

The Cyber Tipline
Submit information regarding any information the sexual exploitation of children and your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for investigation and review, and, when appropriate, to the Internet Service Provider.

What is Sex Tourism of Children?
Sex tourism of children is defined as: the act of traveling to a foreign country with the intent to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than the age of 18. Get the statistics of how often this occurs and what you can do about it.

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