The above banner is a link to Ki*mm*ie's
site. I was touched by her site and the strength she showed in creating it.
Something that stuck out the most was Ki*mm*ie's picture, cropped to display on
her site, she found a picture of herself on a child pornography site. What would
you do if it were your child?
Child pornography is another severe form of abuse. And I
believe Ki*mm*ie is strong for sharing her story with the world. There are more
links below for the prevention of child pornography. Thank you Ki*mm*ie for your
strength, your beauty as a person, and for fighting to stop this crime.
This is a subject that has not been touched
yet on this site, and I feel it is important to bring this to light as it is
another form of abuse in children. There are hundreds of child pornography
site's on the web to this day. It is illegal and should be stopped. Below you
will find links to report such site's if you happen to come across any or know
of any. Thank you for being another caring person and fighting against child
In the United
States, the fight against child pornography takes place both at
the federal and at state level.
In 1977 the
Sexual Exploitation of Children Act (18 U.S.C. 2251-2253) was
enacted. The law prohibits the use of a minor in the making of
pornography, the transport of a child across state lines, the
taking of a pornographic picture of a minor, and the production
and circulation of materials advertising child pornography. It
also prohibits the transfer, sale, purchase, and receipt of minors
when the purpose of such transfer, sale, purchase, or receipt is
to use the child or youth in the production of child pornography.
The transportation, importation, shipment, and receipt of child
pornography by any interstate means, including by mail or
computer, is also prohibited.
Protection Act of 1984 (18 U.S.C. 2251-2255) defines anyone
younger than the age of 18 as a child. Therefore, a sexually
explicit photograph of anyone 17 years of age or younger is child
On November 7,
1986, the U.S. Congress enacted the Child Sexual Abuse and
Pornography Act (18 U.S.C. 2251-2256), that banned the production
and use of advertisements for child pornography and included a
provision for civil remedies of personal injuries suffered by a
minor who is a victim. It also raised the minimum sentences for
repeat offenders from imprisonment of not less than two years to
imprisonment of not less than five years.
On November 18,
1988, the U.S. Congress enacted the Child Protection and Obscenity
Enforcement Act (18 U.S.C. 2251-2256) that made it unlawful to use
a computer to transmit advertisements for or visual depictions of
child pornography and it prohibited the buying, selling, or
otherwise obtaining temporary custody or control of children for
the purpose of producing child pornography.
On November 29,
1990, the U.S. Congress enacted 18 U.S.C. 2252 making it a federal
crime to possess three or more depictions of child pornography
that were mailed or shipped in interstate or foreign commerce or
that were produced using materials that were mailed or shipped by
any means, including by computer.
passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, (18 U.S.C. 2422) it
is a federal crime for anyone using the mail, interstate or
foreign commerce, to persuade, induce, or entice any individual
younger than the age of 18 to engage in any sexual act for which
the person may be criminally prosecuted.
Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 amends the definition of child
pornography to include that which actually depicts the sexual
conduct of real minor children and that which appears to be a
depiction of a minor engaging in sexual conduct. Computer,
photographic, and photocopy technology is amazingly competent at
creating and altering images that have been ?morphed? to look like
children even though those photographed may have actually been
adults. People who alter pornographic images to look like children
can now be prosecuted under the law.
governments have taken a number of steps to prevent the sexual
exploitation of children. Today, every state has enacted statutes
that specifically address the problem of child pornography.
Unfortunately, whereas all states impose criminal liability on
producers and distributors, there are seven states that have not
yet established laws prohibiting the possession of child
child pornography/child sexual exploitation is the most significant cyber
crime problem confronting the FBI that involves crimes against children.
Throughout the FBI, there was a 1,997% increase in the number of Innocent
Images cases opened between fiscal years 1996 and 2002
in 4 girls and at least 1 in 10 boys is sexually abused in some way by the age
of 18. 10% of those children are preschoolers.
children are trafficked and prostituted in the world according to UNICEF.
new children are pushed into this market every year. (UNICEF)
trafficking and child pornography generate over $19 billion in profits each
increase in child pornography sites between 2/2001-7/2001.
online news source listed 4,000 news articles involving child pornography
investigations, arrests and /or convictions for a 30-day period (April 2003).
Some claim the viewing and owning of child pornography is simply a free speech
or more children are sexually abused for each child pornographic
Cyberporn: Facts At A Glance
Find out more about how
widespread online pornography - and especially child pornography - has become.
Here are some statistics from U.S. Customs, the Department of Justice, the
FBI, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Jupiter
According to Jupiter Media Metrix, almost 140 million people will be
going online by the end of the year.
According to Jupiter Media Metrix, more than 21 million U.S. children
under the age of 18 currently go online. By 2005, this will rise to 47
According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children,
there are more than 10,000 child porn sites involving more than 300,000
The FBI says that child pornography and the sexual exploitation of
children through online means is the most significant crime problem that
In 1977, Congress enacted the first anti-child pornography law.
U.S. Customs created first anti-child pornography program in 1985.
In 1988, Congress passed a law outlawing the use of computers to
transmit, manufacture or possess child pornography.
In 1989, U.S. Customs opened the first federal law enforcement
investigation into the illegal transmission of child pornography via
computer. In that investigation, the first federal warrant to search a
computer was drafted.
In April 1996, U.S. Customs created the International Child Pornography
Investigation and Coordination Center.
In August 1997, U.S. Customs expanded its Internet investigations with
the creation of the Customs CyberSmuggling Center.