Federal and State officials are cracking down on Possession of Child Pornography
and the Distribution of Child Porn by tracking the IP addresses of the
users. For over a year a skilled set of investigators have targeted internet
Child pornography with great success. Jennifer McKim of
The Boston Globe
and Boston.com wrote an excellent article on the arrest of Robert Diduca
in Massachusetts and
the investigation of child pornography
that received front page coverage of their July 29, 2012 Sunday edition.
These investigators from the Department of Homeland Security are making
arrests and using the computers they seize as a result of the arrest to
determine who has been sending or receiving child porn to these computers.
The ip addresses are the digital equivalent of a phone number and they
lead the detectives to any computer that has been corresponding illegally
with the person arrested. Child pornographers have long used peer-to-peer
networks, chat rooms and Skype to trade these photos and videos but investigators
have made great inroads into these areas and have made hundreds of arrests
around the world. Charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
carry federal criminal sentences of 5-20 years and higher depending on
the level of involvement. If you or anyone you know may have a problem
or need information contact
Attorney Richard Sweeney at (617) 300-0212 for attorneys experienced in the defense of child pornography
and sexual offenses.