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    Ontario~Child porn sting/7 arrested, names published

    I've found it to be very rare for names of those arrested for possession of child pornography to be published immediately. I wonder if this ring was exclusive and didn't share with others. Thus, the investigation can be more transparent. Nice to see some names. I'll check professions.


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...g.html?ref=rss

    Child porn sting nets 7 arrests in Ont.

    A two-month investigation into child exploitation on the internet has led to seven arrests and a total of 34 charges in Windsor, Essex and Chatham in southwestern Ontario.

    At a news conference Thursday morning, police said these southwestern, Ont., men were facing charges:

    Michael Branton, 23, Windsor
    Brandon Ivanic, 22, Windsor
    Robert Munson, 60, Windsor
    Brett Baillargeon, 19, Tecumseh
    Robert Denza, 42, Harrow
    Timothy Harris, 25, Chatham
    Joseph Todino, 42, Chatham

    The charges include child luring, accessing and making child pornography available, and possession of child pornography. Police allege one man possessed about 500,000 images of children, of which 200,000 will likely be deemed child pornography.

    More than 20 computers, 500 DVDs, various external drives and a variety of flash media were seized..."

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    Sounds like this might be part of Operation Rescue or one of the other large "operations", so just the tip of the iceberg. Note that officials admit that over 55,000 were trading in child porn in Ontario alone. Seven have been arrested:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/child-porn-...60717-941.html

    "....the provincial strategy co-ordinator a couple years ago reported 55,000 people trading child pornography online at once in the province of Ontario...."

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    That statistic is staggering. Not just 55,000 trading but "online at once"!!

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    Please correct me if I'm in error as I'll modify this immediately. My strong suit was literature and Latin...not math.

    The province of Ontario has a population of 13,210,667 (per Wiki) and the investigators made the statement that 55,000 people were trading child pornography "at once". With some simple math, that comes out to .4%. That didn't seem like such a high number until I considered that this means that approximately one out of every 240 people is trading child porn at any given time in Ontario. That takes some time to wrap your mind around that number.

    I wonder if those statistics hold up for the rest of North America?



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