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Wonderful article about detective who initiated the search for the "Disney World girl".....

Top child-porn cop is turning in his badge

Now, he's stepping up the fight


JULIAN SHER

From Friday's Globe and Mail


TORONTO Paul Gillespie still can't get used to the sounds of crying and pain in the graphic videos of children being raped and molested that he has seen all too often on the Web.

"It's beyond horrible to listen to the soundtracks of these movies," said Canada's best-known child-porn cop, who headed Toronto's acclaimed sex crimes unit for the past six years until his resignation on Wednesday.

But it is the silent images of desolate children that tear the most at his heart.

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"They're not screaming, just accepting," he said of the infants captured in these pictures. "They have dead eyes. You can tell that their spirit is broken. That's their life."

On Wednesday, after six years of trying to save those lives, the detective sergeant turned in his badge -- not to give up the fight, but to expand it as a private citizen by building an international police training centre to fight on-line abuse and make the public more aware of a crime so distasteful he believes many people prefer to ignore it.