In 2002 a women's ex boyfriend published her home address on a number of websites, advertising that she fantasized about being raped. Within days men were turning up at her house ready to oblige. In 2003 Immigration agents, investigating cyber crimes, found streams of Web pages with thumbnail images of ethnically diverse young women, bound, gagged and covered in injuries from torture. Auctions to purchase some of the women were in progress; one had exceeded $300,000. In 2004 a 41-year-old man lured a 15-year-old girl over the Internet who was then kidnapped, sexually abused, and subjected to sadistic acts for a week before escaping her captor. The Internet is a unique medium of mass communication. It, unlike other mediums has the quality of being almost free from control.
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[...] In an interview with one man convicted of possession of child porn he stated: just progressed from there it would go having a look at the teenage sites and then these teenage sites would point you to younger things and then it would say like illegal site you'd think oh what's that you'd have a look at the site and the girls are obviously getting younger and it was a steady downward trend” (KQ:18) In a sampling of men arrested for possession of child pornography only had prior arrests for sexual offenses against minors. [...]
[...] The internet is the pivotal factor in the persistence and expansion of illegal sexual exploitation. This paper will detail the three main types of sexual exploitation that occur over the internet. Cyber-stalkers, child pornography including child predators, and sex trafficking. It will also explore how the internet has created and perpetuated these crimes. The internet is filled with personal information; it's billions of users swamp the web pages with a plethora of intimate data. It may be your complete life profile on your Myspace, Facebook, or Match.com. [...]
[...] Internet sex crimes appear to be in an uncertain jurisdiction within the law, in large part because the natures of these crimes are constantly changing and the scope which they cover is so great. Not only can these predators cause significant psychological distress, their actions can leave the realms of the internet as they try to contact, harass or harm the victim in real life. While both adults and adolescents can be victims of cyber stalkers or predators, the internet has provided a massive outlet for the victimization of children in particular. [...]
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