A Sobering Look at the 'Sinister Web' of Child Pornography

Harrowing front page heralds five-part Shreveport Times investigation


In April, The Shreveport Times noted the arrest of a local man for possession of child pornography. The individual had been tracked via a police investigation in Oswego County, N.Y.

That item serves as a chillingly mundane prelude to the five-part investigative series launched by the paper on Sunday. Reporter Lex Talamo documents how the Internet has greatly complicated the fight against this scourge as well as allowed perpetrators to share terrabytes of data.

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From the series:

The impact on child victims often is evident in their eyes, said Detective Melissa Welch, who has investigated child pornography cases for the Louisiana State Police for the past decade.

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