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Vast international child-porn network uncovered
Houston Chronicle ^ | Saturday, August 4, 2012 | DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Posted on 08/04/2012 8:43:53 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

BOSTON (AP) — The men came from different walks of life on two continents: a children's puppeteer in Florida, a hotel manager in Massachusetts, an emergency medical technician in Kansas, a day care worker in the Netherlands. In all, 43 men have been arrested over the past two years in a horrific, far-flung child porn network that unraveled like a sweater with a single loose thread.

Investigators made one arrest after another of men accused of sexually abusing children, exchanging explicit photos of the attacks and even chatting online about abducting, cooking and eating youngsters.

"This isn't just a child that's nude and someone's taking pictures of him; this is a child that's being raped by an adult..."

The oldest victim in the Netherlands was 4, the youngest just 19 days old.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, whose office prosecuted Diduca, said the demand for photos of sexual assaults of young children, including babies and toddlers, has increased sharply in recent years.

"This demand leads to the abuse of children, yet there is this misconception that somehow, viewing child pornography is a victimless crime," said. "It clearly is not."

The mother of one of the boys said she initially did not believe the allegations against Arnett, a family friend for about 15 years. She said her son, now 7, and several nephews often spent weekends at Arnett's home four or five years ago.

For the agents working on the case, the leads never seem to end.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childvictims; corruption; pornography
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Some of the perps:

There were 43 men arrested in this episode, all of them abusing children age 4 and younger. Trusted in their communities: but of course. It's the "trustedness" that gets them access to the children.

How do you react to stuff like this? How do you even grasp it?

1 posted on 08/04/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.


2 posted on 08/04/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Be glad you don’t grasp it. You don’t, because it’s evil. We know evil exists, but it’s not something to grasp unless we have a death wish (and I don’t mean physical death...).


3 posted on 08/04/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Dear God in Heaven......


4 posted on 08/04/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: jjotto
I heard that it was true. Not saying it is true, in fact I do not believe it to be the case, but he has to prove to us he is not a part of the ring.
5 posted on 08/04/2012 8:53:28 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
The mother of one of the boys said she initially did not believe the allegations against Arnett, a family friend for about 15 years. She said her son, now 7, and several nephews often spent weekends at Arnett's home four or five years ago.

I guess "child-porn" is better than saying "Homosexual child rapists"... If only they were allowed to marry, this would never happen... /sarc

6 posted on 08/04/2012 8:55:14 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

And yet these people are now free to adopt children. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get preferential treatment in adoptions. I guess sometimes we aren’t supposed to “think of the children.”


7 posted on 08/04/2012 8:58:42 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wonder if Jerry Sandusky had a hand in organizing any of this?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Cowboy Bob
It's a dangerously sick world we live in. We call ourselves ‘civilized’ because we have cell phones, and televisions, etc. etc., but the veneer of civilization is incredibly thin. Secularism is nothing more than embracing and celebrating this thin veneer, while discounting that which could elevate us beyond our organic and flawed selves. It is the quest for spirituality that truly defines ‘civilization’, but that has been labeled by the secularists as trite and anti-intellectual. We are truly in a bad way.
9 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Those subhuman filth need killing.


10 posted on 08/04/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." - Simon Wiesenthal

How do you react to stuff like this? Two bullets in the back of the head seems like a good start.

11 posted on 08/04/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (OVERTHROW OBAMA!)
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To: jjotto
“Some say Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is part of this child porn ring.” On a different thread I stated that crap like this is probably true and he has to prove that he is not. (his standards)
12 posted on 08/04/2012 9:16:05 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Perdogg

I have yet to hear Harry deny these allegations. Makes me wonder if perhaps they are indeed true.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 9:19:21 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Last week, they arrested another Massachusetts man after finding child pornography and photos of what appeared to be dead children on his computer. He allegedly had online chats with Arnett and Brown.

OH THIS COULD GET MUCH WORSE!!!!!

14 posted on 08/04/2012 9:23:14 AM PDT by commonguymd
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I pray not only for the victims of these monsters, but also for the souls of those who must be exposed to this evil in order to stop it.


15 posted on 08/04/2012 9:26:13 AM PDT by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

We have monsters like this in our midst and the gays expend energy protesting Chick-fil-A. May God have mercy on us.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Even the most primitive tribe in the Amazon will kill or expel people like these. Our society is so degraded that pedophiles like these have their supporters. I know it’s true but can’t really get my head around it. They violate the most basic rules of human society.


17 posted on 08/04/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Mrs. Don-o
abducting, cooking and eating youngsters...

Now, someone needs to provide some substance to that claim.

18 posted on 08/04/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: commonguymd
Harry Reid, according to a source, will be indicted any day now in this case.
19 posted on 08/04/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: jjotto

Obviously Harry Reid (D-NV) has some explaining to do here.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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