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Has New Procedures for Reviewing Suspect Child Pornography Reports

Los Angeles - (March 3, 2003) - Adult Sites Against Child Pornography (ASACP) received over 3000 suspect child pornography reports in February. Due to recently implemented procedures, people who have followed the ASACP Stats for years will notice a change in the number of sites reported to the authorities and the ASACP statistics. ASACP reported just over 90 sites and is pleased to announce that the F.B.I. issued subpoenas for the majority of these.

ASACP will continue to review only websites, not newsgroups, chat boards, bbs and IRC chat rooms. People should send these other to National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) at...

www.missingkids.com/cybertip/ncmec_default_cybertipline.htm.

ASACP will send confirmed reports to only the F.B.I. and NCMEC, so several government agencies do not work independently on the same case.

ASACP met with the Safe-Team at the F.B.I. offices in Los Angeles to evaluate its reviewing and reporting procedures. As a result, ASACP made these subsequent changes, which:

  • Includes supplemental information in its reports: site registration, hosting company, and billing company. Additionally, the ASACP Compliance and Site Review Manager is doing other research based on special requests from the F.B.I.
  • Uses the member ID and password submitted with a report to review a site. Prior, it was illegal for even ASACP to access suspect sites as a paid member.
  • Investigates reports of spam email that advertise sites as containing child pornography.

     

    ASACP is an organization helping the adult site industry to make a difference in the battle against child pornography. Over 3000 adult sites that are taking a stand against child pornography proudly displayed the ASACP logo. If you are interested in learning more about ASACP or helping in the fight against child pornography, please view the ASACP site (www.asacp.org) or email membership@asacp.com.

    Contact:
    Joan Irvine
    joan@asacp.org

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