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Declare War On Child Pornography


Los Angeles  (March 3, 2005) -
According to recent news stories, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales effectively declared war on the adult entertainment industry when he pledged to seek out and prosecute obscenity cases.

Why is he wasting limited government resources on trying to prove legal adult entertainment is obscenity when there is so much work to be done on combating child pornography asked Joan Irvine, Executive Director of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP).

Instead of alienating and prosecuting the adult entertainment industry, Gonzales could be working with the industry  everyone in the industry is against child pornography and many industry leaders have funded ASAP during the development of its sophisticated spidering and monitoring systems (http:/// and the automation of its hotline.

Since 1996 ASACP`s mission was to make a difference in the battle against child pornography on the internet. Its hotline receives over 5,000 reports of suspected child pornography per month and sends over 250 validated child porn sites (Red Flag Reports) to the FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and state Attorney General offices.

As has been the case for years, the adult entertainment industry has been on the cutting edge of technology; ASACP is not different. It looks forward to informing government agencies and other associations about the industry`s proactive approach to self-regulation and stance in the fight again child pornography.

 Instead of pouring your tax dollars down the drain to harass legitimate businesses that create legal adult entertainment for consenting adults, Gonzales should be investing his time, funding, and staffing in the prosecution of illegal child pornography, stated Michelle L. Freridge, Executive Director of the Free Speech Coalition (FSC).

In keeping with our rejection of the sexual abuse of children, FSC offers a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons creating or trafficking in child pornography.

 Joan Irvine will be speaking on this topic at the next FSC meeting, Thursday March 17, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California on Thursday, March 17th, at 5:30pm. To RSVP contact Neva at FSC (818) 348-9373.