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ASACP Hotline Has Processed Quarter of Million Reports

Los Angeles, CA (September 11, 2007) – The online child pornography reporting hotline operated by the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) recently processed its 250,000 report.

ASACP’s online CP reporting hotline fields thousands of reports each month from web surfers who encounter illegal images of child sexual abuse and exploitation on the Internet. ASACP investigates these “raw” reports to determine the hosting, billing, IP address, ownership, and linkage of suspected CP sites. Red Flag reports are then automatically forwarded to domestic and international agencies and groups such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

During the 11 years following the ASACP hotline’s inception in 1996 the FBI has reported an 878% increase in informations & indictments and a staggering 2174% increase in child pornography/child sexual exploitation arrests, locates & summons.

In addition to reporting to the FBI, ASACP is also a member of the Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography and is an active participant in its Analytical Working Group. This coalition of credit card issuers and internet services companies is working with ASACP, NCMEC, and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) to eradicate commercial child pornography by 2008. The coalition believes if you stop CP from being profitable that you can massively reduce CP on the internet. In order to assist them in these efforts ASACP investigates and reports billing information as part of processing CP reports.

Founded in 1996, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online. For more information, go to