Crime Patrol Online
Benton County Updates Cybercrimes Unit
Posted: January 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Three Benton County Sheriff's Office detectives will patrol the Internet instead of local roads and highways.
At A Glance
Who Possesses Child Pornography?
It is difficult to describe a “typical” child pornography possessor because there is not just one type of person who commits the crime. In a study of 1,713 people arrested for the possession of child pornography in a one-year period, possessors ran the gamut in terms of income, education level, marital status and age. Virtually all of those who were arrested were men, 91 percent were white, and most were unmarried at the time of their crime, either because they had never married (41 percent) or because they were separated, divorced or widowed (21 percent). Forty percent of those arrested were “dual offenders,” who sexually victimized children and possessed child pornography, with both crimes discovered in the same investigation. An additional 15 percent were dual offenders who attempted to sexually victimize children by soliciting undercover investigators who posed online as minors.
Source: National Center For Missing And Exploited Children
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