Feds Launch P2P Child Porno Sweep

More than 65 individuals charged with child pornography distribution.

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft last week said that a a six-month investigation of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks resulted in the identification of "thousands" of suspect computers used to access child pornography and 350 actual searches. The multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional P2P initiative charged more than 65 individuals with child pornography distribution. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies used several techniques to infiltrate the P2P networks and identify those who have distributed and taken possession of child pornographic images.

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