Thursday, February 16, 2006

Oprah's web cam warning to parents

Parents, if your child has a web cam, you need to be aware of what could happen to them. This could be your kid. It COULD happen to you, and if you believe it won't, it WILL. Child porn is huge on the web. The availability of it is unbelievable, as is the way the pedophile predators seduce children into participating.

Remember back in November when I had jury duty? I haven't really discussed it, here or with the people in my daily life, because it was a very disheartening experience for me. I was assigned to a jury in a child pornography case. There were 100 counts, 88 photos and 12 videos of explicit child pornography that we as jurors had to view and review to reach a decision. We found the man guilty and sent him to prison, not for as long as I wanted to, but still, for a long time. The abhorrent images of these children performing hardcore sex acts with other children, and with adults, still haunt me. I'm not trying to scare you, I just want to make everyone aware of the dangers so the proper precautions can be taken to prevent your children from being victimized in the same manor.