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Child porn is a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry

Date: August 30, 2006

Authorities said it was the Internet that brought down Clement Bilski Jr.

The investigation and subsequent indictment of the 43-year-old Ocean Township resident on 429 counts of aggravated sexual assault and possession of child pornography stemmed from an Internet trace and shared files of child pornography.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), child pornography is a multibillion-dollar-a-year industry and has grown alongside the Internet to become one of the fledgling media's fastest-growing businesses.

With the growing ease of online purchasing and advances in digital recording technology, child pornography has become easier to obtain and manufacture.

Bilski was one of those alleged offenders. And the NCMEC is working to find more like him.

Michelle Collins is the director of the Exploited Children Unit of the NCMEC, which works closely with local, state and national law enforcement to identify and apprehend sexual predators of children, especially on the Internet.

"Child pornography is not a computer crime," Collins said. "Every image depicts a child being abused. They are crime-scene photographs."
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