Category: Pornography

UK scraps plan to enforce age checks on pornography websites

The UK government has dropped plans to introduce age verification measures to prevent children from accessing pornography online.

Under the scrapped plans, people would have to prove their age in a number of ways, including using traditional forms of ID such as a credit card or passport, or by buying an over-the-counter card from shops where verification would take place face to face.

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‘One Of The Worst Forms Of Evil’: More Than 330 Arrested In Child Porn Site Bust

More than 330 people have been arrested around the world in a major takedown of a massive child pornography website, which U.S. officials say is among the first to be found using cryptocurrency to carry out video sales.

“These agents and prosecutors rescued some 23 children worldwide from abusive situations” in the U.S., Spain and the U.K., said Jessie Liu, the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. She described this type of crime as “one of the worst forms of evil imaginable.”

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6 Ways The Sexual Revolution Gets Its Hands On American Kids

“If the next 10 years are anything like the last five years, we’re all in trouble.” That was one grim takeaway from a panelist at the recent “Summit on Protecting Children from Sexualization.” Hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the Family Policy Alliance, the event explored how children are being exposed to sexual themes, images, and behavior at an early age. This is setting them up for emotional and physical trauma, as well as making them vulnerable to abuse.

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Is Addiction to Pornography a Public Health Crisis?

Del Guidice: So, can you start off by explaining what the National Center on Sexual Exploitation does and your role in advocacy there?

Halverson: Yes, so, we are a nonpartisan nonprofit … Really, our central thesis is to expose the links between all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, from pornography to child sexual abuse, sex trafficking, prostitution, sexual violence.

All of these things are really interconnected. So, we realized that if we want to solve one of these issues, we can’t just try to solve that issue in a vacuum. We have to see this kind of larger web.

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Stigmatizing and prosecuting pornography

Effective social control of obscenity in a free, porn-saturated society calls for a creative, synergistic partnership among educators, pastors, journalists, and other culture-forming actors to morally stigmatize pornography as toxic to genuine reciprocity and mutuality in sexual relationships, as well as a standing threat to anything close to the healthy psycho-sexual development of children and teens.

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Sting Sex Trafficking at the Source… Its Buyers

Authorities have arrested more than 100 people in a massive child sex trafficking sting in central Ohio. Yes, you heard correctly: 100 people, in the state of Ohio, for child sex trafficking. The Homeland Security special agent in charge of the investigation warned, “We are just scratching the surface… it’s that way across the country.”

Human trafficking, particularly for sex, is a global enterprise — and the United States is, unfortunately, the leader in driving demand. Because human trafficking is no small business, this Ohio sting operation involved more than 30 law enforcement agencies.

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Stigmatizing and Prosecuting Pornography

Criminal prosecutions in the United States for producing or distributing pornography featuring adult actors have gone the way of the eight-track tape and the videocassette. All are now museum pieces. The most recent figures available for the total number of federal prosecutions are for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2017: none. None has so far been reported by the Trump Administration. Prosecutions at the state and local level are very rare.

Pornography, on the other hand, has become nearly ubiquitous.

The concurrence of these two developments suggests that reinvigorating criminal prosecutions for commercialized pornography (leaving aside, then, simple possession of material for one’s private use) might stem the flood of pornographic materials. But would it? What can be (and should be) the role of criminal prosecution in tackling a phenomenon with which so many millions of people are involved, and which now enjoys considerable social approval? How can criminal law and its enforcement productively contribute to ameliorating what is, now, a widespread cultural problem?

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Stigmatizing and Prosecuting Pornography

Criminal prosecutions in the United States for producing or distributing pornography featuring adult actors have gone the way of the eight-track tape and the videocassette. All are now museum pieces. The most recent figures available for the total number of federal prosecutions are for the Obama Administration from 2009 to 2017: none. None has so far been reported by the Trump Administration. Prosecutions at the state and local level are very rare.

Pornography, on the other hand, has become nearly ubiquitous.

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