Seventeen Polish pedophiles have been arrested along with over 100 other suspects in worldwide anti-kiddie porn raids in 15 countries.
The sting was initiated by the Spanish police using a computer program called Hispalis, which trawls the net looking for anyone downloading child pornography.
Polish police spokesman, Kamil Tomaszczuk told the PAP agency that the raids in Poland took place over three days earlier this week in Krakow, Gdansk and Lomza. The Police scooped up over 1000 discs and 66 computers.
"We seized several hundred pictures and several dozen short films of a pornographic nature involving children of less than 15 years of age. They included pictures involving animals."
All rather revolting, of course.
Pedophilia has grown steadily as a news story over the years in Poland since the end of communism, when this sort of thing just wasn’t talked about.
A few years ago one tabloid followed the example of a British counterpart by exposing the names and addresses of convicted pedos.
But due to the fact that this subject was a bit of a taboo for so long, primitive stereotypes abound among some of the simpler members of the community, who think that all pedophiles are gays, and all gays are pedophiles.
This belief was reinforced a few years ago by several high profile cases involving the Catholic church in Poznan.
Unfortunately for these fools, one of the people arrested this week was a woman.
They also ignore the fact that most pedophiles are rather warped heterosexuals.
If the kids in the photos and films were under the age of consent and had been forced or lured into posing for this material then, for sure, that is a crime and the person who uploaded the stuff should be chucked in jail and the key thrown away.
But should it be a crime just to look at this stuff? Looking at sick photos is disgusting and pathetic, but is it really a crime?
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Posted by beatroot at 2/25/2006