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We Can Trap More Crooks With a Net Full of Honey

The site looks temptingly authentic. Its pictures are graphic, the kind that would immediately appeal to a pedophile. A customer cruising the Net for kiddie porn would want to double-click to see more. But wait. Before he touches the mouse, he’s compelled to ask himself: Is this online offer for real? Or is this an FBI setup? Is he actually purchasing the photos? Or will his next keystrokes provoke a felony arrest? He can’t be sure. That’s precisely the point, if you click onto a Web site run by Operation Pin, a global law enforcement initiative launched last month by police in Britain, the United States and Australia. It uses fake sites and chat rooms to crack down on adults who seek to purchase child pornography online or to use the Internet to make inappropriate contact with the underaged. Announced with fanfare and explicitly designed to sow fear, doubt and uncertainty among buyers and sellers in that criminal marketplace, Operation Pin is intended to deter as well as entrap. The project’s global presence denies child pornographers the ability to navigate the Net with confidence. Full Story

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