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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 04:58 AM
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60. The real danger of the internet is not in the images themselves but the communities created online..
that normalizes the behavior to some extent and in the worst cases facilitates access to children more easily for profit.

The issues of the actual images is more problematic. For some pedophiles, looking at computer generated images purges the desire to actually perform the actual acts. Pedophiles are by no means a homogeneous population in terns of their abnormal sexual/emotional functionality, and things get worse when our culture goes after 19 year olds having sex with 15 year olds.

The act of taking a kiddie porn photographs is certainly a crime, as is its deliberate distribution; but viewing the pictures? This is a highly treacherous sea of legal, ethical, and moral complexity.
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