June 18, 2012 9:00 AM
Santa Clara County Ramps Up Child Porn Crackdown
"SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Going after child pornographers is about to become a higher priority in Santa Clara County.
Friday, Santa Clara County approved its 2013 budget – it’s a $4.1 Billion budget which includes funding for a new child exploitation unit within the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department.
At any given time, the county has close to two-dozen warrants ready
to be served on suspects accused of peddling child pornography.
“If you look at the statistics, 70 – 80% of those who are online looking at child porn have either molested a child or will molest a child and so that’s very alarming to us and so we were able to create
that unit to fight,” explained Supervisor George Shirakawa"