The Internet can feel like a pretty secure place for you to take care of work and business matters. That’s why it feels like an invasion of your privacy and freedom when the law accuses you of possessing or sharing illegal images.
How does Atlanta law enforcement find out who to blame for Internet sex crimes?
Here are a few of the main methods…
- Posing as Potential Victims
Law enforcement sometimes posts on personal classified ads posing as dealers or underage victims offering illegal services.
- Tracking Down IP Addresses from File Sharing Sites
FBI agents can log into illegal file sharing sites and pick up the IP addresses of users who pass around illegal material.
- Sending Out Illegal Images and Tracking Down Those Who Download Them
Also called “honey pots,” these illegal images are closely followed to see where they end up.
- Tips from Concerned Citizens
Jared Fogle, once the famous face for Subway, was convicted with child pornography charges all thanks to one person who alerted the authorities.
A friend borrowing someone’s laptop or computer repair tech tinkering on a PC are common ways people stumble across someone else’s Internet sex crimes.
Catching someone in an Internet sex crime usually involves cooperation from the local, State, and federal levels. Law enforcement issues subpoenas to Internet Service Providers to track down the individuals associated with a particular IP address.
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