Raven was only about 4 years old the first time her parents left her at a photo studio with a child pornographer.
Nicholas Kristof writes (linked above):
“This happens all over the world; it happens in America,” [Raven] said during a visit to New York. “It’s not necessarily children being kidnapped and swept away. A lot of times it’s someone the child trusts: family members or a minister or a coach.”
The child pornography industry is a facet of child abuse that has exploded with the rise of the Internet, and it’s widely misunderstood.
A Justice Department study reports that 21 million unique computer I.P. addresses were tracked while sharing child pornography files in 2009, more than 9 million of them in the United States. It’s not clear how many individuals that represented because some people may have used multiple computers…
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