Saturday, February 7, 2009

Internet Sting

Capital News 9: Child porn investigation leads to arrests

Troy Record: Six caught in internet crimes sting

Times-Union: 6 charged in child porn case
Robert Deschano, 32, of 327 Sunset Ave., Rensselaer, who was arraigned in East Greenbush Town Court and was sent to Rensselaer County Jail with no bail.
I probably would have passed on this story, figuring that it would get more than enough attention on its own. But it reminded me of a recent posting on TechDirt: "Connecticut AG Upset That MySpace's Sex Offender Tracking (Which He Asked For) Works". (MySpace claims to have identified and removed over 90,000 registered sex offenders.) I doubt this rises to the level of offense they're addressing, but a People Search for Robert Deschano on MySpace turned up a profile with the handle "xXx™". Great way to fly below the radar...

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