Since 2008, six federal child pornography cases in Massachusetts have resulted in defendants being ordered to pay restitution, according to the US attorneys office in Boston.

The recent restitution efforts come as the scourge of child pornography has accelerated during the last decade, aided by improved technology and the Webs promise of anonymity.

While most sexually exploited children go unidentified, nearly 5,000 nationwide have been located during the last 10 years by law enforcement officials and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The Virginia nonprofit manages a database to aid prosecutors and help identify exploited children.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2012/1...485K/story.html


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