Friday, May 21, 2010

The other side of the web

Someone landed on my site today by googling for something horrible. I have spent an hour online trying to find out how to report matters relating to child pornography to the appropriate authorities; knowing, all the while, that a search is not illegal. But anyone searching for this has a history. So I've made my report to the police in the UK. For what it's worth.

Meanwhile the schmuck is there, in Hampshire, searching, and, presumably, finding.

I look at Feedjit and Sitemeter to see where people are, what they are looking for - most of the time it's just interesting. Sometimes it's funny - a lot of foot fetishists out here (Feet in the title doesn't help). And then you get the garbage. Rarely, thank God.

I have no room for compassion when it comes to hurting, exploiting, taking advantage of, or neglecting children. I get very Dirty Harry about it. But it's just hard to get biblical on someone who is a shadow on Internet. It makes my blood boil.

8 comments:

  1. This is sickening, I don't know what to say. I hope your report will help stop this disturbed individual.

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  2. i agree with you, marie, 100%. thank you for taking the time to report the beast.

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  3. That's horrible. Good on you for reporting it. I never thought about tracing everybody who looks at my blog... I just look at feedjit to see what country they come from not what they search for...I'll try it, it will be interesting!

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  4. Good for you reporting the creep, Marie. Hope he gets found out sooner rather than later.

    Keli'i

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  5. I have "weed" in my blog name (My Weeds Are Very Sorry), so you can imagine the drug searches I get, although nothing as disturbing as what you describe. It just distorts the number of visitors counted in my stats. I'm glad you are taking the time to report this.

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  6. Good for you, Marie - if you didn't report it to this organisation, can I ask that you do? It's www.ceop.gov.uk/ with specialists dedicated to tracking paedophiles across the UK.

    After a quarter of a century of working in the field of child abuse, I know how much the authorities must rely on the help of the public in protecting children.

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  7. Rachel, that's actually who I contacted. Nothing can come of it. Searching is not illegal, no crime was committed. I think I reported it because I hoped that there was a tiny chance of it fitting into some other puzzle. And IP address is not necessarily a home computer, though I'm guessing you don't look for this at an internet cafe. I just felt so impotent. I had to do something.

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  8. Thanks Marie for reporting!! Scum of the earth, these pedophiles. I can only hope and pray your efforts will pay off ...

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