Monday, October 26, 2009

Cookeville Police Stepping Up Enforcemenet of Child Pornography Cases

Cookeville police say they are stepping up their enforcement of child pornography cases -- with the help of law enforcement agencies across the state and across the country. Two area teenagers -- one from Putnam County and one from Overton County -- currently have cases pending in Juvenile Court for allegedly possessing images of child pornography on their computers. The local investigation is part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is centered in Knoxville. Their goal is to prevent distribution of child pornography on the Internet and to prosecute those who are engaged in such activity. The local cases involve a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old boy -- one of whom allegedly had more than a thousand illegal images on his computer.