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I-Team: Child predators, part 1

| May 2, 2011 at 08:28 pm

An NBC 10 I-Team investigation shows that hundreds of Rhode Island men are online, nearly every minute of every day, either looking at or distributing child pornography. And law enforcement authorities say dozens of these men, are sexual predators.

The I-Team was granted unprecedented access to the Rhode Island State Police’s secret Cyber Crimes Unit. Using highly sophisticated computer software, 17 highly trained police officers and civilian employees track the child pornography trade in Rhode Island. (more…)

Man sentenced for making child pornography

| at 07:28 pm

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A southern tier man, who exploited children for pornography, will spend the rest of his days behind bars.

On Monday, 38-year-old Shawn Snyder of Salamanca received a sentence of 75 years in prison. Prosecutors say he used five children for pornographic films. While Snyder’s attorney claims his client is mentally disabled, the prosecution says he remains a threat to society.

>> A mom of one of the children spoke out about the incident

Snyder pleaded guilty earlier this year to five counts of producing child pornography.

Source: WIVB