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FBI, Wisconsin AG estimate 22,000 Wisconsin residents downloaded child porn in 2008

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Madison (WKOW) - Wisconsin's Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen calls child pornography and related abuse one of the most horrific crimes in Wisconsin.

His office released an updated map this week with hundreds of red dots across the state that represent 22,000 unique computer IP addresses the FBI suspects downloaded illegal child porn images this year.

"People who view child porn tend to commit acts of sexual abuse against children," said Van Hollen.

The AG is calling for five new staff positions next year to investigate and arrest the suspects.  They currently have less than 10 agents and investigators actively involved in Wisconsin child porn cases.

"We need to take a hard look at every dollar we spend in state government, to see if we could spend a dollar protecting our children," said Van Hollen.

 

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