Newsnet5 recently obtained a search warrant filed by Twinsburg Police detailing
the shocking Tumblr blog that was recently found to be depicting nude
and inappropriate photos of 14 underage Twinsburg High School students.
The Newsnet5 team turned to Cleveland cybercrimes attorney
Ian Friedman for insight on the ongoing case and the challenges inherent to policing
"It’s extremely common, extremely scary just how much is out
there," Attorney Friedman said, referring to inappropriate online
photos of underage subjects. Even though the Tumblr has been deleted,
Attorney Friedman also reiterated that the photos themselves could have
easily been copied and are still in circulation. "It’s out
there. People could have already gotten it, and they’re reposting."
The Tumblr blog was brought to the attention of the police by Twinsburg
High School when a guidance counselor discovered the site. Some of the
victims could be identified because their face was visible in the photos
while other photos only included the victim's first name and only
depicted their bodies. All of the victims are female. Twinsburg Police
have told the press they believe that will determine who is behind the
Tumblr account within the next week.
"Resources Versus Sheer Volume"
When it comes to inappropriate content and child pornography, the internet
has created a whole new economy for those looking to produce, distribute,
and receive material that would otherwise be difficult to share. According
to Attorney Friedman, law enforcement cannot possibly keep up with the
amount of this criminal activity that occurs online and seldom are charges
pressed against those responsible for posting or sharing illegal photos or video.
"The very small percentage of people who post inappropriate content
online that are actually brought to the authorities or brought to justice—it's
just a matter of resources versus sheer volume," he told newsnet5.
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