NABOKV-L post 0015315, Tue, 19 Jun 2007 11:31:17 -0400

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famous first line of Vladimir Nabokov’s1955 novel Lolita ...
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*U.S.News & World Report*


http://www.usnews.com/blogs/news-desk/2007/6/18/british-agency-touts-breakup-of-internet-child-porn-ring.html

British Agency Touts Breakup of Internet Child Porn Ring June 18, 2007 03:16
PM ET | Permanent
Link<http://www.usnews.com/blogs/news-desk/2007/6/18/british-agency-touts-breakup-of-internet-child-porn-ring.html>

A British antipedophilia agency trumpeted the
arrest<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BRITAIN_PEDOPHILE_RING?SITE=DCUSN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>of
over 700 suspects in a massive Internet-based child sex ring today,
the
result of a nearly yearlong investigation. Authorities from 35 countries
were involved in the sting, which resulted in the rescue of 31 children,
according to an
announcement<http://www.ceop.gov.uk/news_items/article_20070618_ceop.htm>by
the Child Exploitation and
Online Protection Center.

The investigation centered on a chat room called "Kid the Light of our
Lives," presumably a reference to the famous first
line<http://www.randomhouse.com/features/nabokov/lo_excerpt.html>of
Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel
*Lolita,* about a man who becomes obsessed with a 12-year-old girl.
The proliferation of sexual content on the Internet, both legal and illegal,
has given many parents cause to worry about what their children encounter
online. Of particular worry is the possibility that sites like MySpace.com,
which invite users to provide personal information and network with friends,
expose children to sexual predators. A Sept. 18, 2006, *U.S.News & World
Report* cover story
<http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060910/18myspace.htm>specifically
addressed ways that parents can protect children from such dangers--without
simply pulling the plug altogether.

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