Spanberger Introduces Legislation To Curb Child Pornography On DOD Computers

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Defense Department computers are said to be among the top distributors of child pornography, and Seventh District Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger is co-author of legislation to try to stop it.

Last year, an investigation by the National Criminal Justice Training Program of over 3,000 computer networks revealed DOD computers ranked 19th for peer to peer sharing of child pornography. Spanberger co-sponsored an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill with North Carolina Republican Congressman Mark Meadows.

“It provides investigators with additional resources and training so that they can root out sexually exploited images of children,” Spanberger said.

Along with training, The End National Defense Network Abuse Act would require the Pentagon to enter into agreements with law enforcement and child protection services, among others, to end what she calls a shameful disgrace.

A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate.

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