In recent months, an array of investigations of the child pornography business — by the Justice Department, state and local law enforcement and Congress — have contributed to wholesale shutdowns of some of the most sexually explicit Internet sites trafficking in child images. While many of the recently created sites are veering into new territory, the concept of for-pay modeling sites using children has been around for years. But experts said that assurance was almost certainly not true. They also composed a photographic homage to the girl in the forum discussion, using images from the site that had been deemed illegal. By Lipchin's count, a new sinkhole emerges approximately once a day, each representing the possibility of a nearby residence, resort, or road caving in. Insight to the Ramsey Case.
These executives said that real modeling agencies would refuse to use the types of sexualized images of children sought by pedophiles, not only because they are exploitative and illegal, but also because they would be bad business.
And the legitimate agents provide the phone numbers, addresses and names of their executives so potential clients can contact them; most of the sites aimed at pedophiles not only provide little or no means of contact, but even hide the identities of the owners behind anonymous site registrations. Sellinger, then of Shoals, Ind. Other PlayToy sites are more explicit.