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Rep. Pitts Lauds Action Against P2P Child Predators; But "We Need More"

Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Pitts lauds action against P2P child predators; but "we need more": Says his bill would help parents be proactive, stopping harm to kids before it's done

Washington-Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) today commended law enforcement efforts to combat the growing dangers of child pornography traded over Peer-to-Peer file sharing networks. But, he said, "we need more."

"This action should be commended," said Congressman Pitts. "It's not easy to find these criminals. And these agencies have worked hard to smoke them out. But Friday's announcement is a disturbing confirmation that Peer-to-Peer programs are being manipulated. They are becoming an ever more dangerous platform used by child predators - some convicted child molesters - to attack kids.

"I think we need more. The only real tools we have against Peer-to-Peer child predators are reactive, employed after the harm has been done. Those tools are an important part of our strategy. We should continue to use those tools, and prosecute these people aggressively.

"But parents need the ability to protect their kids before they are harmed by these perverts. My bill, HR 2885 would give parents these tools and help them prevent this from happening in the first place," said Congressman Pitts.

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