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December 19, 2005

An incredible story about webcam porn

child porn.jpgNY Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald -- best known for his coverage of the Enron scandal for the paper and his book on the scandal, Conspiracy of Fools -- pens this remarkable Times article, which tells the incredibly sad story of Justin Berry, a teen-ager who was seduced by online pedophiles.

At the ripe age of 13, Justin began attracting online pedophiles by performing on his webcam and he subsequently made hundreds of thousands of dollars over the next several years by performing online. In researching the story, Eichenwald met Justin and persuaded him to get off of drugs, to shut down the online business, and provide to the government names and credit card information on about 1,500 people who paid him to perform on his webcam.

This is one of those stories that stays with you for a long time.

Posted by Tom at December 19, 2005 5:47 AM |

Comments

Eichenwald has been a great writer for a while. I highly recommend his first book -- "Serpent on the Rock." You may even recognize a few (now) local names in there.

Posted by: J at December 19, 2005 10:21 AM

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