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The Internet provides for anonymous research and networking: two practical uses for time-pressed people of the information era. But the same advantages can represent danger when used by pedophiles to pray on the most vulnerable members of the population. With these concerns in mind, authorities at the Public Security Secretariat (SSP (1) (Service Switching Point) The local exchange node in an SS7 telephone network. The SSP can be part of the voice switch or in a separate computer connected to it. ) announced in early June the creation of a special task force: the Cyber Police Cyber police may refer to one of the following.
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Operating under the General Intelligence Coordination department of the Federal Preventive Police Preventive police is that aspect of law enforcement intended to act as a deterrent to the commission of crime. Preventive policing is considered a defining characteristic of the modern police, typically associated with Robert Peel's London Metropolitan Police, established in 1829. (PFP PFP - Plastic Flat Package ),the cyber patrol's job is to identify pedophilia pedophilia, psychosexual disorder in which there is a preference for sexual activity with prepubertal children. Pedophiles are almost always males. The children are more often of the opposite sex (about twice as often) and are typically 13 years or age or younger; and child-prostitution rings operating via the Web. They also have their hands full with crackdowns on hackers and the creation of Mexico's first database on known pedophiles.
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The CPU's anti-hacker campaign includes identifying those who commit fraud, spread viruses, break into company websites, among other illegal Web activities.
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The CPU was formed in part to spur the creation of clearcut legislation and strict laws to combat the growing threats facing young Internet users. While each state has its own laws regarding offenses committed against minors, local legislation is oftentimes weak and vague, according to sources in the CPU, and a nationwide law has not yet been established. Congress is currently discussing the most effective way to outline a federal law that would encompass all pedophile pedophile Forensic psychiatry A person with pedophilia; there are an estimated 500,000 pedophiles in the world. See Child prostitution, Megan's law, Pedophilia. crimes, including those on the Web.
Antonio del Valle, general director of Human Rights Protection at the Public Security Secretariat, claims there is currently no coordinated national effort to combat crimes against minors, emphasizing that local legislation is not enough.
"The legislative power has not taken this problem into account, and the (existing) laws do not make an example out of punishing those who dare to harm children," del Valle told local press.
Nicolas Suarez, Intelligence coordinator for the PFP, explains that certain judicial loopholes currently allow impunity for cyber sex crimes, and also stresses the need for concrete and immediate legislation.
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Del Valle says that prosecuting Internet sex offenders is complicated because there is often no clear place to start or way to catch them. It's here where the CPU has to work its investigative magic. And so far it's made headway in identifying possible cybercrimes.
The CPU's Internet patrolling involves a research team whose responsibility it is to search the Web for possible illicit activities, as well as officers who do the leg-work in the busting process, explained the SSP's Lee to BUSINESS MEXICO.
The "most modern police force in the country," as Suarez lauds Lauds is one of the two "major hours" in the Roman Catholic Liturgy of the Hours. It is to be recited in the early morning hours, preferably near dawn. Structure of the hour it, has already identified more than 100 Internet pages used to seduce kids into "adult activities."
But these kids aren't being snatched from their mothers' arms in the middle of shopping malls. The "kidnapping" process is far more methodical and subtle.
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Represented or appearing as such; ostensive: His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity. "for kids." Little by little new information and games are introduced with the intention of piquing the child's natural curiosity. The gradual progression eventually culminates in a meeting, and once physical contact has been established the kid is as good as gone.
Such was the case with three Guanajuato teenagers who, after falling into the Web-based trap of a group of sex offenders, were kidnapped and sexually abused before being forced into prostitution by their kidnappers. Luckily, the kidnappers were nabbed, marking one of the CPU's first busts.
The cyber patrol also broke up a large international pedophile network that was operating in Acapulco, Guerrero. The ring's leader, Robert Decker, is in the process of being extradited to the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. for prosecution. In this case, cross-border cooperation was crucial, putting to use the "constant exchange of information taking place between the CPU and the U.S. Customs Service," explained Lee.
With resources sophisticated enough to untangle the complicated webs of Internet crimes -- whether they involve violence against children or insidious viruses that spread uncontrollably -- the CPU is up to the challenge.
Emily Hinch is BUSINESS MEXICO'S contributing editor.