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5 Gruesome Facts About Child Pornography: Why Some People Are Addicted To It

Update Date: May 29, 2016 06:00 AM EDT

Child pornography is an inexcusable crime and an arrogant exploitation of our future generation. While it takes just common sense to refrain from committing such crimes, we discuss about five gruesome facts on child pornography for those that can't realize the disastrous outcomes of the crime.

Children are harmed during the production of porn videos and images and a lot more after the abusive material is out. Firstly, no one has the rights to exploit the children and the children don't have the mental ability to decide whether or not to take part in the act.

"Child pornography is the visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct includes acts such as intercourse, bestiality and masturbation as well as lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area. Possession of child pornography is a felony under federal law and in every state. The federal statutes that criminalize child pornography possession define 'child' as age 17 or younger," noted Crimes Against Children Research Center, reported Huffington Post.

As much as the internet is a boon to mankind it is a curse as well. Once the images or videos of the affected child are uploaded on the internet it is difficult to delete them. Frankly, it is impossible to eradicate them completely since they are shared and redistributed over and over.

The child could be constantly abused if the communities that entertain the crime demand for new material of the child. The porn videos can also trigger many people to behave badly with other children at reach.

It is also an international crime as the stuff is shared or viewed across borders. It is an offense to possess or view the content wherever in the world a person is. Most importantly it is lifetime harm to the victims as their photos or videos could stay on the internet or with someone forever. The children might feel like being raped time and again when someone watches it.

"Medford psychologist Dan Pollets said that obsession with illicit images of children often springs from deep-seated attachments based on having been sexually abused as a child. Many child porn perpetrators rationalize their behavior and don't see themselves as predators or exploiters of children," according to The Sun Chronicle.

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