Criminals come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and personalities. They can be anywhere, unsuspecting to those in their lives. People don’t usually think about that, but this disturbing idea came to light when 40 men were arrested in New Jersey for the possession and distribution of child pornography.
They all came from different places, different upbringings, different jobs, etc. They ranged in age from 20 to 72. They included accountants, factory workers, computer professionals, food-service employees, and some even WORKED WITH CHILDREN. Many were holding thousands of files of content, with one man holding over 76,000 files, including a large number of video content. There were even some that were in the market of distributing them to the masses.
Luckily they were all caught in their disgusting act. The police say that it is widely accepted that viewers and users of child porn go on to commit sexual assault sometime in their lives, so thankfully these men have been brought to justice, which will potentially prevent abuse of future victims.
Even though these men were all caught before they could physically abuse or harm somebody, it is chilling to know that a lot of these men often were surrounded by children in their place of work. The parents obviously were clueless as to what these men did in their free time.
The public should take this story as an opportunity to evaluate their lives and who they and their children come into contact with. Anyone can be a criminal, and it is important to know that your life is safe from any harm that would come from the likes of these men.