H.R. 3845, The PROTECT Our Children Act of 2007 (8 comments ↓ | 6 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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H.R. 3845 would establish a Special Counsel for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction within the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, to improve the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, to increase resources for regional computer forensic labs, and to make other improvements to increase the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute child predators.

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Jennifer Ferreira

January 7, 2008, 5:34am (report abuse)

The focus needs to go on the true predators and purveyors of child pornography, those who commit the act against a child and those who profit from it. These laws are doing nothing to protect children from whom they are REALLY in danger of- over 90% of children are molested by someone they know, whether a family member, coach, teacher or other person of authority. Stop this madness and focus on STOPPING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY by making it UNAVAILABLE, PERIOD! Individuals and families are being destroyed by these harsh punishments! I urge Congress and the people of the U.S. to focus on TRUE PREDATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


January 9, 2008, 8:36am (report abuse)

I was a child that wasn't protected!!! It's horrible to know that any child should have to ever go thru being molested by anyone!! It's an awful and very hard to recover from. It is with you your WHOLE life, not a second goes by that it doesn't affect a child that has endured such pain.

I believe all that do this, man woman, should be punished to the maximum heights.


Be it thru computers, family members, preachers, teachers, friends. You have to be an extremly sick and twisted individual to get your thrills and kicks from harming innocent children. I believe public hangings and immediate executions should be brought back.

Maybe then our children would be safe. And the PREDATORS will be HISTORY for good.


May 28, 2008, 8:17am (report abuse)

I beleive in protecting our children but when it comes to ex's forcing fathers into prisons for sexual molestation in order for them to get full custody, this is wrong. their statements are coerced and to err on the safe side they are convicting innocent men. Not all fathers are molestors.

Investagators do not investagate they discriminate.they need to go back to school.and learn that a lie is a lie. truth no longer matters in the court system.

Protect our children from the true molestors.


September 15, 2008, 8:23pm (report abuse)

please enforce this bill to protect our babies. if you can send men to the moon you have to be able to find a way to find these demons. put them away on an island somewhere and never let them off. they can not be reformed. the constitution when it was written was not meant to be bent in such a way to protect or give rights to child molesters. wake up. enough is enough. i am the mother of a 22, 18, 8, and 7 year old children. i can not nor will i allow my younger two spend the night at anyone's home. this country is going insane and the world is a very scary place to be in anymore. please help.




September 16, 2008, 9:54am (report abuse)

If it is not strangers who commit these crimes, why are we creating legislation to find strangers?

Perhaps a national tipster program for people who suspect a family member is a molester is a better idea to target people than to search everybody else's computer.


September 16, 2008, 1:00pm (report abuse)

Dale: Strangers are committing a crime anytime they view or trade photos and videos of children being abused. They are also creating a market for these items which "normalizes" the behavior and allows people close to the victims further avenues to exploit. DO NOT MINIMIZE THE CRIME! Educate yourself about the need for this bill instead of deciding that it's not important. BTW hotlines already exist for people to turn in loved ones. However, some loved ones care more about protecting the violater from prison than protecting an innocent child. That's why this bill is needed.


September 20, 2008, 8:32pm (report abuse)

This bill does help those that are victims of people close to them. Do you all think that the kids being raped and molested live on the internet are not some of those people OWN CHILDREN?? Look into the bill and facts more and you will find that a lot of those kids that are being broadcasted live in those videos ARE THOSE PEOPLE OWN CHILDREN OR RELATIVES!!!!!!!!!! Support the bill. If we are going to put our money into the faith of anything, it should be for our children.


October 16, 2008, 10:01am (report abuse)

The bill is being passed to eliminate the INTERNET side of predators. There are laws in motion that eliminate the local predators and those inside the home. This bill is simply created to make restrictions on the internet something we have been seeing more and more of.

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