May 2, 2019
Child pornography is a serious and growing problem in our state, and the Utah Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is fighting it every day. ABC4 reporter Brittany Johnson got a first-hand look at this problem recently, by riding along with the ICAC Task Force. She went with our officers to the frontline of this battle to capture and share the tragic reality of child pornography – and how ICAC fights against it – on ABC4’s 10 PM newscasts, April 25 and 26, 2019.
Based on the considerable feedback, the Utah Attorney General’s office is posting answers to the most frequently asked questions about the child pornography problem in our state. These questions are pouring into both the AG’s office and to ABC4 via email, social media, and telephone this week. There are thousands of concerned parents and Utah citizens who are troubled by child pornography and who want to protect their children and help fight against the problem. ICAC Commander Jessica Farnsworth answers the questions below.
Are there warning signs? How can we can recognize those who view and/or trade, sell and share child pornography?
What are the various behaviors that act as ‘gateways’, which could lead a person to child pornography?
Are there any signals or warning signs that indicate a child is being sexually abused?
What can we do to protect our kids?
What do parents need to know about posting photos of their children on social media?
What does the average citizen need to know about child pornography?
What is the best way to get involved in stopping child pornography?
How do we stop the demand for child pornography?