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- Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 09:48:57 +0100
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<H1>Arrest may be near in child porn e-mail ad</H1>
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The FBI hinted Wednesday that it was
close to making an arrest in the case of a child pornography
ad sent to computers around the world via e-mail.
The messages apparently originated in New York, urging
recipients to send money to "Child Fun" for pornographic
photos, games and tapes. The e-mail appeared to come from two
accounts at America Online, and AOL officials disconnected
the accounts and began to investigate.
"We have determined that they were not the actual senders, "
said William Burrington, AOL's director of law and public
policy. "We're not sure yet now those AOL addresses were able
to be used to send this material, but we're confident that
the subscribers were not the ones."
Burrington also said that AOL's subscriber data bases were
The e-mail prompted a flood of outraged phone calls to police
departments and FBI offices across the country. The bureau
released a statement Tuesday saying that the mailing was a
hoax, and that it was investigating.
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