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The Dark Side of the Sandbox

Posted by Keith Cross on May 09, 2007  | Comments

The Dark Side of the Sandbox -

BBC News reported today of an incident in Second Life involving child abuse in the form of child pornography both real and virtual. Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, says they will help identify the offending users and pass on details to prosecutors, and German authorities expect to catch the user fairly quickly.

Second Life is being investigated by German police following allegations that some members are trading child abuse images in the online world.

The investigation follows a report by a German TV news programme which uncovered the trading group and members who pay for sex with virtual children.

The police are now trying to identify the Second Life members involved.

Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life, said it would help identify users and pass on details to prosecutors.

The investigation was carried out by Nick Schader from the Report Mainz news programme who is also a member of Second Life.

Mr Schader was asked to pay to attend meetings where virtual and real child pornography was being shown.

Read the full story on BBC.

CBC also reported the story CBC.

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