The Statistics About Child Pornography

A man from Raleigh, North Carolina was convicted by a federal jury for using the internet with the intent to view child pornography, according to the authorities.

According to court documents, in 2020, Raleigh police received reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that "illegal internet activity" was taking place at the residence of William Robert Jeffery.

In March 2020, the FBI and Raleigh police "executed a search warrant" at Jeffery's house. Jeffery admitted to "using a pornographic chat website and viewing clothed images of children." He denied having child pornography, according to authorities. However, according to officials said that a forensic examination of Jeffery's laptop showed "extensive activity on the chat website and was able to recover multiple [child pornography] images that had been deleted from the internet history."

Authorities also said that Jeffery had previously been convicted of "traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in a sex act with a minor," and two counts of indecent liberties with a minor. Amber Trent "Raleigh man convicted for intent to view child porn" (Dec. 20, 2022).

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In 2021, NCMEC received more than 29.3 million CyberTipline reports containing more than 84.9 million images, videos, and other content related to suspected child sexual exploitation. Ninety-eight percent of child sexual abuse material reports involved children under 13; 30 percent of which involved children under 10, including infants and toddlers.

In Fiscal Year 2020, 1,023 cases involved child pornography, according to U.S. Sentencing Commission records. This reflects federal convictions only. Of those cases, 45.1 percent of child pornography offenders were sentenced for possessing child pornography; 41.9 percent were sentenced for trafficking child pornography; and 13.0 were sentenced for receiving child pornography. The average sentence for offenders convicted of receiving child pornography was 95 months.

Possession, transmitting, selling, buying, or creating child pornography is a crime. The creating and the viewing of it is a type of child sexual abuse.

What should you do, then, if you happen to see someone viewing child pornography?

  • If possible, if you notice child pornography on someone else's phone or computer, preserve any evidence.
  • On the internet, note the name of the website, chat room, or newsgroup where you saw the child pornography.
  • Report to the NCMEC CyberTipline ( or via the phone at 1-800-843-5678.
  • If you receive child pornography through unsolicited e-mail, note the sender's screen name and ISP (Internet Service Provider) and forward the entire message (do not copy and paste) to the FBI.
  • DO NOT download the child pornography yourself in order to help the FBI. You may not download such an image to your hard drive, disk, or printer without breaking the law.
  • Rely on law enforcement to conduct the investigation into the crime.
  • Assist authorities with their investigation, if requested.
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