A plea to county officials to take pedophiles off the streets. Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen says in a study tracing internet protocol addresses from January to October 2008, 22,000 IP's in the state were downloading child porn. Of those, the majority of the victims were pre-pubescent; more than half were younger than five years old.
At the Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange Wednesday, the AG says most kiddie porn users go on to assault children. Van Hollen says his office is cracking down on the crimes and has successfully recruited local authorities during his law enforcement roundtable tour. Although 71 municipalities have volunteered so far, he asked county officials to urge their law enforcement agencies get involved.