Elizabeth Smart's Father Angry Over Pedophile Web Site

Elizabeth Smart's Father Angry Over Pedophile Web Site

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Elizabeth Smart's father is angry after a Web site created by a self-proclaimed pedophile posted pictures of his daughter.

The Web site, created by Lindsay Ashford, includes pictures of missing or abducted children, including Smart.

On it, Ashford calls himself a pedophile and a "lover of little girls." But he claims he's NOT a child molester and describes pedophilia as simply "sexual orientation."

Ed Smart says he's angry and can't believe someone would come up with some kind of rationale to justify their actions. He says the only reason Ashford and his Web site are worth mentioning at all is to warn parents.

Smart says, although, there isn't much he can do about the site, he says, he's investigating whether pictures of his daughter violate any copyright laws.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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