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Police to Start Tracking Porn

Police to Start Tracking Porn



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Suggesting a link between legal pornography use and crime, the Cache County Sheriff's Department is now requiring deputies to begin documenting porn found at crime scenes and during arrests.

In the coming weeks, the sheriff's department will begin collecting data showing when, where and how much pornography is found at crime scenes.

Sheriff's Lieutenant Matt Bilodeau says porn use is increasing, and can be linked to crime just like drug and alcohol abuse.

He likened the new tracking initiative to the approach police use with gang members, and says people who use pornography also have associated traits.

But Dani Eyer, of the Utah chapter of A-C-L-U, says that could be a dangerous idea.

She likened it to scouring a suspect's bookshelf and trying to create a criminal profile from the things that person reads.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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