CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Eastern New Mexico law enforcement officers are using specially designed computer software to hunt out people who collect or share child pornography.
Curry County sheriff's Investigator Sandy Loomis says the Internet is 1 of the most powerful tools a child predator has.
Law enforcement agencies are using the same tool in an effort to stop the risks to children.
They use software that looks at geographical location, quantity and frequency to target users sharing and downloading child pornography.
Investigators look for patterns, using software that searches networks and identifies child pornography being downloaded or shared.
Loomis would not go into detail about how the software identifies child pornography and those possessing it.
Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com