Earlier this year, prosecutors obtained a guilty plea on child pornography charges from sheila l. An e-mail address listed in the records was traced to postings that appeared in pedophile conversation sites, including comments praising child pornography and images of young girls in thongs. In contrast to their advertising, many of the sites portray themselves on their main pages as regular modeling agencies trying to find work for their talent. More than 200 of the sites have been found by the new york times through online advertising aimed at pedophiles, and a vast majority focus mostly on one child.
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The times did not subscribe to any sites, which it first saw referenced in online conversations among pedophiles. In that 1994 case, the federal court of appeals upheld the conviction of the pedophile, stephen knox, saying explicitly that clothing alone did not automatically mean that images of children were legal.