November 17, 2017

Man Using Library Computers Charged with Emailing Child Porn

By LJ Staff

The Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL), KY, uses filters to block pornography, but such software doesn’t block material contained in email – the medium a library user apparently used to access and distribute child pornography. According to the Courier-Journal, Gary Neagle, a convicted sex offender, was said by police to have used Yahoo and Google e-mail accounts to receive and forward pornographic images from the LFPL and other locations. Detective Dan Jackman told the newspaper that the investigation stemmed from a cyber alert through The Center for Missing & Exploited Children that indicated someone in Louisville had sent pornographic images through a Yahoo account. After sending subpoenas to Yahoo and Google, Jackman connected Neagle to the screen name that had been identified and to a library computer. "The system worked," LFPL Director Craig Buthod told the newspaper. "Yahoo and Google were paying attention to what was going on on their sites."

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