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Missing & Abused Children / Child Pornography / Walsh Interview / Lunsford Act #789218

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 01, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Orlando, Florida: David Mattingly) The investigation in Canada & the US into a child pornography case involving a girl who was photographed being sexually abused featured; photos shown of a girl who may a material witness and of the victim, with face blocked out; details given of technology used to reveal crime scenes. [Orange County, Florida, Sheriff Kevin BEARY†- announces the release of the photo of the material witness.] [Toronto police child crimes unit Det. Sgt. Paul GILLESPIE†- comments on the rule prohibiting the release of pictures of child pornography victims.] [Orange County sheriff's office OFFICIAL - comments.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped interview held with child safety advocate John Walsh† about what can be done to prevent child abductions and exploitation. [WALSH – cites statistics on the success of “America’s Most Wanted” from showing pictures; relates a case in which the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was able to find a child molester in Atlanta; calls for releasing the photo of the abused girl in the Toronto case; comments on the magnitude of the problem.] Tomorrow’s signing by Florida Governor Jeb Bush of a bill named for kidnap/murder victim Jessica Lunsford toughening sentences for child abusers noted; photos of lost children & tip line number shown.

Lin, Carol;
Mattingly, David

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