CP scanner averts cop burnout

Every day, Bob Elder turns on his computer and sees some of the worst humanity has to offer. It’s his job to scan the hundreds of thousands of CP pictures and videos that Victoria police find on computers around the city. Flipping through a never-ending series of images of exploited young children can be a horrific task, even for a veteran cop. “I don’t get personal,” said Elder, a detective in the computer forensics department. “If you get personal, it eats you up. I view the images as pieces of evidence. But at the same time, in each of these images there’s a victim behind it.” To combat the growing flow of CP, the Victoria Police Department has bought Elder some big-time help – a new piece of software that automatically scans many of the images so he won’t have to…

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