MPD Investigating Horrifying Child Porn Case

(Memphis) No arrests have been made in the child porn investigation where a toddler is seen engaged in a sexual act.

While the picture is going viral online Memphis police are trying to find out where it came from to put a stop to it.

The police department says if you get an email or Facebook message with the picture in to immediately delete it, so the image will stop being passed around. 

But, if you happen to recognize anyone in it, you should call police and let them know.

Their top priority right now is to identify the little girl in the picture and get her to safety.

The Police department is working with the federal officials to stop the horrifying picture from spreading and make an arrest. 

The FBI has a task force called Innocent Images, and its website calls the internet a playground for pedophiles and reporting abuse is crucial to keeping children safe.

Memphis Police Director Armstrong says people in Memphis are sending the picture around thinking they are helping by asking people to identify the girl so she can be rescued. 

He says that’s not a good idea, “The desired response would have been to contact law enforcement rather than posting a picture like that and allowing it to go viral and be disseminated to even more people than it had already been done.”

Toney Armstrong has a two-year-old daughter and said the picture of another toddler involved in a sex act sickens him, “Never in my wildest dreams would you ever think that someone would stoop to that level and do something as sick as that to a two-year-old child.”

Just because you didn’t take the pornographic picture doesn’t mean you are innocent. 

It’s illegal to have or send pictures like that. 

So, if you have received one, you should tell police and delete it.

“It can possibly be investigated on a federal level and prosecuted on a federal level,” said Armstrong.

If you have information about the incident and want to report it anonymously you can call the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-THELOST.

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