ASACP Names New Advisory Council Members

Matt O'Conner
LOS ANGELES — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection has added four new members to its advisory council.

The new members include Chris Jester of SplitInfinity Network, Holly Moss of Moss Consulting, Larry Paciotti (aka Chi Chi LaRue) of CCLP Internet and Scott Rabinowitz of TrafficDude.

“I hope that my very public alter ego and my longtime affiliation with both video and Internet industries can send a message that one of the things both industries have in common with the mainstream is hatred for child pornography,” Paciotti said.

“When I was first introduced to ASACP, I was pleasantly surprised to find an organization devoted to protecting children [that] was funded by the industry,” added Jester. “I have been responsible for shutting down well over 120 websites engaged in crimes against children. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to join the ASACP Advisory Council.”

ASACP Advisory Council members volunteer their time to help the organization craft policies and decide how to direct its resources.

Joan Irvine, ASACP executive director, said existing advisory council members had been considering candidates to fill two open slots but were so impressed with four of the candidates that they decided to add two new seats to the council rather than selecting only two new members.

“With our recent expansion, acquiring additional funds is absolutely necessary to accomplish our goals,” Irvine said. “Having advisory council members with public relations and communications backgrounds will go a long way in helping us bring in additional sponsors and members.”

On March 2, ASACP announced that it was expanding its mission to include reporting sites found to contain child pornography to Internet service providers, hosting and billing companies and domain registrars.

Currently, ASACP receives more than 5,000 reports of suspected child pornography per month. Each year, the group verifies the existence of child pornography on as many as 3,000 different sites, and then reports them to the FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and state attorney general offices.