ASACP Honors Founder, Supporters at XBIZ Awards

LOS ANGELES – At the recently concluded XBIZ Awards show in Hollywood, the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) honored its Founder, Alec Helmy, with its Visionary Award and presented Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan of The Eros Association with its annual Service Recognition Award.

The award ceremony took place on Feb. 7 at the Highlands in Hollywood and was a part of the XBIZ Hollywood '08 Conference.

According to ASACP, its success has depended on the contributions of its generous sponsors and members, its dedicated advisory council, and many other people who have volunteered valuable time and resources because they support ASACP's mission of child protection.

ASACP's Service Recognition Award is presented annually to a person whose consistent contributions have helped make the organization's work possible.

This year, ASACP recognized the tireless work of Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan of The Eros Association for their advocacy of the RTA "Restricted to Adults" website label.

The Eros Association is an Australian adult industry group that was established in 1992 to unite the industry and lobby governments to establish logical perspectives on love and sex. Eros has supported RTA since it was launched and has taken RTA's effectiveness in protecting children from viewing age-inappropriate to an international level.

ASACP's CEO Joan Irvine presented the award to Patten who was on hand to accept the award on behalf of Eros.

"Eros has been essential in assisting ASACP in its international outreach," Irvine said. "In addition to their support of RTA they welcomed ASACP to Australia in 2007. They coordinated my meetings with legislators and arranged for me to be one of the keynote speakers at Adultex."

ASACP's Director of Technology and Compliance, Tim Henning, presented XBIZ President Alec Helmy with ASACP's first ever "Visionary Award" in appreciation of his dedication to protecting children and his vision to unite others in the same mission by creating the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection.

"As the first ASACP employee, I have truly seen first hand how much ASACP has grown and far we have come. We are now an integral part of the international fight against child pornography and have forwarded thousands of reports of CP to law enforcement," Henning said. "We wanted to honor Helmy for having the foresight to know that the adult industry could be a powerful force in protecting children."

Founded in 1996, ASACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse. ASACP also works to help parents prevent children from viewing age-inappropriate material online.

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