|(07 Dec 2007)
In August 2007, there were 62 federal prosecutions of child pornography, according to timely enforcement data from the Justice Department.
Though unchanged from the previous month, filings in this category are down by about half (49.7%) from the previous year, and down 20% from five years ago. These declines follow a period of rapid growth for federal child pornography prosecutions which began after President Bush took office.
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