Investigators hired to handle child porn cases
BENNINGTON — The Vermont Attorney General’s office has received approval to hire a special investigator to target child pornography cases.
Cindy Maguire of the attorney general’s office tells the Bennington Banner that person will be devoted to building cases against people generating or sharing child pornography over peer-to-peer networks.
In March, Attorney General William Sorrell and 14 elected state’s attorneys generals differed on how to spend $200,000 allocated for handling child pornography cases. Sorrell wanted to spend the money on a prosecutor and an investigator. The state’s attorneys say it should go toward additional computer analysts to reduce the heavy backlog of possible cases.
Maguire said she believes two computer forensics investigators will be hired.