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Aug 4, 2011 8:07 PM by David Ortiviz

Police seek possible victims in child porn network

There are new concerns after federal prosecutors bust an international child pornography network. Federal prosecutors say among the 72 people charges, is Scott Lewandowski of Pueblo. Now Pueblo Police are trying to figure out if children in our own community may have been abused.

Lewandowski lives in Regency according to county records.Neighbors say a woman moved out just hours after the arrest on child pornography charges. Sources tell News First 5, Lewandowski ran security at the Target in Pueblo.

Prosecutors say Lewandoski and the other suspects are accused of using Dreamboard, which is an online gallery of images of children being victimized, in obvious distress, crying and in intentional pain. "I have to admit that even working here we're involved in investigations of child abuse all the time and we hear some horrible things--I was horrified by that report," said Ellen Cooney, Executive Director of the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center.

Local officers weren't involved in the federal investigation, but now they have major concerns. "There definitely possibly could be victims in the community," said Capt. Dayton Robinson, with the Pueblo Police Department.

The justice department says the children featured on Dreamboard were 12 and younger and included infants. Anyone with information about possible victims is urged to call police. "Definitely follow up on it because these people are a parasite on our society and they need to be dealt with," said Capt. Robinson.

In light of the investigation, the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center wants parents to know warning signs that a child has been sexually abused. "Mainly it's sudden changes in the child," said Cooney. She says that can include worse grades, nightmares and fear of going into public. "Main things parents can do is create that trusting environment and let children know that they can tell them whatever, whatever it is you come to me and talk to me about it."

We contacted Llewandowski's employer Target with questions about his access to security cameras. We're still waiting for a response.

 

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