A New York Times expose is causing a disruption in the business of child pornography carried on the Internet through Web cams.
The Times story profiled 19-year-old Justin Berry. He described a lucrative business he started when he was 13 — disrobing and later, performing sex acts on camera for paying customers — some of whom he met; and some of whom assaulted him.
At the urging of The New York Times, Berry gave information to federal prosecutors about the teenage Web cam industry and the adults who support it. In exchange, he was given immunity from prosecution.
Kurt Eichenwald, business reporter for The New York Times and NYTimes.com, talks about the latest developments in the story he broke on Dec. 19.