This is a story about a crime ring which thankfully has been broken up. They dealt with child porn and in physically torturing the children to boot. Impossible to comprehend. Child porn ring broken | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA Who knows how many of these rings exist. This sort of case raises disturbing issues about balancing the role of government 'snooping' to catch these monsters, and fear about governments monitoring and suppressing things like political speech and civil rights in a free society, I would think before electronic communications these sorts of people weren't able to network and were isolated in their activities and perhaps not a prolific in their ability to abuse. How to craft laws to track and catch these sorts of criminals and yet not infringe on privacy rights of law abiding citizens? The people that have pleaded guilty thus far have gotten sentences ranging from 20-30 years this seem wholly inadequate.