Google turns user in over child porn

Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
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HOUSTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Google isn't just one of the greatest resources for internet users, it's also a crime fighter.

Houston police say thanks to the internet giant they were able to catch a sexual predator.

The site contacted police after detecting explicit images of a young girl in an email sent by John Skillern, who was sending them to a friend.

Detectives say without the help of Google they would have never had access to that email.

"He was trying to get around getting caught, he was trying to keep it inside his e-mail. I would never be able to find that," said Det. David Nettles.

Skillern has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography.



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