Through His Webcam, a Boy Joins a Sordid Online World: Here’s a chilling New York Times story about how one kid got drawn into child porn. A reporter for the Times contacted him for the story and ended up connecting him with the authorities, who then provide a very satisfying ending to the tale.
[…] on an afternoon in 2000, one member of his audience sent a proposal: he would pay Justin $50 to sit bare-chested in front of his Webcam for three minutes. The man explained that Justin could receive the money instantly and helped him open an account on PayPal.com, an online payment system.
“I figured, I took off my shirt at the pool for nothing,” he said recently. “So, I was kind of like, what’s the difference?”
Justin removed his T-shirt. The men watching him oozed compliments.