Porn spam: it's getting raunchier

Monday, 30 September 2002, 12:16 PM EST

Explicit images have started slipping into inboxes lately as spamsters try to drive traffic to a growing number of sites featuring rape, bestiality and incest pornography.

Although many recipients are disgusted by the imagery, experts are worried that these niche porn sites could lower the inhibitions of sexual deviants and provoke them to act out their fantasies in real life.

Type "incest rape" into the Google search engine, for example, and the first result is for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), a Washington non-profit that aids sexual assault victims. The second result is for brutalextreme.com, which advertises its content as stories, pictures and videos of the "most violent rapes in the history of mankind."

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