Florida woman said to have 700+ child porn images on Tumblr account

Florida woman said to have 700+ child porn images on Tumblr account
Katie Nicole Gibbons

20-year-old Katie Nicole Gibbons of Pensacola, Florida has recently been arrested for allegedly having a Tumblr account that contained over 700 images of child porn. Local police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who I imagine received a tip from Tumblr themselves.

The arrest report states of the 732 images, 51 are of kown children that have been rescued by law enforcement, 253 have been reported before but the children are likely still in the care and custody of their abusers, and 428 of the images are new and have never been seen before because they are yet unseen victims or the computer files have been altered from their original forms. There is no indication in the arrest report that any of the victims are local.

Those are some disconcerting numbers.

Tumblr itself is a blogging platform that infamously had a ton of users leave after they banned adult images from their platform. In the past, it has often been used as a repository of child porn by some offenders. While not perfect, Tumblr has reported many of these offenses to the NCMEC. I imagine it must be like pushing a rock uphill some days for them.

Now, in my limited experience, it’s rare for a woman to be such a prolific child porn collector. Usually, when women are charged with possessing or producing child porn, a male romantic interest is usually involved. I almost feel sorry for her because it seems like someone may have introduced her to this practice at a young age. Possibly an online predator or someone she knows. Ultimately though, she allegedly chose to engage in that activity and every time one of these images is shared it’s like the victim is being assaulted all over again. For that, if she is indeed guilty, she must face justice.

(Sources)
WEAR-TV
WKRG
NorthEscambia.com

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