How One Photo Unraveled a Global Child Pornography Op

Federal agents Peter Manning and Gregory Squire, who are assigned to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations office in Boston, spend their days and nights investigating the most heinous of heinous criminals: child pornographers. Three years ago, a Massachusetts man emailed them a photo — not realizing they were under cover — and since then “… no single image has provided as many leads as the picture of the boy and his bunny,” writes Jenifer B. McKim in the Globe. Her account of tracking down the perps, the victims, and the web that surrounds the two is as intricate as it is heartbreaking. [Globe]