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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

Source: Ars Technica

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