If it is involved in a crime, or apprehended as evidence associated with a crime. it is digitized and cataloged in their database, regardless of the age of the pictures/film/videoHey Toad
Of the thousands of pictures taken of me or any of us we really don't know what makes those photos or movies go around, saved, posted, or destroyed. But I think that there are two important points about conducting investigations on new and old media. The first is to save children from being abused. They have to be saved now. The second would be for people like us that would love to see our abusers pay for the shit done to us and possibly still doing to other kids.
I think that both should be looked into with the emphasis on saving today's kids. While I wouldn't like the person who trafficked me to be investigated (for my own safety) I would love to see those johns that had apartments in NYC for work and lived out of state to get nailed. They could bed a kid every night. I would love to see a john go to jail, whether for a $10 trick, $500 date, or $1,000 weekend. Nobody uses one kid and then stops. They keep going back for more and more. I've read the news about pedos starting their abuse when they were in their early teens and still doing it when they were in their 60's and 70', maybe longer. I remember going to johns where their family pictures are scattered around their posh apartments. If they had to work over the weekend they would rent me for the whole weekend. Hopefully buying my ass saved their kids from being abused but I also realize that if it wasn't me, they used other kids like me, or their own kids, to get their rocks off.
These people don't stop and they can go through generations of children. Go to any city and we will find street kids being sold or selling themselves. I've gone through my old haunts and kids are still there and still up for sale.