Several readers sent in links to the BBC, which has picked up news of a German investigation into child pornography in Second Life
. A German TV station captured images of two avatars, an apparent adult and an apparent child, involved in sexual activity. The station also said they had infiltrated a ring trading real-world child porn in SL. SL creator Linden Labs is cooperating fully with the investigation
, they write on their official blog: "Our investigations revealed the users behind these avatars to be a 54-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman. Both were immediately banned from Second Life."
The German prosecutor's office hasn't responded to Linden's offer of help in identifying the real-world traders.