Meet Browser: The Crime-Fighting K9 Who Sniffs Out Child Porn

Child pornography involves children in compromising positions and situations for the sake of entertainment and sexual stimulation of perverts and pedophiles. Children who are victims of such nefarious activities are often left traumatized for the rest of their lives with their mental growth retarded as a result of it.

They also face personal maladjustments and might become the perpetrator when adult. They are often found to have extensive knowledge of sex and sexual activities. Internet with its dark web has made it easier for such perverts to access child porn.

Since it is impossible to track anything on the darknet, it becomes quite a feat for the police to track down this perpetrator.

It is a growing problem and the police, the NGO’s have taken several measures to protect children and put an end to such activities.

In lake country, there is a new method adopted by the investigators and police officers there to sniff out child porn. The new method or tool in question here is Browser, a crime-fighting K9.

The Browser is almost a year old Labrador dog that has been specially trained for sniffing out such perverts and criminals who are involved in such activities as child pornography.

An electronic sniffing dog like Browser was used previously in the child porn case of Jared Fogle and it was quite effective. The dog is skilled enough to detect this particular chemical which is found in phones, cameras, iPad and other devices alike which can be used for capturing and storing acts of exploitation of a child.

The dog is let in, once the investigators have checked out the place. The state’s attorney claimed that there are people who download child porn and then save it to thumb drives and hide them in removable devices in their homes.

This goes to show the length these criminals are willing to go to satisfy their perverse sexual desire. Browser’s handler and trainer, Carol Gudbrandsen, claimed there was one such incident where an SD card was found in a slipper under the bed containing child porn.

The Browser has been trained for five months and this five months of training has enabled Browser to sniff out a dozen of evidence and get the criminals jailed.

Carol trains Browser twice a day and the training never takes place in the same environment every day. She mixes the environment every day for the training.

Although Carol is her trainer, her job does not just end there, she has to view the countless graphic images which are quite disturbing and unsettling.

Carol feels that Browser is the only thing during that time which reminds her that there is still goodness and faith in the world and not all is lost.

Training Browser is the only source of a break for Carol from such tough work. She is very fond of taking Browser with her when she is on duty to visit schools because every kid loves a good little dog and it is easier for her to command the kid’s attention when Browser is present.