Pioneering Computer Crime Fighter Retiring After 38 Years
The man who pioneered Montana law enforcement efforts to fight computer and Internet crimes is retiring at the end of the month, wrapping up a career in which he helped bring down an international child pornography ring.
Jimmy Weg is nothing short of enthusiastic about a job he calls fascinating and says has been a labor of love. Prosecutors and judges say they appreciate his level of expertise and training, but the work is not always easy.
More than half of Weg's work includes the unenviable task of going through computers and data storage devices seized from people suspected of possessing, sharing and creating child pornography.
He says the fact he knows that they're going to stop someone from abusing kids helps him deal with looking at the difficult images.