Google reported child pornography found in a convicted sex offender's Gmail account, causing many to speculate that Google scan its email for offending images, according to reports.
Google reported John Henry Skillem, a convicted sex offender, after the tech company found images of child pornography and reported the information to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to the Telegraph. The images of a young girl were found by an automated search and a police investigation by the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to an arrest.
"He was keeping it inside of his email. I can't see that information, I can't see that photo, but Google can. He was trying to get around getting caught, he was trying to keep it inside his email," Detective David Nettles told Channel 11. "I really don't know how they do their job. But I'm just glad they do it.".