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MAN ACCUSED OF SENDING CHILD PORN TO FAMILY

A Colorado businessman, who stunned a Lockport family when he misconstrued their America Online profile -- "one big happy family" -- and allegedly started sending them child pornography over the Internet, was arrested Friday by U.S. Postal Inspectors and Colorado police.

Rudolph Woodruff, 61, of El Paso, Colo., was arrested following an investigation begun here by agents from state Attorney General Dennis C. Vacco's office and the New York State Police.

Vacco spokesman Michael Zabel said the Lockport family, whose identity was not revealed, complained to police after Woodruff started sending them pornographic messages.

"This was a traditional nuclear family, a husband and wife and four kids," said Zabel, who said Woodruff apparently thought the profile of a happy family meant something else.

Agents specializing in child pornography cases soon took over the family's America Online password and continued the dialogue with Woodruff, Zabel said.

Woodruff is accused of sending the undercover agents 11 computer discs with more than 300 images of children engaged in sexual activities.

Agents promised to send child pornography videos in return, and working with police in El Paso, Colo., and Postal Service inspectors, arranged to have the videos delivered Friday. Woodruff was arrested after he signed for the package.

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