"He has been trained in finding the scent of hard drives, thumb drives and other computer gear."
New York, July 10 - A golden Labrador with the Rhode Island internet crimes against children task force in the US has a perfect nose for computer hardware that can help against rising cases of child pornography.

Named Thoreau, the dog has already helped cops arrest a suspect who had stashed a thumb drive filled with child porn deep within a metal filing cabinet.

If it has a memory card, he will sniff it out, detective Adam Houston, Thoreau's handler, was quoted as saying in a Providence Journal report.

He has been trained in finding the scent of hard drives, thumb drives and other computer gear.

The dog can catch by scent things small enough to be hidden out of sight by child pornographers that police officers may miss, media reports said.


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