Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Porn replaces Villa Hills Web site


City officials investigating what happened

By Patrick Crowley
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        VILLA HILLS — Log on to the city of Villa Hills Web site and you won't find ordinances, a list of city events or an update on sidewalk construction. You'll find a young woman named Tina pulling up her shirt and unbuttoning her pants.

        Officials in this Kenton County suburb are trying to determine how an adult-oriented Internet site called “Tina's Free Live Webcam” is now found at the city's former Web site address.

        “Obviously it's embarrassing,” said Villa Hills Mayor Mike Sadouskas. “We don't know how it happened ... and we want to find out just what's going on.”

        City officials, including City Attorney Mike Duncan, are investigating. They discovered the situation about two weeks ago.

        Mr. Sadouskas speculates the city somehow lost ownership of the Internet domain or fell victim to computer hackers.

        Operators of porn sites sometimes use Web addresses that sound legitimate to attract users.

        “There are a lot of sick people out there,” Mr. Sadouskas said. “So I guess somebody thought they could use our Web site for this kind of stuff. But we'll get to the bottom of it.”

       



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