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'Porn dog' helping sniff out crime

Posted: 12:48 PM, Jun 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-23 21:08:38-04

(KSTU via CNN) - Police in Utah have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against child pornography.

The pooch named URL (pronounced Earl) is a black Lab trained for detecting electronic storage devices.

Affectionately dubbed "porn dog" by the department, URL operates by sniffing out chemicals used in storage media.

URL comes from the same trainer as the K-9 that helped arrest former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle.

"I think everyone was pretty skeptical.  Really? A dog that can detect electronics?" said Lt. Lane Findlay of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. "He certainly has some unique abilities, and we're excited to have him."

URL will go to work with the FBI, Homeland Security and many other agencies.

He is one of nine certified electronic detection K9s in the country.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource

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