Good point. We should take into consideration that, at least at first, the kid was probably running his webcam business on the sheer fact that he had few friends otherwise, and needed someone to talk to. And I do agree that we lost the point that people were indluging in kiddie porn here, which is a serious crime.
Still, I wonder... what caused the change in heart? Do you think the kid is trying to move on/break away, or perhaps he has taken his attention-getting to a new level?