Google is being sued in America by a Democratic politician who believes that the search engine in profiting from child pornography.

Democratic Delegate Jeffrey Toback filed a 16-page complaint charging the Internet search giant with "putting child pornography profits ahead of the well-being of children and community members."

The suit seeks a financial judgment for damages and also seeks to have a court compel Google to prohibit site links or advertising for Web sites that have illegal content on them.

However what the politician fails to realise is that Google offers a SafeSearch feature which automatically blocks any adult material from appearing in its searches as well as prohibiting "promotion of child pornography or other non-consensual material" within its adwords advertising service.