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Depends on what country you live in. A lot of governments are now monitoring traffic on blacklisted websites and torrents. Downloading/Uploading such files on public torrent networks is asking to be busted - people get notices from the MPAA/RIAA all the time. Something as serious as child pornography won't go lightly. Don't underestimate the amount of monitoring that exists on the Internet. It might not be an Orwellian dystopia but it's close.
I am not suggesting you teach him about encrypted connections and private torrents or things like that but rather educate him. If it becomes a habit, eventually, someone will come across it. You are a friend but some one less of a friend (room-mate, angry ex-gf etc.) could call the cops and bust him for revenge. With the way laws are these days, a single picture on his computer could mean a lifetime registered as a sex offender. It's too big a price to pay for some fetish.
If it's out of curiosity, he's probably seen enough to satisfy it. If he's still downloading it, he might have a problem. Maybe not now but in the long-term.
Years of being a forum-warrior and tech-journalist.
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