CEOP: 2nd year results from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - the UK's dedicated organisation for tackling the sexual abuse of children - shows the battle against child sex offenders continues to gathers pace.
The CEOP Centre’s activities have led to the safeguarding of 131 children and the arrest of 297 offenders during the last twelve months, with the arrest figures alone being a three-fold increase on the organisation's first year results.
During the last year the organisation has processed almost 1 million images of child sex abuse - using each unique image to help either build up intelligence, track and bring offenders to account, or as vital parts of an investigative jigsaw leading to 18 young victims being identified from this area of work alone. Offenders have been targeted not only individually, but also where they have formed intricate paedophile networks with 6 such groups infiltrated & dismantled throughout the year - all with international footprints.
Press release ~ Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre ~ CEOP Centre's Annual Review 2007/08
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