The Internet notoriously has been a vehicle for the expansion of pornography, abuse and sexual exploitation around the world, especially of children.
Now more and more it’s becoming a vehicle for tracking down those who pursue pornography, abuse and sexual exploitation, especially of children, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
And soon it may be that when an offender logs on to a site with inappropriate material and uploads or shares it, police will be notified.
At a recent meeting of INTERPOL specialists in Lyon, France, experts from dozens of nations met to discuss their work and coordinate efforts to combat abusers of the innocent.
“The global nature of the Internet and the technology we all use means online child sexual abuse cannot be addressed by one country alone,” said Baroness Joanna Shields, the Internet safety and security minister for the United Kingdom.
“INTERPOL has been central to ensuring the global response to child sexual abuse is focused on protecting victims, and from the beginning it has been an essential partner for the WePROTECT Global Alliance. I am grateful for the part it will play as we continue to galvanize global action,” she said.
The international agency’s International Child Sexual Exploitation database allows law enforcement officers around the globe to rescue an average of seven abused children every day.
INTERPOL said the information exchanged through its specialists in 49 nations and Europol “has already led to the identification of nearly 10,000 victims and the arrest of more than 4,500 perpetrators.”
For example, police in Japan recently arrested five suspected child sexual abusers.