Raids over child porn claims

Some 76 people have been arrested during 48 hours of raids as part of an operation targeting suspected internet paedophiles. Earlier, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) warned that abusive images are becoming more extreme.

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Warning over online child abuse

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre has urged police forces to prioritise the investigation of anyone caught with child abuse images who has easy access to children.

In a perfect world all IIOC (indecent images of children) possession cases would be subject to a comprehensive, quick time investigation as soon as intelligence comes to the attention of law enforcement.

"However in a time where resource is sparse and priorities continually modified, this has become increasingly unachievable.

"Anyone who possesses IIOC poses a risk of committing contact sexual offences against children.

"Cases where it has been identified that an IIOC possession suspect has access to children should be actioned as an immediate priority.".

– Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop)

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