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#Paedophile Ring

From TheJournal.ie Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years Darknet

Germany jails couple who sold son to paedophiles online for more than two years

The court found that the unemployed couple had sexually assaulted the boy, now 10 and sold him on the so-called darknet.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain Sexual Abuse

Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain

The victims’ ages ran from a few months to around 14-years-old.

From TheJournal.ie FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations Crewe Alexandra

FA to investigate child sex abuse allegations

Four police forces are investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse against children in English football circles as part of a deepening scandal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles' Grooming

'Be careful what images you post online, they could be used by paedophiles'

Frances Fitzgerald has warned young people to be particularly careful.

From TheJournal.ie Abusers streaming child sex abuse footage through video chat apps Paedophile Rings

Abusers streaming child sex abuse footage through video chat apps

Criminal gangs are recruiting disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse, according to a disturbing new report from Europol.

From TheJournal.ie British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation Westminster

British Government expected to launch child sex abuse investigation

The Home Office has admitted that 114 official files relating to claims of child abuse have been lost or destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie Seven convicted of operating paedophile sex ring in Oxford Paedophile Ring

Seven convicted of operating paedophile sex ring in Oxford

Children as young as 11-years-old were abused by what prosecutors called “vicious sexual predators”.

A CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER has been arrested for sharing up to 100,000 indecent images of children through the social networking site Facebook.

Ian Green, a 45-year-old from West Sussex in the United Kingdom, admitted 24 charges of making, possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Green was the ringleader of an international group who shared images online.

Chichester Crown Court heard that Green had set up 11 different Facebook accounts to distribute images, 724 of which were classed as “level five”, the most extreme.

Australian Federal Police

An Australian police operation began in March 2010 to investigate the ring. It traced a link to Green the UK. Investigators found that Green was enabling selected contacts to access the private groups where images were shared.

Green would allow access to the next group to users who demonstrated they were genuine – usually by adding their own images. The different groups displayed images and videos of escalating severity.

The investigation involved the FBI and police in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa and Australia.

Ian Green had already been jailed for 12 months in 2005 for distributing indecent images of children and committing acts of gross indecency with children.

Facebook

Facebook said that convicted sex offenders were not permitted access to the website, but that it was the responsibility of the authorities to inform them of people on the sex offenders register.

Some unconfirmed Australian reports have suggested that Facebook had been aware that image-sharing rings had been using the site, and had deleted users’ accounts, but had failed to inform the police.

However, Australian police have suggested the site was simply unable to monitor the sophisticated operation closely enough.

Neil Gaughan, the director of the Australian Federal Police High Tech Crime Centre, said in a statement:

We are aware that Facebook knew of the existence of these pages and even went so far as to remove the profiles… Facebook deactivated the online accounts of the initial suspects but there were indications that, within hours, the groups were re-forming again.

Gaughan added:

It is important that content service providers including Facebook constantly scan for child exploitation material, and then inform law enforcement of their findings