11:43 am - Thursday November 5, 2015

British police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

61 Viewed Gautam Comments Off on British police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles
Arrested_Man_Generic_Thinkstock_360

LONDON – British police have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.

The country-wide investigation identified 431 children who were in the “care, custody or control” of the suspects, including 127 who were deemed to be at immediate risk of harm.

They have now been made safe, the NCA said, without giving further details.

All the suspects were arrested for downloading or distributing child abuse images, but charges brought so far include serious sexual assault.

Britain has been rocked by a series of paedophile scandals in the past two years, since revelations that late BBC television host Jimmy Savile was a serial sex offender.

The government recently launched a major inquiry into institutional abuse of children following allegations of a sex abuse ring involving senior politicians in the 1980s.

The NCA stressed that none of those arrested in the operation is a serving or former lawmaker or member of the government.

Some 45 police forces across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland took part in the “unprecedented” operation, which involved searches of 833 properties and more than 9,000 computers, phones and hard drives.

“This is the first time the UK has had the capability to coordinate a single targeted operation of this nature,” said NCA deputy director general Phil Gormley.

 

Click here to submit your review.


Submit your review
* Required Field

Don't miss the stories followIndiaVision News and Information and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
Filed in
beach05_2977361b

Gaza: Four children killed as Hamas, Israel accept humanitarian aid truce

snowden

We owe Snowden and he should not face trial: UN human rights chief Navi Pillay

Related posts