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#Child Exploitation

# child-exploitation - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Arrest over distribution of 'child sex dolls' as gardaí raid 32 premises

Digital material, computers and mobile phones were seized in the searches which took place over the last five days.

# child-exploitation - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Gardaí seized a number of 'child sex dolls' in raids today

It is understood up to 30 homes are being targeted in today’s searches.

# child-exploitation - Saturday 24 October, 2015

Man jailed for 139 years for extorting child pornography from hundreds of boys

Patrick Killen would “beg, bribe and cajole the unsuspecting boys to send him sexually explicit pictures,” then share them with others online.

# child-exploitation - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

# child-exploitation - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Barnardos and PSNI team up on new initiative to tackle child exploitation

Money seized from criminals will partly fund the new scheme to provide early intervention and protect vulnerable children in south and east Belfast.

# child-exploitation - Monday 16 August, 2010

THE NUMBER OF TEENAGERS who are extorted online after post revealing images of themselves on the internet is increasing, say US authorities.

Teens who flash body parts on internet chatrooms are being contacted by people threatening to share the images among their friends if they don’t send more videos and images.

AP outlines a number of recent cases being investigated by federal prosecutors in America.

In February, Anthony Stancl was sentenced to 15 years in prison for extorting male classmates. Stancl, who was 18 at the time, had tricked the teens by posing as a girl on Facebook.

After they had send explicit photos, Stancl threatened to post the photos online unless they engaged in sexual activity with him.

TV and online campaigns encouraging teens to “think before you post” have been launched to try to increase awareness of the risks of exploitation: