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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# operation ketch

Last year
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40 Irish children were victims of online child sexual exploitation this year
Most of the victims were girls under the age of 16, according to gardai, and many of the images were self-generated.
All time
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Gardaí seize 'childlike sex doll' as 14 addresses raided around country
The searches, conducted between Monday and today, were carried out as part of Operation Ketch.
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Addresses in 11 counties searched as part of investigation into child sexual abuse images
Twenty-three searches have been carried out by gardaí in recent days.
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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.
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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.
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Child porn: Gardaí seize 'tens of thousands' of images in 31 searches
The searches took place across private residences in 12 counties over the weekend.