Eight held in crackdown on paedophiles

Dorset Echo: Eight held in crackdown on paedophiles Eight held in crackdown on paedophiles

EIGHT people in Dorset have been arrested in a major crackdown on paedophiles.

Dorset Police have taken part in a major national operation to target offenders sharing indecent images of children online.

In a UK first, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have led a nationally coordinated, six-month operation with 45 police forces in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The operation is ongoing but as of midday on Friday July 11, 431 children have been safeguarded and over 600 people have been arrested across the UK.

The offences range from accessing indecent images of children to serious sexual assault.

Eight men have been arrested by detectives in Dorset following the receipt of information from the NCA.

Three have been charged and five are currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Pete Little, of the Public Protection Unit, said: “The aim of this operation was to protect children who are victims of, or might be at risk of sexual exploitation.

“Children are victimised not only when they are abused and an image is first taken. They are victimised repeatedly every time that image is viewed.

“We know that some of the people who start by accessing indecent images online go on to abuse children directly.”

The NCA developed and disseminated intelligence packages about suspected offenders and passed those to forces across the UK.

Detective Inspector Pete Little continued: “This has not only been about catching people who have already offended – it is also about influencing potential abusers before they cross that horrific line.

“Offenders need to know that the internet is not a safe anonymous space for accessing indecent images. They leave a digital footprint and we will find it.”

Dorset Police are also urging people using the internet to access indecent images of children to get professional help. There is support in place through organisations such as www.stopitnow.org.uk of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and GPs who can help.

The Paedophile Online Investigation Team can be contacted on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

For more information visit: • UK safer internet centre website. www.saferinternet.org.uk • Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre. www.ceop.police.uk • CEOP resources suitable for parents and children of different ages. www.thinkuknow.co.uk • www.stopitnow.org.uk • www.internetmatters.org

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11:07am Wed 16 Jul 14

cj07589 says...

Good! castrate the scum and throw away the keys!
Good! castrate the scum and throw away the keys! cj07589
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3:58pm Wed 16 Jul 14

whatever66 says...

bailed how about naming and shaming them to keep children safe ????? after all why should they be allowed to remain nameless????
bailed how about naming and shaming them to keep children safe ????? after all why should they be allowed to remain nameless???? whatever66
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4:06pm Wed 16 Jul 14

dadza says...

They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty
They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty dadza
  • Score: 14

4:37pm Wed 16 Jul 14

cosmick says...

dadza wrote:
They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty
You living in dreamland then.
[quote][p][bold]dadza[/bold] wrote: They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty[/p][/quote]You living in dreamland then. cosmick
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5:02pm Wed 16 Jul 14

elloello1980 says...

cosmick wrote:
dadza wrote:
They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty
You living in dreamland then.
I certainly get your comment, we're far from that these days.

However, with such cases there must be an innocent until proven guilty policy! The Police don't always get it right, and an innocent life can be ruined by being accused of such a vile crime.

I'm sure we've all read at least one story of someone being beaten/terrorised as a result. I remember reading about someone being killed by his chav neighbours (who certainly don't understand the law), and then it become evident he was 100% innocent.

The rest of them, burn the fukkers!
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadza[/bold] wrote: They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty[/p][/quote]You living in dreamland then.[/p][/quote]I certainly get your comment, we're far from that these days. However, with such cases there must be an innocent until proven guilty policy! The Police don't always get it right, and an innocent life can be ruined by being accused of such a vile crime. I'm sure we've all read at least one story of someone being beaten/terrorised as a result. I remember reading about someone being killed by his chav neighbours (who certainly don't understand the law), and then it become evident he was 100% innocent. The rest of them, burn the fukkers! elloello1980
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9:25pm Wed 16 Jul 14

dadza says...

cosmick wrote:
dadza wrote:
They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty
You living in dreamland then.
No its England
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadza[/bold] wrote: They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty[/p][/quote]You living in dreamland then.[/p][/quote]No its England dadza
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8:31am Thu 17 Jul 14

jjlad2 says...

elloello1980 wrote:
cosmick wrote:
dadza wrote: They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty
You living in dreamland then.
I certainly get your comment, we're far from that these days. However, with such cases there must be an innocent until proven guilty policy! The Police don't always get it right, and an innocent life can be ruined by being accused of such a vile crime. I'm sure we've all read at least one story of someone being beaten/terrorised as a result. I remember reading about someone being killed by his chav neighbours (who certainly don't understand the law), and then it become evident he was 100% innocent. The rest of them, burn the fukkers!
Shame they dont take the same line when dealing with "Rape Accusations", they are named the minuet they get arrested and "are innocent" til proven guilty arnt they?
[quote][p][bold]elloello1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadza[/bold] wrote: They have not been to court yet, the case against them needs to be proved. In this country you are innocent untl proved guilty[/p][/quote]You living in dreamland then.[/p][/quote]I certainly get your comment, we're far from that these days. However, with such cases there must be an innocent until proven guilty policy! The Police don't always get it right, and an innocent life can be ruined by being accused of such a vile crime. I'm sure we've all read at least one story of someone being beaten/terrorised as a result. I remember reading about someone being killed by his chav neighbours (who certainly don't understand the law), and then it become evident he was 100% innocent. The rest of them, burn the fukkers![/p][/quote]Shame they dont take the same line when dealing with "Rape Accusations", they are named the minuet they get arrested and "are innocent" til proven guilty arnt they? jjlad2
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