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Two NZ victims targeted through online child exploitation

Two New Zealand victims identified during online child exploitation investigation


Wednesday, 19 March 2014 - 10:18am


"The New Zealand Police received information from United States authorities that New Zealand children had been victimised by a US based online child exploitation group. We subsequently identified two young male victims in New Zealand, aged 12 and 13, that had been exploited and were able to take steps to ensure their safety. This investigation highlights the fact that the internet allows predators to exploit children around the world, even in the safety of their own homes. The high level of cooperation during Operation Roundtable demonstrates the willingness of international law enforcement agencies to combat online child exploitation."

Detective Senior Sgt John Michael

OCEANZ (Online Child Exploitation Across New Zealand)

ENDS

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