In the Media

100 children saved from paedophiles

PUBLISHED April 15, 2004

Police have rescued more than 100 children in the UK - some as young as two - from paedophiles in an international crackdown on child sex abuse, it was revealed yesterday.

Operation Ore was launched two years ago, when an FBI investigation into a multi-million-dollar Texas-based internet website, Landslide Inc, uncovered the credit card details of 250,000 people worldwide suspected of accessing child pornography on the internet.
A total of 7,250 people were identified in the UK, of whom 3,537 have been arrested, 1,679 charged and 1,230 convicted so far, while 102 children have been removed from danger. More than 1,300 cases are still being investigated.