6 June 2014

U.S. law enforcement honored for contributions to child safety at National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Congressional Breakfast

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) recognized the efforts of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other U.S. law enforcement agencies during [more...]

6 June 2014

World Vision report finds limited understanding of child sexual abuse in Southeast Asia puts children at risk

In coordination with the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (June 4), World Vision’s Project Childhood – Prevention Pillar team released a report entitled, “Sex, Abuse and Childhood: [more...]

20 May 2014

UNWTO and World Vision join forces to fight child exploitation in tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Vision (WV) East Asia Regional Office signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) April 17 to forge a partnership aimed at fighting [more...]

13 May 2014

Switzerland joins Virtual Global Taskforce

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Switzerland is the latest country to join the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child [more...]

5 May 2014

Training by KINSA and VGT leads to arrest of predator in Uganda

In August of 2013, KINSA delivered child exploitation investigation training to police officers from 10 East African countries in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to the training, a social media provider requested [more...]

2 May 2014

INTERPOL-coordinated operation strikes back at ‘sextortion’ networks

An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting organized crime networks behind ‘sextortion’ cases around the world has resulted in the arrest of 58 individuals, including three men linked to the group which harassed [more...]

30 April 2014

Friend MTS donates unique video fingerprinting technology to International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children to disrupt the distribution of graphic child pornography online

London, — April 30, 2014 — Today, Friend MTS is donating a forensic technology developed and customized for the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) to assist in [more...]

22 April 2014

Various VGT partners featured in Bloomberg Business Week story

WASHINGTON — Several of the Virtual Global Taskforce’s law enforcement and private sector members were profiled as part of a recent article by Bloomberg Business Week on the various global [more...]

17 April 2014

EXPERT JOINS THE ECPAT GLOBAL NETWORK

ECPAT International appoints Head of Programme Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online BANGKOK, 17 April 2014 — ECPAT International is very pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Laure Lemineur as [more...]

16 April 2014

Online Child Sexual Exploitation On The Rise? – Internet Hotlines, Industry and Law Enforcement Doing More Than Ever To Fight It

Amsterdam – The Netherlands Today, INHOPE – The International Association of Internet Hotlines published its new data set for the year 2013 showcasing key trends and emerging threats in the [more...]

28 February 2014

EX-MARINE RECEIVES 210-YEAR FEDERAL PRISON TERM FOR DRUGGING AND RAPING GIRLS IN CAMBODIA

Ex-Marine receives 210-year federal prison term for drugging and raping girls in Cambodia A retired U.S. Marine Corps captain who was convicted of drugging and sexually abusing girls in Cambodia [more...]

18 February 2014

HSI BOGOTA AND COLOMBIAN NATIONAL POLICE ARREST CHILD PREDATOR

HSI Bogota and Colombian National Police arrest child predator U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) partnered with the National Police of Colombia (CNP) Feb. 10 to [more...]

10 February 2014

It’s A Penalty: Underage Sex Warning to World Cup Supporters

Child protection charities have joined forces with the football world and law enforcement on a campaign to protect Brazilian children from sexual exploitation and abuse during the World Cup 2014. [more...]

10 February 2014

Two VGT Partners Fight Dissemination of Child Sexual Exploitation Images Through Targeted Collaboration

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and PayPal are combining efforts to address the dissemination of child pornography images through file sharing, peer-to-peer and other digital content [more...]

4 February 2014

ATTACK ON ONLINE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE NETWORK SAVES CHILDREN

A New Zealand multi-agency operation targeting an online child sexual abuse network has caught six offenders, safeguarded four children and rescued a 6-year-old victim in the United Kingdom from the [more...]

4 February 2014

AMERICAN EXPAT WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN IN ECUADOR SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN US PRISON

American expat who sexually abused children in Ecuador sentenced to 30 years in US prison A former Maryland resident who moved to Ecuador where he sexually abused young boys and [more...]

24 January 2014

Paraguay signs agreement to improve information exchange regarding child pornography investigations

A new international agreement was signed Wednesday by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Paraguayan Attorney General’s Office to streamline information sharing regarding suspected child [more...]

16 January 2014

29 arrested in international case involving live online webcam child abuse

An organized crime group that facilitated the live streaming of on-demand child sexual abuse in the Philippines has been dismantled after a joint investigation by the U.K.’s National Crime Agency [more...]

12 December 2013

Tourists to Southeast Asia call for more action on child safe tourism

Travelers to Southeast Asia want the tourism industry to take more action to protect children from exploitation, according to a new report issued by Project Childhood Prevention Pillar – an [more...]

22 November 2013

VGT recommends worldwide adoption of Open Data Protocol, increased victim identification efforts

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) announced two key recommendations to help combat online child sexual abuse material at the conclusion of its board meeting this week in New Zealand. The [more...]