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...]

22 November 2013

VGT board applauds government, industry strides against online child exploitation

The Virtual Global Taskforce’s (VGT) board of management applauded announcements made at a U.K. summit this week by government and industry leaders interested in combating online child sexual exploitation. Board [more...]

20 November 2013

EC3 trains future EU cybercrime experts

Still in its first year, the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has expanded its training and capacity building with a new course on Open Source information technology (IT) forensics which is [more...]

20 November 2013

EC3 hosts seminar for law enforcement and private sector to combat online child sexual exploitation

Cooperation among law enforcement, child protection hotlines, NGOs and the private sector was discussed at the Child Sexual Exploitation Experts seminar which took place on Nov. 13 at Europol, The [more...]

24 October 2013

Veteran “HEROs” join ICE efforts to bring child predators to justice

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today joined U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director John Sandweg, U.S. Special Operations Command Director of the Care Coalition Kevin McDonnell [more...]

22 October 2013

GLOBAL CRIMINALS TO FEEL FORCE OF NEW NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

Serious and organized criminals across the globe will feel the full force of United Kingdom (U.K.) law enforcement thanks to the October launch of the U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA). [more...]

17 October 2013

144 suspects in the picture during national week of action against child pornography

Last week, the National Police of the Netherlands and the Public Prosecution Service held a national week of action against the possession of child pornography. During the week of action, [more...]

27 September 2013

VGT holds inaugural meeting for private sector partners

The inaugural meeting of private members of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) was held just outside Washington, D.C., last week at the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in [more...]