We must develop the global capacity required to locate and rescue the estimated 50,000 abused children whose images are on the Internet - they are scattered across the world and in our own backyards. We need to build a global network that shares ideas, information and solutions.
Too often, the best and brightest investigative minds have to work on their own to try to solve challenging online child exploitation cases. A police officer in Canada could be trying to identify an abused child in an Internet image, while at the same time an officer in Brazil or South Africa is on the trail of a suspected pedophile. Neither knows what the other is doing. Neither knows they’re working on the same case.