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Global task force helps save 240 child sex victims

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Health Desk: 27th Oct’18: A special task force has helped law officers around the world to rescue more than 240 victims of child sex abuse and bring almost 100 offenders to justice since 2014, Europol said on Friday.

Europe's policing agency for the first time released the figures as its fifth annual Victim Identification Task Force wound down following a two-week operation.

Fernando Ruiz, operations head at Europol's Cyber Crime unit, said, "As a direct outcome of the previous four Victim Identification Task Forces, we have been able to identify and rescue 241 victims around the world".

"Some 94 offenders have been prosecuted in 28 countries" since the task force was established four years ago, said Ruiz.

This year, 27 police detectives from 20 countries including EU member states, Australia and the United States, took part.

Courtesy: Afp, The Hague