More than 260 charged in online child abuse operation

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Teachers, civil servants and police staff are among 264 people who have been charged in a probe targeting child abuse images online. A total of 745 suspected paedophiles have been arrested in the National Crime Agency's Operation Notarise, launched just over a year ago. The agency said 518 children had been protected as a result. Of those charged, 47 were employed in positions of trust or voluntary roles with access to children, the NCA said. Those facing charges include:

  • 16 teachers, school or college staff
  • Six government workers, including three civil servants
  • One retired magistrate
  • One person working in the office of a police and crime commissioner
  • One person retired from "police service" work
  • One former UK Border Agency officer


source: Article 'More than 260 charged in online child abuse operation'; www.bbc.com/news/uk-31988732; BBC News; 20 March 2015