US global crackdown on child porn

Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 00:00

US special agents identified 123 victims of child sexual exploitation during a five-week global crackdown on child pornography that resulted in the arrests of 245 people in the United States and overseas, officials said yesterday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched "Operation Sunflower" to rescue child victims and find people who trade and produce child pornography. The operation took place across the US and in six other countries and involved children as young as two. Special agents rescued 44 children directly from their abusers. Most of the 123 victims were from the US but about a dozen were in foreign countries. - (Reuters)