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Child Sexual Abuse Online

TOEX were tasked to support a force investigation to identify any further victims, after a serving police officer was charged with more than 100 offences relating to child sexual abuse material.

The TOEX Response

Extensive intel work revealed social media links, including Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

By cross referencing images from apps, TOEX was able to identify each victim, then look for further details that may reveal their location.

Reverse image searching was also used to identify town landmarks and school uniform emblems.

As a result, TOEX confirmed victim addresses in 25 cases and a further 16 accounts produced solid lines of enquiry. Intelligence packs were completed for each victim and allocated to the relevant police forces to progress.

The officer was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 12 years.