Canada Assists Interpol to Combat Child Sex Abuse Cases
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has donated a computer software program to Interpol to facilitate tracking and investigation of international child sex abuse. The program is a part of a mobile application that can be shared by investigators around the world. Using existing evidence, such as photographs, application viewers can identify material that may suggest the whereabouts of the crime. Currently, Interpol’s International Child Sexual Exploitation database serves as a means to rescue children around the world who have fallen victim to crimes of sexual abuse. Canada’s donation came during Interpol’s 81st General Assembly meeting in Rome, Italy. The NCECC was established in 2004 to protect children from sexual exploitation, with a focus on the Internet due to increasing use of technology.