HUNDREDS OF DEPRAVED PEDOPHILES ARE STOPPED AS THEY TRY TO ENTER AUSTRALIA TO ABUSE CHILDREN EXPLOITED BY SICK SEX RINGS
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January 10, 2019
Child exploitation material was seized from 223 passengers at airports in 2018 as authorities work to crack down on pedophiles. Joint operations between the Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force led to the Sydney arrest of two male teachers, aged 33 and 52, amid reports of 17,893 Australian IP addresses allegedly accessing child exploitation material. The numbers more than doubled in the space of a year with less than 9741 reports recorded in 2017, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The Australian National Child Offenders Register lists the names of convicted paedophiles and alerts authorities when the Australian nationals are departing the country. Amid the clampdown on sex rings, the Australia authorities can notify countries known to be child sex destinations such as Thailand and the Philippines about the history of the visitor and they can be denied entry. David McLean, AFP Manager Child Protection and Cyber Operations Commander, said registered child sex offenders were always tracked overseas. Acting Assistant Commissioner Claire Rees from ABF Port Operations Command said ABF continues to work with authorities overseas to close down on child exploitation.
'Child exploitation is a global issue and the ABF actively works with our law enforcement partners investigating these matters domestically and internationally and to prevent any harm to children here or overseas,' she said.
'The ABF has a zero tolerance approach to child exploitation and our officers are alert to the threat of travellers of concern and persons who may be seeking to travel with, or send abhorrent material both in and out of Australia.'
In 2018 there were 62 people who had their visas cancelled and were deported for offences related to child exploitation, Ms Rees said. Authorities also arrested 20 men aged between 18 and 72, including a primary school teacher, for distributing child abuse material online in clampdown in Victoria and Tasmania in 2018. Some of the material involved babies, police said.