OPERATION ATLANTIC (Taking International Aim at Child Predators)


On Wednesday, Europol released the results of its first joint operation with the FBI againstinternational child predators, announcing the identification of eight child victims and the arrestof 17 individuals for child sexual molestation and production of pornography.  OperationAtlantic has led to the identification of 37 child sex offenders in France, Italy, the Netherlands,Spain and the United Kingdom.  The leads and intelligence gathered by the FBI that formed thebasis of Operation Atlantic helped link suspects in five countries to pedophile groups, includingthe notorious Boylover network.