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    17,905 reports of child exploitation received by AFP in 2018. Each report can contain hundreds and thousands of images and videos.

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    There are more than one million persistent profiles within hidden services sites, where victims are re-victimised many hundreds of times a day.

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    Every 5 minutes a webpage shows a child being sexually abused.

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    The National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children received more than 18.4 million CyberTip reports in 2018.

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    No region is untouched by this crime and no country is immune.


The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) provides a consistent, holistic and coordinated response to counter the online exploitation of children in Australia.

The ACCCE is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children against online exploitation.

Prevent

  • Collaborate to prevent exploitation
  • Foster industry and community participation
  • Research, educate and understand

Prepare

  • Become Future Ready
  • Innovate and evolve capability
  • Early intervention from exploitation

Pursue

  • Identify victims and remove from harm
  • Investigate and prosecute offenders
  • Disrupt and dismantle exploitative networks
  • Coordinate responses to threats
  • Seize criminal assets

Protect

  • Team up with industry to protect children from exploitation
  • Help to protect victims from further abuse
  • Protect the wellbeing of members

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Sydney man to face court on child abuse charges

Tue 07-07-2020

A 40-year-old Sydney man is due to appear before the Central Local Court on child abuse charges following an investigation by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).The investigation commenced after the...

19-year-old man charged with multiple child abuse offences

Tue 30-06-2020

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today after the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (NT JACET) charged him with multiple child abuse offences.In...

AFP dismantles Australian online network of alleged child sex offenders and helps young victims

Fri 05-06-2020

An Australian Federal Police-led investigation has smashed open a domestic online network of alleged child sex offenders, who are accused of abusing and exploiting Australian children and recording the horrific...