264 paedophile suspects charged

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Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Police staff, teachers and civil servants are among 264 suspected paedophiles who have been charged since the start of a major operation targeting people who access child abuse images online.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) disclosed that 745 suspects have been arrested under Operation Notarise, which launched just over a year ago.

Of those charged, 47 were employed in positions of trust or voluntary roles with access to children.

The NCA said that 518 children have been “safeguarded” as a result of the operation.

Those charged include:

:: Eight teachers and several others working in education;

:: A former UK Border Agency officer;

:: Three civil servants and one government employee;

:: One GP, two medical technicians and one paediatrician;

:: One employed in and another retired from “police service” work;

:: One retired justice of the peace;

:: One banker.

Around 10,000 devices have been seized by investigators.

So far 16 suspects held as part of the operation have been given cautions for offences involving indecent images of children, the NCA revealed.

Published: Friday 20th March 2015 by The News Editor

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