A crackdown, aimed at targeting offenders downloading, making and distributing indecent images of children online has seen more than 40 people arrested and properties raided by Essex Police in the last six-months.
The force has also safeguarded 46 children who may be at risk of harm and secured multiple charges against a number of those arrested.
Over the last six months, using an intelligence-led approach, a dedicated team of specialist officers have targeted those involved in the downloading, distribution and making indecent images of children.
The team have worked alongside and in support of Essex Police’s existing specialist Police Online Investigation Team (POLIT) and Child Abuse Investigation Teams (CAIT).
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