The investigation spanned 35 countries [EPA]
Thirty-one children and babies who were sexually abused live for an internet chatroom have been rescued following the biggest ever international investigation into an online paedophile ring.

The inquiry, which spanned 35 countries, has led to the jailing of the man who ran the operation, 27-year-old Briton Timothy Cox.

To what extent does the internet encourage paedophiles and other criminals to meet and justify each others' behaviour?

And just what does policing the medium involve?

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