Virtual 'girl' snares child sex offenders | News | Al Jazeera

Virtual 'girl' snares child sex offenders

Investigators in Amsterdam use computer program to catch thousands of men trawling the internet for sex with young girls

    A Dutch organisation says it has snared 20,000 men seeking sex with underage girls by using a computer programme, which simulates an 10-year-old on the internet.

    The group has now handed a thousand names over to Interpol to follow up. 

    Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle reports from Amsterdam.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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