Friday, May 8, 2015

New technology toughens hunt for child predators

Surfing the web as an undercover cop hunting pedophiles and child pornography collectors is a daunting job.

But Toronto Police Det. Paul Krawczyk says he gets through the tough days of viewing disturbing images of sexually abused kids by thinking of the victims he and his fellow officers save.

"Our unit rescues children and changes their lives," Krawczyk told the Toronto Sun Thursday. "There's no more rewarding job.

"But without that reward, I don't know how anyone could do it," he added.

Krawczyk has spent more than a decade with the Child Exploitation Section of the Sex Crimes Unit, which was involved in some of the 17 Canadian arrests made recently during the York Regional Police-led Project Hydra.

And he has seen how technology and child predators' tactics have evolved hand-in-hand.  (more...)

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