Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Brits slammed for receiving Canadian alert on child pornographers — and sitting on it for 16 months

Investigators at Britain’s Independent Police Complaints Commission blasted law enforcement Monday for receiving vital Canadian intelligence about active pedophiles, then doing nothing about it for more than a year.

The country’s top police watchdog said in a statement it “found failings” with how the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOPC) had dealt with tips from the Toronto Police Service alerting U.K. authorities to the identities of nearly 2,400 British child exploiters.

This included the names of men who would soon become some of the U.K.’s most highly publicized serial abusers, among them a Cambridge pediatrician and an Essex teacher who was secretly recording nude images of his students.

But thanks to mismanagement by the British agency, the Canadian data — sent between July 21012 and October 2013 — sat virtually untouched for months.  (more...)

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