On April the 7th 2018, 60-Year old Canadian humanitarian worker and former United Nations staff member Peter D. was arrested at his house in Nagarkot near Kathmandu, Nepal in the course of an investigation into child sexual abuse.
Undercover operations conducted under the umbrella of the 'Sweetie Project', have led to a series of arrests of child sexual abuse offenders in several European countries. 72-Year old Dutch national Hans v C was apprehended earlier this month and described as a serious child sex offender by law enforcement. The arrest follows earlier arrests last month of British national Matthew B. and Norwegian Jomar K. Several others are under investigation. All of these individuals are known to have paid for sex shows involving children from the Philippines.
An editorial in a main daily Philippine newspaper says the law must take its lead from the Sweetie Project and focus its attention on those creating the demand for online child sexual abuse along with apprehending the suppliers of it.
A year and a half after an undercover operation and police action which brought down a notorious cybersex den the Philippine courts have released computer records seized in the raid to the police. The tracking down of individuals whose details are contained in the files can now begin as the Philippine police share the information with their international colleagues.
Cyber Security Week in the The Netherlands (25th-29th September) will be marked by a week of presentations, workshops and discussions at venues in The Hague including The Hague Security Delta which is the main organiser of the event. The Save Sweetie Project will make a presentation of the latest developments in the Sweetie 2.0 programme on Friday 29th.