A second online child abuser is convicted thanks to the ‘Sweetie’ 2013 campaign. It is the sixth conviction wordwide. The man is sentenced to prison for 28 months. He will appeal against the sentence.

The man could be identified thanks to chatsessions with the virual Terre des Hommes character that tracked over a thousand perpetrators of webcamsex with children worldwide. 

Second conviction in the UK 

It is the second time that the 'Sweetie' campaign leads to a conviction in the UK. In june a schoolteacher was sentenced to prison after chatting with the virtual girl.  

Sixth 'Sweetie' sentence worldwide

The conviction of the British man is the sixth sentence worldwide. In Australia, Denmark, Poland and Belgium the 'Sweetie' campaign also led to the conviction of online child abusers.

Chatbots track down online child abusers

Together with an international team of experts Terre des Hommes developes new techniques that discourage and warn perpetrators of online webcam child sex tourism. “Chatbots can monitor thousands of chatrooms and approach, identify and locate potential online child abusers', according to Hans Guijt, project manager. 

The sequel to succesfull 'Sweetie' campaign is supported by the Nationale Postcode Loterij.

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