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AIBU to ask people to just spend 2 minutes looking at these pictures? *MNHQ warning for images containing items relating to Child Sexual Abuse*

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KitKat1985 Sat 23-Mar-19 13:37:15

Europol are once again asking members of the public for help with solving child sex abuse cases. In many explicit photos of children there are clues in the backgrounds (objects / scenery) that can help Europol identify the locations the images were taken, and help therefore identify where the exploited children have come from and find the perpetrators. Europol are therefore asking for the public to help identify objects / scenery from the backgrounds of some explicit photos taken of children. All explicit material / images of children have been removed from the pictures before being posted by Europol. I figure Mumsnet with a large international readership may well have at least one member who can identify an item / location from one of the images posted, so if we can all spend 2 minutes viewing the images it may well help Europol with their investigations.

www.europol.europa.eu/stopchildabuse

Gingerkittykat Sat 23-Mar-19 14:16:05

Those pictures are chilling, especially the ones with the children just photoshopped out of clothes.

Hopefully someone will recognise something.

Hortuslover Sat 23-Mar-19 15:01:40

Agreed the pictures are chilling.
Sadly I don’t recognise any of this..I wish I did.

BanningTheWordNaice Sat 23-Mar-19 15:10:31

The eagle on the baseball cap would make me think it was either Albanian or Kosovan but I can’t make out the writing.

FauxJoMalaux Sat 23-Mar-19 18:48:43

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KitKat1985 Sat 23-Mar-19 20:16:12

I agree the images are quite chilling even with anything graphic edited out. The ones with the child's silhouettes in especially.

Europol have shown though that their 'trace an object' campaign is working, and has helped them make many critical leads in child sexual abuse investigations, so please try to look if you can:
www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/your-help-we-are-21-000-steps-closer-to-saving-child-sexual-abuse

ScrubMyfloors Sat 23-Mar-19 20:21:07

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Marilynmansonsthermos Sat 23-Mar-19 21:20:08

Really good you posted this op. Pray it helps

SouthernComforts Sat 23-Mar-19 21:27:29

I can't help, I've looked at the pictures. So bump.

MrsMozartMkII Sat 23-Mar-19 21:31:33

Looked but don't recognise anything.

Hate doing this, makes me feel so sad and so angry, but if one day I spot something and can help then it'll be worth it.

starabara Sat 23-Mar-19 21:33:57

Thanks for prompting us to look at this.

I’ve sent an email about one of the pictures. I think I know where it is sad

according Sat 23-Mar-19 21:34:19

Bump.

Tiptoetiptoetiptoe Sat 23-Mar-19 21:34:47

I’ve looked, and had a little cry, I can’t help. I sincerely hope somebody can.

Binglebong Sat 23-Mar-19 21:37:13

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BigFatGiant Sat 23-Mar-19 21:38:05

Thank you for posting. Bump.

Elmo311 Sat 23-Mar-19 21:41:50

Bump!
sad

steakandcakes Sat 23-Mar-19 21:44:33

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LaBelleSauvage Sat 23-Mar-19 21:45:26

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DaisyChainsForever Sat 23-Mar-19 21:46:04

I don't recognise anything. Posting to keep it bumped.

Mylittlepony374 Sat 23-Mar-19 21:47:32

Looked but don't recognise anything. Hopefully someone will.

alonerinlona Sat 23-Mar-19 21:49:14

This is such a great idea. Unfortunately I don't recognise anywhere. How often are the pictures updated? I would like to keep checking just in case I one day spot something that could help.

See now THIS is the type of thing that should be picked up by the papers!!

k567 Sat 23-Mar-19 21:49:16

Since watching 24 hours in police custody I was wondering what happens to all the photos. Do they just try and prosecute the person holding them or do they try and trace the children in them to protect them from further abuse? I guess this answers my question.

mrsjackrussell Sat 23-Mar-19 21:50:59

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7Days Sat 23-Mar-19 21:51:22

Didn't recognise anything.
God it's sickening.

Bump anyway

Samind Sat 23-Mar-19 21:52:07

Bump.

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