British police on Monday ,arrested 31 suspected online child abusers and seized more than 300 phones, laptops and other items during a recent week-long operation.
The raids took place between September 28 and October 3, with 100 children “protected” as a result, London’s Metropolitan Police reported.
This was achieved from a unit dedicated to tackling and curbing online child sexual abuse and exploitation, comprising over 200 specialist officers.
As part of their investigations,the force disclosed that it will now be committed to examining tens of thousands of child abuse and exploitation images on phones, tablets, and laptops .
Detective Superintendent Helen Flanagan, of the Met’s Central Specialist Crime team said the operation was part of the force’s commitment to policing the problem.
“We are committed to keeping young people safe, and bringing perpetrators of grooming and other child abuse and exploitation offences to justice,” she said in a statement.
“I want to urge parents and young people to remain vigilant and educate themselves around the dangers being online can pose, as well as encouraging them to take steps in order to stay safe.”