INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation (ICSE) database has now been used to identify ten thousand victims of sexual abuse throughout the globe, INTERPOL officials announced Monday. The database uses “sophisticated image and video comparison software” to enable officers to match documentation of sexual abuse with the children being abused, their whereabouts, and their abusers. The database, which was launched less than seven years ago, is now utilized by 49 countries, including the United States, often in conjunction with the work done by local and federal law enforcement entities. Authorized users can access the database in real time; the rapid sharing of information attempts to aid law enforcement in locating victims of child sexual abuse as quickly as possible, the aim in any investigation, but especially in child sexual abuse cases.
For more information, visit the INTERPOL website: https://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2017/N2017-001