Sweetie nets porn suspect

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Brisbane, Australia on suspicion of possession of child pornography. The suspect was caught with the help of the "Sweetie" project of Terre des Hommes. Sweetie is an animated 10-year-old Filipino girl, used to track down child abusers.

Terre des Hommes has already traced thousands of suspects who have webcam sex with children in the two months the program has been running. The organization hands over the data to Interpol. The Australian suspect was on that list. A search on his computer turned up child pornography. The Terre des Hommes list reportedly contains 20 Dutch names as well, but it is still unclear whether the Dutch can be prosecuted. Police and Prosecution already voiced their doubts late 2013, that the project may be considered provocation.

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