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We can talk about the number of identified victims that we have, but we also should keep in mind the number of unidentified victims. There are hundreds of thousands of unidentified victims out there.
We see it on a constant basis companies scanning for spam, for malware and making sure their platforms are not being used for spam, they’re not used for malware. But when it comes to child abuse they don’t scan. They see privacy as being an issue. They see first amendment as being an issue. We’re not talking about 18-year old girls in soft focus… The vast majority are pre-pubescent children, sometimes pre-speech.
Gill: From reading the experiences of officers working on these cases, the details can keep you awake at night. What is it that drives you to keep doing your job?
Moran: There’s one case in the Philippines that comes to mind, that was uncovered through the ICSE database. In this particular case the child sexual abuse was also accompanied by extreme violence and by permanent physical harm to these children. So if you can imagine the videos, listening to them, especially the soundtracks that go with those videos. The screaming of the children…
originally posted by: TheWisestCumbrian
There are without a doubt many more victims. I know of a few personally who will never speak about their tragedies for various reasons (guilt, shame, re-igniting the flame, family loyalty, not being believed, etc).
I can only hope that the offenders find hell and the victims find their peace.