THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN CRCA/ECPAT ALBANIA AND THE NATIONAL POLICE, LEADS THE ARREST OF THE PEDOPHILE NETWORK

THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN CRCA/ECPAT ALBANIA AND THE NATIONAL POLICE, LEADS THE ARREST OF THE PEDOPHILE NETWORK

Tirana, May 30, 2020 - Due to several months of work and professional cooperation between CRCA / ECPAT Albania experts, ISIGURT.al and the State Police, the latter has made it possible today to identify and then arrest four people for violent sexual intercourse with minor age person.

The pedophile network and their actions were discovered for the first time through a phone call to the National Child Helpline ALO 116 111, which immediately sought the help of CRCA / ECPAT Albania and ISIGURT.al experts to continue the efforts, not only for the protection and support of the raped girl, but also for the cooperation with the police to identify the persons involved in this network.

For several months, a 65-year-old man, after sexually assaulting the 15-year-old girl, continued to threaten her by an intimate video he had recorded with her. The 65-year-old sent this video to three other people, a young man and two teenagers, who in collaboration with each other, have been sexually abusing the minor under the threat of publishing this video.

CRCA / ECPAT Albania immediately after being informed about the existence of this threatening video against the 15-year-old girl, demanded the urgent cooperation with a social platform on the Internet not only to make possible the complete deletion, but also to cooperate with the police in obtaining the measures to identify persons standing behind of it.

Just in two hours in May 2020, when this video was reported to ALO ​​116 111, CRCA / ECPAT Albania experts with help of experts from foreign social platform, immediately managed to delete the video and then demanded an investigation to be launched from all the structures following the case.

The network of pedophile intended to share the video with other people, but the intervention of CRCA / ECPAT Albania, and the State Police made it possible to detect and denounce them. The case remains under investigation as the profile which published the intimate threatening video had many followers who not only did not denounce it but also commented to continue the sexual violence against the girl.

CRCA / ECPAT Albania has been working for days to provide necessary integrated psycho-social and legal protection services to the 15-year-old girl, victim of sexual abuse.

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