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Arrests Over Indecent Images Of Children

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3:15pm 16th May 2013
(Updated 3:15pm 16th May 2013)

Police have arrested two Cornish men on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

It is part of a forcewide investigation into child pornography.

Seven other men from Devon were picked up during raids over the last few days.

All nine are out on bail for between six and eight months.

It is after Devon and Cornwall Police received intelligence from other forces and the Child Exploitation and Protection Centre (CEOP).

Detective Inspector Simon Snell is leading Operation Cosford.

He said: "We've seized about 18 computers, together with media devices such as USB sticks. The next phase now is to actually examine those computers and we'll actually be looking to see what images are actually on those computers.

"I think the message that we need to get out to people who have a sexual interest in children, and actually may be downloading indecent images of children, is that you may not get caught today, you may not get caught next week or the next month or the next year, but eventually you will get caught."

Police have stressed they do not believe the nine men know each other and the arrests were not linked.

Donald Findlater speaks for abuse campaign group 'Stop It Now.'

He has this advice for parents: "Many young people do not realise, have not been told by anybody that exchanging sexual images with anyone else under the age of eighteen years is against the law and they need to know that and their parents need to know and their teachers need to know, so that people don't accidentally cross that line."

Mr Findlater says the subject should not be taboo: "Use opportunities like this news story to just talk about the issues so that it's not a scary thing, it's something that's pretty ordinary, it's pretty sensible and then if problems occur, that actually, children feel able to turn to parents to sort problems out."

3:15pm 16th May 2013

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