The toughest job in law enforcement – the worst crime in the world.
he Children in the Pictures takes us inside Task Force Argos, a renowned Australian-based police investigative team, as they go undercover to rescue children from online sexual abuse. From infiltrating global criminal networks to hunting down the world’s worst abusers, the Argos team shines a light on the dark reality of online child sexual abuse and the fight we all face in stopping it.
Their fight begins in the days of floppy disks and dial-up modems, but rapidly escalates as police forces around the world start wading into the dangerous dark web. A handful of child sexual abuse materials quickly grows into millions as the the internet boom sees once-lone abusers coalesce into giant global online criminal networks. Then in 2005, one arrest changes Argos forever.
The rise of smartphones and social media has given children the tools to create and share content of themselves with anyone around the world. For Task Force Argos, this means another avenue for child sexual abusers to gain access to potential victims. With 12 million children going online for the first time in 2020, Task Force Argos is now calling on all of us to help keep them safe.
Educate yourself on the dangers of the dark web and those that operate there.
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Launching November 3rd, 2022
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Documentary-maker and father Akhim Dev follows the hunt to take down the world’s most notorious dark web child sexual exploitation network. Taskforce Argos, an elite team of Australian investigators, must act to bring these dangerous criminals to justice.
The Argos team use controversial undercover strategies, taking over the identities of these secretive online predators to become the very criminals they are pursuing. It’s a race against time: they must identify and rescue the innocent victims whose abuse is documented in videos and images on the network, before these offenders disappear into the dark web.
How far will the Argos investigators go to save the children in the pictures? And what price will they pay for doing the toughest job in policing? The answers will shock you.
In never-before-heard interviews, the police come face to face with the Aussie ringleader of this sprawling network, responsible for abusing thousands of children around the world.
This 8 part podcast series is a powerful examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it.
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We know that the fight is far from over and as long as we can we shall do what is within our power to do whether it's create educational materials for law enforcement, educate parents and children to keep the safe or establish victim ID teams, our work continues