G-8 to boost police links on paedophiles

24th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 May 2007, Munich (dpa) - Police forces in the G8 wealthy nations are to link up to catch paedophiles and track down the authors of child pornography on the internet, justice and interior ministers meeting in Munich said Thursday. A statement said trade in images of minors being sexually abused was "a global problem that is spreading frighteningly fast." The pornography today is mainly digital and online, since the internet knows no national borders. Police within and without the G8 would step up coopera

24 May 2007

Munich (dpa) - Police forces in the G8 wealthy nations are to link up to catch paedophiles and track down the authors of child pornography on the internet, justice and interior ministers meeting in Munich said Thursday.

A statement said trade in images of minors being sexually abused was "a global problem that is spreading frighteningly fast." The pornography today is mainly digital and online, since the internet knows no national borders.

Police within and without the G8 would step up cooperation against sexual abuse of minors.

The three-day meeting, in advance of next month's G8 summit on Germany's Baltic coast, also discussed issues such as combatting Islamist terrorism and product piracy.

Ministers said Thursday they aimed to combat terrorist use of the internet.

"We cannot do so without cooperating," said German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the host. Terrorists used the internet to plan attacks, for propaganda, to recruit and even to publish manuals on how to build bombs.

Ministers from the host nation, Britain, Italy, France, the United States, Japan, Canada and Russia were attending the conference.

DPA

Subject: German news

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