Gardaí highlight risk of online sexual extortion following child pornography raids

Gardaí have searched 23 addresses, including six each in Cork and Dublin, as part of an operation targeting the possession and distribution of child pornography.

Follow up searches will be carried out in the coming days as part of a further crackdown.

Gardaí have confirmed that warrants to search were executed at 23 addresses in eleven counties under Operation Ketch 5, the latest phase of an ongoing search and recovery operation targeting suspects involved in the possession and distribution of child pornography through social networking sites or via file sharing networks.

The Online Child Exploitation Unit (OnCE) at the Garda National Protection Services Bureau is leading the operation.

It was assisted by the newly established divisional protection service units and local detective units in each of the searches.

The addresses included six in each of Cork and Dublin, two in each of Donegal and Monaghan and one in each of Clare, Carlow, Cavan,

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