Brit sex offenders who target African kids to be hunted down by a new cyber operation

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BRITISH sex offenders who target kids in Africa will be hunted down by a new cyber operation.

Predators will be snared by a new specialist hub in Kenya in the war to stop abuse images being distributed online.

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Cabinet Minister Penny Mordaunt said the centre which opened last week will help ‘disrupt organised global crime groups’[/caption]

Cops in Nairobi will help use UK aid money to protect kids in the first such centre in the continent.

Cabinet Minister Penny Mordaunt said the centre which opened last week will help “disrupt organised global crime groups”.

Secure access to data on abuse provided by big tech firms will also be available to experts.

The National Crime Agency is already training and mentoring staff working for the anti-human trafficking skills and in the child protection unit.

A hundred live investigations are being probed and since early 2016 an extra 400 children have been protected with the arrest of 40 suspects.

Theresa May announced the UK-Kenya action plan last year as the countries tackle the issue head-on.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt last night said: “UK aid and the National Crime Agency are working together to stop paedophiles targeting vulnerable children in Kenya.

“This is the latest example of how we are using the aid budget to disrupt organised global crime groups and help those most in need.


“The National Crime Agency is also using UK aid to counter other types of crime around the world.

“Together we are stopping global threats before they reach the UK’s shores, and supporting the police helping track and gather evidence against criminals at home.

“That approach is a win-win, it benefits us all and is how I think the public would want us to be using their money.”

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