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India becomes 68th country to join Interpol's child sexual abuse database

India on Friday joined the Interpol's international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database which will allow it to draw links between victims, abusers and crime scene using audio-visual data

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Child Abuse, POCSO
Child Abuse, POCSO

on Friday joined the Interpol's international child sexual exploitation (ICSE) database which will allow it to draw links between victims, abusers and crime scene using audio-visual data.

The CBI, which is India's nodal agency for matters, joined the database making the 68th country to connect to it, according to a statement from the .

"The ICSE database uses video & image comparison to analyse material and make connections between victims, abusers and places," it said.

An intelligence and investigative tool, the database allows specialized investigators to share information on cases of .

Through the image and video comparison software, the investigators can nail down the criminals by identifying victims and places of crime.

"The database avoids duplication of effort and saves precious time by letting investigators know whether a series of images has already been discovered or identified in another country, or whether it has similar features to other images," according to the .

Detectives in all 68 countries can exchange information and notes with their colleagues across the world.

"By analysing the digital, visual and audio content of photographs and videos, victim identification experts can retrieve clues, identify any overlap in cases and combine their efforts to locate victims of child sexual abuse," the Interpol website said.

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First Published: Sat, July 09 2022. 06:50 IST