Feeds

Website prompts sex offender arrests

Five missing offenders nicked

The Power of One Infographic

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has claimed some early successes for its Most Wanted website.

It said in the past five months postings on the site had led to the arrests of five sex offenders who had failed to notify the authorities of their whereabouts. They were tracked down after public sightings in the UK and overseas.

CEOP also said the site has registered over 12 million hits from people in 130 countries since it went live last November.

"Most Wanted is going from strength to strength," said CEOP chief executive officer Jim Gamble. "It was designed in association with Crimestoppers to engage with the public to help find individuals who mistakenly believe they can skip registration and hide from the authorities.

"Five months on, 12 million hits and five located offenders is proof it is achieving just that. We have been overwhelmed by the strength of support we have received, not just in the UK but throughout Europe.

"This initiative demonstrates the positive impact of an initiative which enables members of the public to work alongside the police in a responsible approach to tracking missing offenders."

Police are now asking for the public's help in finding three offenders who are new to the site: Andrew Jeremy Eden, Stephen Lionel Gordon, and Daniel Mark Joslin.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

Kablenet's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
UK government officially adopts Open Document Format
Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs
SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US
Land of the (get off scot) free, when it's a foreign owner
MPs wave through Blighty's 'EMERGENCY' surveillance laws
Only 49 politcos voted against DRIP bill
Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov
Copyright law reforms will keep m'learned friends busy
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.