Project Spade was a three-year investigation into online child-pornography undertaken by Canadian Police.
The investigation has led to the rescue of 386 young children around the world and the arrest of 348 people, but none of them have been British.
This is despite the fact that the authorities in Canada passed a list of hundreds of British suspects to CEOP more than 18 months ago.
For some unknown reason that list was ignored.
The names of those suspected of buying horrific child-abuse videos include teachers and foster carers who are still at large in the UK.
This shocking report from the Mirror highlights the case:
” Crime fighters last night said hundreds of suspected British paedophiles remain free to abuse children, 18 months after they were named by Canadian police.
The newly formed National Crime Agency admitted no arrests had been made despite Toronto detectives handing over the list, feared to include teachers, priests and foster carers.
Worldwide, police probing the international sex ring in Project Spade have held 341 suspects and freed nearly 400 child sex slaves.
The Brits were allegedly customers of a Canadian firm that sold sick online videos of children as young as five to perverts in 94 countries.
Toronto detective Paul Krawczyk said his team passed “hundreds of names” to the UK 18 months ago.
Britain’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, part of the NCA, is believed to have been handed names, addresses, IP addresses and credit card details of most of the UK “target individuals”.
But last night an NCA spokeswoman admitted all the suspects remain free.
She said: “In 2012 CEOP received information from the Toronto Police. It receives around 19,000 such referrals every year. The NCA is using the information for intelligence purposes and continues to develop it. There have been no arrests to date.”
Normal protocol would be for CEOP to prioritise suspects with access to children and then alert local police.
Scotland Yard confirmed they had not been made aware of the information.
More than 100 suspects were held in Canada, 76 in the US and 164 in other countries. They included doctors, teachers and foster carers
A child protection source said last night: “There’s no excuse for this. What if a sex offender on this list is continuing to abuse children?”
What the bloody hell are CEOP playing at?
According to Wikipedia :
” The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is a command of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), and is tasked to work both nationally and internationally to bring online child sex offenders, including those involved in the production, distribution and viewing of child abuse material, to the UK courts”.
Why the hell aren’t they doing their job?
Anyone would think they don’t want to catch paedophiles.