17 children rescued after Drew Webb caught trading sex abuse images
Seventeen children were rescued from sex abuse overseas and 11 adults were arrested when the authorities busted the online activities of Drew Webb.
Webb, 20, was jailed for six years in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.
Those arrested overseas were caregivers, parents, and a kindergarten teacher, who had traded child sexual abuse images with Webb, who was pretending online to have a daughter he could abuse.
The mother and father of a 6-year-old child were arrested in Scotland and other children were rescued in London.
Crown prosecutor Pip Currie said the situation was “almost unheard of” .
“Seventeen childen were removed from situations, which is encouraging,” said Currie. “That goes to put a real face on it, which in these situations doesn’t often happen. Usually they are unknown children in some country where they would never be identified.”