Operation Rescue

Europol's EC3, together with 13 countries, joined forces in a worldwide police operation to arrest child sex offenders and to identify and rescue the victims. The suspected child sex offenders were members of an online forum that was operated from a server based in the Netherlands.

Results: 670 suspects identified and 184 arrested. 230 children safeguarded. Website taken down. 

Main figures

  • 670 suspects identified
  • 184 arrested
  • 230 children safeguarded


14 September 2009
16 March 2011