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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

'Project Spade' busts child porn ring

November 15th, 2013
01:24 PM ET

A three-year investigation into an exploitative Toronto-based film company has netted nearly 350 arrests and rescued more than 380 children from sexual abuse, police said Thursday.

Law enforcement from all over the world, primarily in Eastern Europe and the United States, worked with Toronto police since 2010 to arrest those who produced child pornography and those who purchased it.

Hundreds of children, some as young as five, have been rescued from this child pornography ring across the globe. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Official: We're finding pedophiles online

November 6th, 2013
07:19 PM ET

Becky talks to Troels Oerting, the head of the European Cybercrime Centre, about the process of tracking down and deterring online paedophiles.

The NGO has recently attracted attention by developing the “Sweetie” avatar, a virtual girl used to effectively entrap cyber criminals. The avatar has received several thousand hits already.

Oerting reiterates caution given potential legal problems in the future.

Watch: 'Girl' used to find pedophiles online

'Girl' used to find pedophiles online

November 6th, 2013
03:36 PM ET

She calls herself 'Sweetie' and this young girl can speak to hundreds of men from across the world every day.

But 'Sweetie' isn't the young girl that she seems, she is in fact a computer avatar that was being used to track down pedophiles who prey on young children around the globe.