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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.

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.