APLE Cambodia trains national police on online child sexual abuse and exploitation

  • Hotlines
  • 14/08/2020
  • APLE Cambodia, the Cambodian Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee

With information partly gained through INHOPE trainings, and with financial aid from Terre des Hommes and Bread for the World, APLE Cambodia hotline analysts have provided the Anti-Human Trafficking Police of Cambodia and the Department of Anti-Cybercrime with trainings related to the investigation of online crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children.

On Monday, 22 and Tuesday, 23 June 2020, in the Province of Siem Reap, Cambodia, APLE and the Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department (AHJPD) of the national police jointly organised a skill training on "Investigating sexual crimes against children online" for police officials from Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battabang, Kampong Thom and Banteay Meanchey. The purpose of the training was to increase skills and capacity in response to sexual crimes against children online.

The training included the different forms of abuse, how they manifest with and without physical contact, and the implications on the investigation process. The session went deep into the understanding of technicalities, providing key technical definitions related to investigations of child sexual abuse online (such as ISP, IP, URL, VPN, metadata, end-to-end encryption, Tor, Darkweb, image hash, and so on).

In addition, the training explored international and national laws and policies related to online child sexual abuse cases; using the law related to online child sexual abuse to assist in the prosecution of offenders; dealing with reports of online child sexual abuse; internet hotline and collaboration with law enforcement overseas in online child sexual abuse cases; and the handling of digital evidence confiscated from crime scenes.

This article was initially published on the INHOPE website and is reproduced here with permission.

To learn more about APLE Cambodia, visit its Safer Internet Day (SID) Committee page.

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