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Child porn doubles in 12 months; EXCLUSIVE.

Byline: DAN WARBURTON

CHILD porn images and videos are being removed from the web every TWO MINUTES, a probe has revealed.

Watchdogs policing the internet are being swamped as depraved online content hits record levels.

In September the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) unearthed 13,855 pieces of child abuse - more than double the 6,465 found 12 months earlier.

Now the international organisation has revealed paedophiles are using more sophisticated techniques to evade detection.

The figures emerge days after Cambridge-educated scientist Dr Matthew Falder was unmasked as the UK's worst online paedophile.

Falder preyed on children advertising as babysitters or dog walkers or on sites such as Gumtree.

He offered up to PS800 for clips of them naked, then blackmailed them into more depraved acts by threatening to tell their parents.

Falder, 29, then circulated the snaps among a network of paedophiles on dark web "hurtcore" forums. He was sentenced to 32 years in jail for 137 offences.

IWF researcher Sarah Smith said: "Many of these offenders think they are untouchable.

Falder "We see hundreds of thousands of sex abuse videos and images including the torture and rape of babies and toddlers.

"Behind every one of these pictures is a victim."

dan.warburton@trinitymirror.com

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