Swiss police use paedophile profile to snare 2,200 people online

SWISS police said yesterday that a secret operation using the profile of a convicted paedophile had allowed them to identify more than 2,200 child sex offenders and users of child pornography worldwide.

The revelations made over the course of several years through the operation, dubbed Ninja Turtle, enabled arrests in Switzerland and several other countries, police in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau said in a statement.