HAUNTING photos of sexually abused kids' clothing and bedding seen in vile abuse videos have been released to track down paedos.
Cops in Australia have shared pics including a cap, a child's Disney T-shirt, and sheets from child exploitation material to help rescue victims.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) said: "As part of a world-leading initiative, we have shared non-confrontational images from child abuse material to help further our investigations."
The AFP has released nine pics of objects taken from the background of child sexual abuse images.
They show a fitted sheet with a butterfly, stripes and floral pattern.
There's also a child's T-shirt with three Disney princesses; a TV cabinet; a hat with characters from the video game Five Nights at Freddy's; a mattress; bathroom tiles; a long-sleeved top and other bedding.
The haunting images were all extracted from child sexual abuse cold cases.
Perverts' production of child sexual abuse material is "getting worse and on an industrial scale.
"In the early-to-mid 2000s, a child sex offender had about 1,000 images, now it’s estimated to be between 10,000 to 80,000 images and videos," the AFP said.
Investigators believe the victims are based in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.
So cops are urging anyone recognising the images to contact the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) if they recognise the objects.
AFP Assistant Commissioner Lesa Gale said the images were from cases investigators were yet to solve.
“No child is ever forgotten and investigators never give up.
"Child sexual abuse is abhorrent and we need every member of the community to be our eyes and ears to help police save victims and arrest perpetrators.
“No clue is too small. Your small tip could be the information we need to rescue a child from significant harm," she said.
Gale added: "If you recognise an object and any details about its origin – be it from a shop, location or time period – please report it via the ACCCE website. You can do so securely and anonymously."
The public can also follow the ACCCE on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates on other objects extracted from paedos' sex abuse images, which will also be uploaded to snare perverts, and rescue victims.
In 2020, the AFP charged 191 people with 1,847 alleged child abuse-related offences and removed 89 children from harm.
Its 'trace an object' project is based on the highly-successful initiative devised by Europol.
Trace an object and help solve child sexual abuse investigations
The smallest clue can often help solve a case.
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) wants help to fight against online child sexual exploitation.
If anyone recognises any of the initial nine images released by cops, including pieces of clothing, furniture and household items, you can anonymously provide the ACCCE with information.
"We will inform the relevant law enforcement agencies to further investigate this lead and hopefully speed up the identification of both the offender and the victim," the centre said.
Look at the images at www.accce.gov.au/trace
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