The crackdown resulted in more than 30 charges including sexual assault, sexual interference, indecent exposure, Internet luring, possession and distribution of child pornography and breach of a court order. The mission was codenamed as Operation Snapshot. Police also took in custody hundreds of computers, hard drives and hundreds of thousands of child sexual abuse images. The pictures mostly focused on the children aged fewer than 12.
The National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre is established since 2004 to enforce law focusing on Canada’s National Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet. The Centre was inaugurated in view of the ever growing use of internet in sexual exploitation crimes against children including the exchange of child sexual abuse images and child luring.