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Pedophiles using Facebook secret groups to trade child pornography photos

By Mason White 4:58 AM February 15, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Officials in the United Kingdom, have launched an investigation after it was revealed that pedophiles are using secret group on Facebook, to trade child pornography photos.

Child predators are able to hide their identities and indecent images of children from the public by creating member-only groups that are invisible to all but those invited to join.

An investigation found that there were a series of secret groups created and directed by men who are sexually attracted to children, including pornographic and highly suggestive images purporting to be from minors.

In at least one case, a group was being run by a convicted pedophile who is on the sex offender registry. Many of the groups even carry names that clearly indicate their indecent contents.

Secret groups cannot be found using the Facebook search feature. When one of the groups was reported to Facebook, the company said that it did not violate community standards.