The Children in the Pictures

The Children in the Pictures

The story you weren’t allowed to hear is finally out in the open. It’s a silent epidemic— and it’s coming for our kids. Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation we

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Season 1


Introducing The Children in the Pictures

The story you weren’t allowed to hear is finally out in the open. It’s a silent epidemic— and it’s coming for our kids. Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation website. This 8 part series is a powerful examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it.  The Children in the Pictures: Coming November 3, 2022

Introducing The Children in the Pictures

The story you weren’t allowed to hear is finally out in the open. It’s a silent epidemic— and it’s coming for our kids. Australian documentary-maker Akhim Dev follows the Queensland Police investigation of a notorious child exploitation website. This 8 part series is a powerful examination into how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it.  The Children in the Pictures: Coming November 3, 2022

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2 Oct 22

01| Down the Rabbit Hole

After special court permission, we can finally share this all-access story of how some of Australia’s best detectives infiltrated a powerful global network of child abusers to find the children in the pictures. Australian documentary-maker and father of two Akhim Dev takes an unexpected tour of the dark web and discovers an epidemic hidden in plain sight: online child exploitation material.  The Children in the Pictures - Episode 2 available now.

01| Down the Rabbit Hole

After special court permission, we can finally share this all-access story of how some of Australia’s best detectives infiltrated a powerful global network of child abusers to find the children in the pictures. Australian documentary-maker and father of two Akhim Dev takes an unexpected tour of the dark web and discovers an epidemic hidden in plain sight: online child exploitation material.  The Children in the Pictures - Episode 2 available now.

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EP01 - S1

2 Nov 22

02| Crimes Without Borders

Taskforce Argos has VIP access to one of the most restricted online child abuse boards on the dark net – The Love Zone. Police begin their hunt for the kingpin of the network: head administrator Skee.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 10.

02| Crimes Without Borders

Taskforce Argos has VIP access to one of the most restricted online child abuse boards on the dark net – The Love Zone. Police begin their hunt for the kingpin of the network: head administrator Skee.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 10.

34:04

EP02 - S1

2 Nov 22

03| The Anti-Social Network

Argos are closing in on The Love Zone’s head administrator Skee. Documentary maker Akhim Dev travels internationally to speak to experts who work directly with abusers, in order to find out why they’re so hard to stop.  Back in Queensland, Taskforce Argos try a new tactic in their search for Skee, with unexpected results. They’re going in… Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 17.

03| The Anti-Social Network

Argos are closing in on The Love Zone’s head administrator Skee. Documentary maker Akhim Dev travels internationally to speak to experts who work directly with abusers, in order to find out why they’re so hard to stop.  Back in Queensland, Taskforce Argos try a new tactic in their search for Skee, with unexpected results. They’re going in… Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 17.

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EP03 - S1

9 Nov 22

04| The Takeover

Police move in and confront Skee at his home. His real name is Shannon McCoole. Hear never-before-shared police footage of McCoole’s dramatic arrest and prison interviews that reveal the full extent of the power he wielded as head of The Love Zone.  McCoole’s arrest presents Argos with a rare opportunity to hunt down TLZ’s most depraved operators, one by one.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 24.

04| The Takeover

Police move in and confront Skee at his home. His real name is Shannon McCoole. Hear never-before-shared police footage of McCoole’s dramatic arrest and prison interviews that reveal the full extent of the power he wielded as head of The Love Zone.  McCoole’s arrest presents Argos with a rare opportunity to hunt down TLZ’s most depraved operators, one by one.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming November 24.

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EP04 - S1

16 Nov 22

05| The Job of Being Evil

Impersonating the head of an online child abuse board is no easy task. But the Argos team see it as the only way they can find and save vulnerable children around the world.  Their next target leads them to Europe, while back in Australia, Shannon McCoole’s home town of Adelaide deals with the shockwaves of discovering the horrifying access this abuser had to kids in the community.   And Akhim Dev learns how children who are victim-survivors come back from their abuse, with strength and storytelling. Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming December 1.

05| The Job of Being Evil

Impersonating the head of an online child abuse board is no easy task. But the Argos team see it as the only way they can find and save vulnerable children around the world.  Their next target leads them to Europe, while back in Australia, Shannon McCoole’s home town of Adelaide deals with the shockwaves of discovering the horrifying access this abuser had to kids in the community.   And Akhim Dev learns how children who are victim-survivors come back from their abuse, with strength and storytelling. Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming December 1.

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EP05 - S1

23 Nov 22

06| The Glitch

A glitch on The Love Zone site puts Argos’ operation in jeopardy. The Love Zone’s most obsessive moderator is beginning to suspect the site has been infiltrated by law enforcement. Argos must act quickly to throw off the scent— triggering a global police operation that spans three continents . Then, the team sets its sights on one of the most prolific abusers ever encountered— for legal reasons, we call him K.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming December 8.

06| The Glitch

A glitch on The Love Zone site puts Argos’ operation in jeopardy. The Love Zone’s most obsessive moderator is beginning to suspect the site has been infiltrated by law enforcement. Argos must act quickly to throw off the scent— triggering a global police operation that spans three continents . Then, the team sets its sights on one of the most prolific abusers ever encountered— for legal reasons, we call him K.  Next episode of The Children in the Pictures coming December 8.

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EP06 - S1

30 Nov 22

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