Smartphone data used to thwart sexual abuse of young girl
Suspicious parents alerted WATCH Netherlands (an organization committed to fighting the sexual abuse of minors) to investigate their daughter’s possible connection to a “loverboy.” Digital evidence collected from the girl’s cell phone identified adult men approaching their daughter through mobile apps. With the assistance of a counsellor, the parents were able to protect their daughter.
2 main challenges:
- Access and collect critical information and app data from a mobile device (WhatsApp, Locations).
- Determine if adult males were approaching an underage girl