Why should I report a suspicious incident that occurred in another country?

  • Reports provide the police in different countries with useful information as to locations where the sexual exploitation of children is taking place.
  • Switzerland and nearly all other European countries have enacted extra-territorial legislation making it possible to prosecute sexual offenders in their home countries for offenses committed abroad.
  • Even if your report does not directly result in an arrest, it may still turn out to be a valuable contribution within a broader investigation. Investigations into sex crimes against minors frequently go on for several years and require the exchange of information among various units of multiple national and international law enforcement agencies.
  • Reporting suspicious incidents sends a powerful message around the world that the sexual exploitation of children will not be tolerated – either at home or abroad!