CONTENT WARNING: This podcast deals with confronting issues involving abuse against children. Listener discretion is advised. The names and details of some people mentioned in the podcast have changed so as to not compromise any ongoing Argos investigations.
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. ‘The Love Zone’ hosts thousands of members worldwide creating, uploading, and sharing videos and photographic material of unimaginable acts against children. This dark web network is infiltrated by an elite team of Australian investigators— Taskforce Argos. Argos use their global connections and controversial undercover strategies to take down hands-on abusers in order to save The Children in the Pictures. This 8-part series is a powerful examination of how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it.
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.