WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child sex offending.

Authorities in the United States searching the dark corners of the internet for missing children were led to New Zealand. They found a young man, the son of a former cop, sharing and downloading images of exploited kids. He is one of several Kiwis arrested in recent years for similar offending, Sam Hurley and Chelsea Boyle report.

When Kiwis think of international child exploitation, the affluent and vineyard-lined Waiheke Island may be the last location that comes to mind.

Southeast Asia, the Americas and Europe rightly remain in the headlines with cases

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'A borderless crime'