Sexual exploitation of children in the Netherlands is an increasing problem. Vulnerable children are being recruited from school playgrounds, hangouts, care facilities and nightlife venues. And above all through the internet. The chances of being caught are minimal and the daily revenue from sexual child exploitation vast.
Even though the police and judiciary are highly motivated to tackle these problems, they often lack the tools, jurisdiction and/or manpower to check up on all leads or to take pre-emptive measures. For example, the Valkenburg sex case where a private detective had to step in to save the girl involved from her loverboy.