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Operation Casting Call: With the support of O.U.R. half a million files of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) were seized from one of Thailand’s best-known modeling agencies
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Operation Casting Call

What started as a single photo of a minor provided by the Australian Federal Police, lead to one of the largest seizures of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) that O.U.R. has seen in Thailand. With the support of multiple police forces across the globe, a multi-agency human trafficking and child exploitation criminal investigation began, finding one of Thailand’s best-known child modeling agencies to be a major producer and distributor of child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

O.U.R.’s Involvement

With the support of the O.U.R. Ops Team, Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) seized about a half a million files of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the largest amount O.U.R. has ever seen seized in Thailand at one time. ⁠

O.U.R. has been honored to support the Kingdom of Thailand and the Department of Special Investigations during Operation Blackwrist and throughout Operation Casting Call. Operation Casting Call has resulted in the identification and seizure of the largest cache of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) seen to date by O.U.R. Throughout the course of this investigation, O.U.R. team members, working side-by-side with DSI, have worked tirelessly to infiltrate a child sexual abuse material (CSAM) distribution network, categorize and prioritize multiple terabytes of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), and identify and locate child victims in Thailand and across the globe. 

The main individual at the modeling agency has been arrested and charged with “downloading pornographic material onto a computer system for online dissemination, molestation of minors under 13 years of age, sexual assault and separating minors from their parents for sexual purposes” (thaipbsworld.com).

Operation Casting Call should be looked upon as a global example of a large scale, multi-agency human trafficking/child exploitation criminal investigation. The seamless and coordinated effort in which Thai law enforcement, multiple Thai governmental agencies, foreign law enforcement, and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) were assembled, deployed and utilized can only be described as remarkable. 

Press conference

A press conference was held on February 16th, 2021 where O.U.R.’s Thailand Director “Art” gave a brief talk on the case. The conference was also used as an opportunity to request parents who had children attend the academy to come forward. A tip line was used to receive the calls. 

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Laurie
2021-04-02 06:20:49
Hallelujah!!! Thank you so much fir your diligence and compassion for these children. True hero’s! ❤️
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Lucia
2021-04-02 06:38:52
Thank you guys! You’re doing the most important work in this world right now! Wishing you lots more success in rescuing more children and in your personal lives as well!
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Susie Duda
2021-04-02 06:57:58
Thanks for helping to clean the world of Satan's most disgusting evil acts ever! God will reward you for holding all victims in the palm of your hand. May they feel the love of God working through you. GOD REIGNS!!!!
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K.-L. Aynedter
2021-04-02 07:41:35
I am so very grateful that being part of this fantastic organization. Few groups of people are actually making a difference in our world today like this one. Thank you for commitment.
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Jim Cosenza
2021-04-02 07:43:31
Amazing work!! There is going to be a special place for everyone involved!! Stay Safe Everyone!!
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Linda Smith
2021-04-02 07:58:47
We pray every day for the rescue of all babies, children and all people! God is exposing all! God bless you for what you’re doing! Thank you so much!!!?
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Bonnie Peterson
2021-04-02 08:11:38
Please subscribe for me
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Tammy
2021-04-02 08:12:47
Thank you so much for fighting for the lives of children all across the world. I agree you and your team should be the ones who are looked up to not those in the movies. Thank you and God Bless you and your team.
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Gina
2021-04-02 08:22:01
Thank you for raging against the darkness. God bless you all!
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Bernadette Plowman
2021-04-02 08:30:05
You guys are amazing. Everyone needs to DONATE DONATE DONATE - as it’s the only way they can keep going. https://my.ourrescue.org/product/DONATE-RECURRING/become-an-abolitionist
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Kim Tessitore
2021-04-02 09:34:27
I live in southern calif and wanted to know how I can volunteer?
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Terry Johnson
2021-04-02 11:56:06
Wonderful news.... I have worked for many years with victims of Sexual Assault.... am so proud of your work... it is a worldwide epidemic!
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Tiffany
2021-04-03 03:56:20
Thank you god THANK GOD FOR THESE ORGANIZATIONS. YOU ARE THE REAL HEROES
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Aimey M.
2021-04-03 15:13:17
Thank you all for standing up for these children, men and women! May God continue to use each and everyone of you in the work your doing! I will continue to pray and support O.U.R. and spread the word!
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John mullins
2021-04-03 16:13:40
Heroes egg heroes of the light I pray daily for your great work snd that you will be strong enough to survive the dreadful trauma you open yourself to when you engage in these raids , I worked in this area as a police officer in 99/2000 in Bosnia with UN and they ..the authorities ..were not interested and it was brave people on the ground went and rescued these children and girls in the mafia run Arizona Markets in Bosnia with out support I am 74 now and retired ...god bless you again and be safe my prayers are with you 24:7 john.
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John mullins
2021-04-03 16:17:43
heroes of the light I pray daily for your great work snd that you will be strong enough to survive the dreadful trauma you open yourself to when you engage in these raids , I worked in this area as a police officer in 99/2000 in Bosnia with UN and they ..the authorities ..were not interested and it was brave people on the ground went and rescued these children and girls in the mafia run Arizona Markets in Bosnia with out support I am 74 now and retired …god bless you again and be safe my prayers are with you 24:7 john. Sorry about misspelling in first msg. John
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Vijay Chary
2021-04-11 05:13:04
I live in India ! :-) Could you educate me on methods to apprehend Child Sexual Abuse offenders in India ! ...Where do I start ? Thank you and your team !
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Marla Hiatt
2021-05-03 08:06:26
Thank you for the wonderful job your doing. Is there any way to get involved more besides sending money? This problem in the world has been on my mind continually. My husband retires in 3 to 4 years and I know that is a ways away but I have been interested and praying for opportunities to help fight trafficking. Just curious.
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Karen
2021-05-05 13:29:31
Hallelujah for answered prayer and the integrity of DSI. Amazing!
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A Baker
2021-05-07 06:30:27
Praise God This is an answer to prayer The horrendous attack on the innocent must end and those who exploit them be brought to JUSTICE for these crimes Never give up ! Save The Children
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Ashley
2021-08-26 10:58:50
Extraordinary work. Thank you Tim, Operation Underground Railroad Ops Team, Australian Federal Police, Thailand's Department of Special Investigations, all participating law enforcement, government agencies, non-government agencies, OUR supporters and anyone else who helped to make these operations a success. Thank you for shinning a light on and providing a voice for all the children trapped in child sex trafficking. I know it is not any easy topic to talk about, witness or fight against, but it is important. Also, thank you for not turning a blind eye to this evil that exists in this world and protecting those who are vulnerable and cannot protect themselves from such predators. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you all safe in your work and fight against child human trafficking.
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