The international police force, Interpol, has launched an unprecedented worldwide hunt for a man it says has posted numerous pictures of himself on the Internet raping young boys.
In a statement Monday, Interpol, which is based in Lyon, France, said it is the first time it has made such an appeal to the public.
The police force said it has tried all other means for years to bring the man to justice, and is now convinced it can not catch him without the public's help.
The statement says without that help, Interpol fears the man will continue to rape young children. The victims' ages have ranged from six to the early teens.
Interpol says the 186-member country organization has yet to learn the man's identity or nationality.
Most of the pictures are believed to have been taken in Vietnam and Cambodia and involved 12 different boys.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.