11 episodes

Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures is an 8 part series that powerfully examines how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it. Binge the whole series for free by searching 'Disclosed' wherever you get your podcasts and click on Season 1. If you are in Australia you can also download the LiSTNR App to listen for free.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures is an 8 part series that powerfully examines how child abuse has become endemic online, and what we can all do to fight it. Binge the whole series for free by searching 'Disclosed' wherever you get your podcasts and click on Season 1. If you are in Australia you can also download the LiSTNR App to listen for free.

    Bonus: Jon Rouse - The man behind Taskforce Argos - The Children in the Pictures

    Bonus: Jon Rouse - The man behind Taskforce Argos - The Children in the Pictures

    Jon Rouse had no idea what he was getting into when he joined Taskforce Argos to set up their first internet investigation. What he found was a problem so vast and unique that he needed to petition for legislation to catch up with the crimes his team was fighting. 

    In this episode, you'll learn how former head of Taskforce Argos Jon Rouse started his career, the methods he developed to fight against online child exploitation, and his advice to those working in child protection on how to avoid getting burnt out. It's an exclusive interview hosted by former sexual assault investigator Brent Sanders for another LiSTNR podcast called "Crime Insiders".

    This is a bonus episode of 'Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures'. The full series is available to binge now on the LiSTNR App (if you are in Australia) or wherever you get your podcasts - just search 'Disclosed' and go to Season 1.

    If you'd like to hear more of Brent Sanders interviewing detectives about their careers, search "Crime Insiders" and look for episodes titled 'Detectives'.
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    • 51 min
    Welcome to Disclosed

    Welcome to Disclosed

    This is Disclosed, the home of Australian true crime documentaries. Here you’ll find unforgettable stories from people who dare to speak out against injustice, with a new investigation each season. 

    We'll be announcing our next season very soon so make sure you're following - you won't want to miss this.

    Favourite the show now on the LiSTNR app if you're in Australia, or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 52 sec
    08| The Hope and the Good - The Children in the Pictures

    08| The Hope and the Good - The Children in the Pictures

    The Love Zone is gone for good, but the threat remains.  Akhim Dev hears from experts and investigators about the next frontier of child exploitation, which is leaving kids vulnerable to grooming, blackmail and extortion— and starting earlier than parents would ever suspect.

    Dev realises he must move from documentary observer, to messenger for children’s rights. As he is given access to global halls of power, Dev explores how we can help victim-survivors, and how parents like himself can educate their kids to keep them from harm.

    This is part 8 of 8 of 'Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures'. The full series is available to binge now on the LiSTNR App (if you are in Australia) or wherever you get your podcasts - just search 'Disclosed' and go to Season 1. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    07| A Perfect Match - The Children in the Pictures

    07| A Perfect Match - The Children in the Pictures

    Prolific abuser K has been careful to hide his identity, but a digital slip up has led Argos to a crucial clue. 

    And while their investigation into The Love Zone is their most successful yet, the strain of the job is starting to take its toll. So how do you balance your work saving children’s lives, without damaging your own?

    The fight to bring you the story of The Love Zone leads to a surprising encounter with the former kingpin, Shannon McCoole, in an Australian court. It raises questions about how we can stop perpetrators from continuing to hurt children. 

    This is part 7 of 8 of 'Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures'. The full series is available to binge now on the LiSTNR App (if you are in Australia) or wherever you get your podcasts - just search 'Disclosed' and go to Season 1. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    06| The Glitch - The Children in the Pictures

    06| The Glitch - The Children in the Pictures

    A glitch on The Love Zone site puts Argos’ operation in jeopardy.

    The Love Zone’s most obsessive moderator is beginning to suspect the site has been infiltrated by law enforcement.

    Argos must act quickly to throw off the scent— triggering a global police operation that spans three continents . Then, the team sets its sights on one of the most prolific abusers ever encountered— for legal reasons, we call him K. 

    This is part 6 of 8 of 'Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures'. The full series is available to binge now on the LiSTNR App (if you are in Australia) or wherever you get your podcasts - just search 'Disclosed' and go to Season 1. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    05| The Job of Being Evil - The Children in the Pictures

    05| The Job of Being Evil - The Children in the Pictures

    Impersonating the head of an online child abuse board is no easy task. But the Argos team see it as the only way they can find and save vulnerable children around the world. 

    Their next target leads them to Europe, while back in Australia, Shannon McCoole’s home town of Adelaide deals with the shockwaves of discovering the horrifying access this abuser had to kids in the community.  

    And Akhim Dev learns how children who are victim-survivors come back from their abuse, with strength and storytelling.

    This is part 5 of 8 of 'Disclosed: The Children in the Pictures'. The full series is available to binge now on the LiSTNR App (if you are in Australia) or wherever you get your podcasts - just search 'Disclosed' and go to Season 1. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Bananazz1456 ,

Great journalism

Thank you for the care you took to report on this difficult topic and for dedicating it to survivors and victims. You did a wonderful job

Alphabet :) ,

Awesome Documentary

As a survivor of childhood abuse, I wholeheartedly support all the tactics used to save the children in the pictures.

Movie review 1 0 1 ,

Sick truth

Very well done on a harsh and sickening topic. Great journalism.

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