Spanish gang 'raped babies and put abuse film on web'
26 May 2005, MADRID — Police have dismantled a "ring of baby rapists", arresting five people accused of abusing the children and distributing images of the abuse on the internet.
26 May 2005
MADRID — Police have dismantled a "ring of baby rapists", arresting five people accused of abusing the children and distributing images of the abuse on the internet.
Spain's interior ministry said in a statement that the gang sold images "of dozens of children, many of them just months-old babies, filmed while they were being abused.
"Police have dismantled a ring of baby rapists," said the ministry, adding that the arrests took place in southeast Murcia, Barcelona, in the northeast and the northwest town of Orense.
The arrests brought "out in the open a perversion and a degradation that exceeds all limits known by police investigators," the statement said.
Police launched the investigation based on images provided by Interpol showing the rape of a one-year-old baby by two men.
Identifying details in the images such as a train ticket from the outskirts of Madrid, police said they identified the ring-leader as a 23-year-old Spaniard, well known in paedophile circles under the nickname 'Nanysex'.
The man offered to baby-sit for families to gain access to the babies, the ministry said in a statement, adding that one of the films showed the man's face.
Two other men, also in their 20s, are accused of rape of children aged one to nine, while two suspects aged 39 and 43 are accused of possession and distribution of child pornography, the ministry said.
"The images of the horrifying child abuse filmed in Spain were distributed on secret Internet channels," the statement said.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news