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Spain arrests man with vast child porn haul

Published on 04/12/2013

Police in Spain arrested a man with one of the biggest collections of child pornography ever seized there, with more than 800,000 images of violent abuse including bestiality, authorities said Wednesday.

“It is one of the biggest known seizures in Spain and surrounding countries of paedophiliac material in the possession of one person who shared it,” a spokesman for the Civil Guard told AFP.

The man “had a collection of 846,000 picture and video files in which appeared minors, many of them younger than 13, being victims of physical and sexual violence, including acts related to bestiality and sadomasochism”, a police statement said.

The suspect has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography on the Internet, it added.

“He also had a manual of 170 pages, written in English, with advice on searching for minors and techniques for abusing them without being detected,” police said.

Officers raided the man’s homes in Madrid and the northern city of Valladolid, after a tip-off from the US Department of Homeland Security which had detected a user in Spain exchanging child porn by email, the statement added.