Spain arrests 121 for child porn

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In Spain’s largest action against internet child pornography, police search 200 homes and arrest 121 people.

1 October 2008

MADRID -- Spanish police arrested 121 people in their biggest action so far against child pornography on the internet, police said Wednesday.

Ninety-six other people were also charged.

Two of the people arrested made their own pornography, using two children in their families, police said.

More than 800 police participated in the arrests, taking millions of files of videos and photographs, including some material described as hard-core.

The investigation started in July 2007 in cooperation with Brazilian police. It led to the discovery of a network of paedophiles sharing material over the internet in 75 countries.

Spanish police identified 250 addresses where child pornography was downloaded and shared. Police searched 210 addresses in 42 provinces.

The suspects included people of different professions, including pilots, taxi drivers, janitors and bank clerks. They ranged in age from minors to retired people.

Spanish police arrested more than 1,200 people for child pornography since 2003.
[Dpa / Expatica]

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