66 arrested in Spanish child porn probe

Sixty-six people have been arrested, while 48 million images and videos seized following a national child pornography investigation by Spanish police.

66 arrested in Spanish child porn probe
Sixty-six people have been arrested, while 48 million images and videos seized following a national child pornography investigation by Spanish police, officials said Sunday.

Acting alongside Interpol, investigators analyzed websites where the photographs and video images of children being abused were available and tracked 5,000 downloads from servers in Germany.

That led them to identify 85 suspects, out of which 66 have been arrested so far. Those arrested include architects, psychologists, doctors, lawyers and child sport coaches.

"One of the arrested had the largest amount of child pornography found until now by the national police on one person saved on 21 hard discs," the police said in a statement.

The operation required 300 specialist agents, involved 50 courthouses and stretched across 40 of Spain's 57 provinces.

Police are investigating whether any of those detained are guilty of abusing children as well as downloading images of child pornography.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2007, 10:46
YORUM EKLE