112 arrested in European online child porn racket
London, Dec 16 (IANS) At least 112 people were Friday arrested in a massive police operation against online child pornography in 22 European countries, a media report said.
The suspects were arrested for allegedly sharing online videos of children being sexually abused and raped, said the Daily Mail.
'So far we have identified 269 suspects with 112 arrests,' said Rob Wainwright, director of policing agency Europol in The Hague.
'The operation targeted those sharing the most extreme forms of video material, which included babies and toddlers being sexually abused and raped. A lot of the material seized during house searches is awaiting forensic examination in order to support follow-up investigations and possible prosecution of offenders,' he said.
In March, police in several countries rescued 230 children.
Europol described that operation as 'the biggest case of its kind'. The criminal network at one point of time had around 70,000 members worldwide.