Busted: Global Child Porn Ring

Jun 18, 2012

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Good news! New Zealand's Department of Internal Affair's censorship compliance unit noticed a growing amount of sexual abuse images uploaded to the Internet. The images were exchanged on common social networks such as Facebook.

The unit notified International law enforcement agencies. Thanks to the Department of Internal Affairs, the countries involved were provided evidence of the issue; therefore, creating ways for the offenders to be stopped.

Through investigation, 55 people were identified as “top offenders.” They were sentenced with prison time or are facing prosecution. Some of these top offenders not only traded the images but were involved in the production of them and inflicted sexual abuse upon children.

The countries involved in the operation were Australia, Bosnia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Venezuela.

It's gratifying to see nations come together to combat the ills of child pornography.

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