Child-abuse network is hammered by cops

POLICE in Spain have smashed one of the biggest child-abuse networks operating across Europe and America.

Their raids enabled them to seize 16TB (terabytes) of data storage devices, containing some 2 400 000 pieces of footage of children, between the age of 0-8 years, being abused.

The Spanish National Police, with the support of Europol and INTERPOL, arrested 19 members of one of the biggest child-abuse networks in Spain.

House searches were carried out in several Spanish cities, and officers seized 11 laptops, 23 mobile phones, 11 hard drive disks, seven memory sticks, five memory cards and four tablets.

The gang, who controlled a vast international area, used 14 separate groups in an instant-messaging service to share the illicit content.

Individuals hid their identities by using specific software, which can be rendered anonymous. But these images and videos are now being processed for victim identification.


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