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WhatsApp used for child-porn pictures

SPANISH Police have smashed a major, international network, distributing child pornography via messaging service WhatsApp to share the indecent images.

The pioneering operation, leading to 90 arrests, was carried out by the Technological Research Unit of the force, alongside Europol and Interpol.

During the investigation, nearly 100 message chains and chat groups were discovered, created and used by people from 18 countries across Europe, Central America and South America, all with an exclusively-paedophile theme.

The Spanish Home Office says this was the first international action against child porn in the European Union, and was co-ordinated with the Action Group Against Cybercrime in The Hague.

A total of 17 arrests were made in Spain, while others were made in European countries, as well as in Central and South America.

 

 

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