115 more detained for online pedophilia

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In yet another assault on pedophilia, Europol announced the arrest of 115 people, presumably involved in the distribution of child pornographic material from the Internet.

Austrian Federal Criminal Investigation Office spokesman Alexander Marakovits explained in statements to EFE that the investigation began in 2007, after it was found that photographs of pedophile content were being distributed from an Austrian server.

The authorities of that country shared this information with other European countries through Europol, having confirmed, however, that the images provided did not come from Austria.

As part of the operation, searches were carried out in homes in Spain, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

In addition to the 115 detainees, the police raid resulted in the seizure of nearly 10,000 photographs, with a total of 221 people being investigated for alleged involvement in the network.

Among the suspects are teachers and professionals who have close contact with children, says the European police service.