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Danes tied to large international child porn ring

Unknown number of Danes among those arrested for watching child abuse via live stream


The National Crime Agency said that images of child sexual abuse have been livestreamed from the Philippines (Photo: Colourbox)

January 16, 2014
11:33

by JC


An international child pornography ring run from the Philippines has ties to Denmark.

According to AFP, the British National Crime Agency (NCA) uncovered a paedophile ring that was livestreaming images of child abuse to paedophiles in at least 12 countries. The BBC reports that Denmark is one of the countries involved, but how many Danes were among the 29 arrests thus far is unknown.

The NCA began its investigation after finding child porn on a British man’s computer two years ago. 

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“This investigation has identified some extremely dangerous child sexual offenders who believed paying for children to be abused to order was something they could get away with,” the NCA’s Andy Baker told AFP. “Being thousands of miles away makes no difference to their guilt.”

Thanks to the investigation, fifteen children between the ages of 6-15 were rescued from their abusers. 

In an unrelated international investigation in December 2011, 19 Danes were arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography. One arrestee alone had around 29 terabytes of pornographic material, which could translate into over 9,000 hours of video.



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