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Police uncover massive international paedophile ring

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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-06-29

Swiss police say they had cracked the biggest Internet paedophile ring found in the country, taking apart a network spanning scores of countries. The majority of those involved were from the US and Poland, as well as a number of Swiss cases.

AFP - Swiss police gave details Sunday of how they had cracked a massive Internet paedophile ring, taking apart a network spanning scores of countries.
   
Police in the canton of Vaud, in the southwest, uncovered a network of some 2,300 IP addresses (a computer's identification on the internet) from computers which contained images of child pornography, said a spokesman.
   
The owners of the computers were spread across 78 countries, police told Swiss papers Matin Dimanche and the Sonntagszeitung.
   
Their work led to the arrest of dozens of people, mainly in Poland and the United States, with some suspects already convicted.
   
Police said it was the biggest operation of its kind in Switzerland.
   
The majority of those involved were from the United States and Poland, as well as a number of Swiss cases.
   
"It is the biggest ring of this type ever broken up in Switzerland," Vaud police spokesman Jean-Christophe Sauterel told Swiss newspaper Matin Dimanche.
   
An investigation was launched in May, 2008, after Interpol raised suspicions about a website based in Switzerland.
   
The site was officially dedicated to hip hop music, but through a series of secret codes and links allowed access to videos of child pornography.
   
The designer of the site was not aware what it was being used for, and was cleared of any involvement in the ring, said police.
   
 

Date created : 2009-06-29

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