Police net 108 pedophiles in Latin America - Whisper Eye

Police net 108 pedophiles in Latin America

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against pedophiles in Latin America.
Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia.
Justice Minister Torquato Jar dim told whisper eye media team that those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children through computers and mobile phones.
The operation comes at the end of a six-month investigation, which involved US and European immigration officials.
Investigators have found more than 150,000 files containing disturbing images.
They were accessed through the dark web, a part of the internet not reached by most search engines.
Among those arrested were retired policemen, civil servants and people in charge of football youth clubs.
Mr. Jar dim said the pedophiles use sophisticated techniques to evade police investigations.
“They store their illegal, criminal photos in a computer of someone in another part of the country or even abroad,” he said.
“And often the people storing the content are unaware,” added Mr. Jar dim.
The operation initially targeted suspects of sharing illegal pedophile material.
But after seizing dozens of computers, mobile phones, CDs and hard drives, investigators found out that the criminal group was also producing pornographic material to distribute on the internet.
The files contained disturbing images of babies and young children being abused.
Some of the children and teenagers denounced their own parents or other relatives to officers taking part in the operation.
It is not clear if the pedophile ring operated independently in Brazil or if it was connected with other criminal networks abroad.

 

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