German Police Bust Darknet Child Porn Network With 400,000 Members

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German Police Bust Darknet Child Porn Network With 400,000 Members

three of the lads are accused of managing the platform as directors, police mentioned. (Representational)

Berlin:

German police mentioned Monday they’d shut down “one of many greatest darknet little one pornography platforms on this planet” and arrested 4 of its members in a sequence of raids in mid-April.

The platform, named as “Boystown”, had existed since 2019, counted over 400,000 members and was “arrange for the worldwide alternate of kid pornography”, federal police mentioned in an announcement.

The darknet discussion board allowed customers to speak with others and share graphic picture and video content material which included “severe sexual abuse of toddlers”, the assertion mentioned.

Three males between the ages of 40 and 64 had been arrested in seven raids in Germany, whereas an extra suspect was detained in Paraguay on the request of German authorities.

The suspect in Paraguay’s Concepcion area, additionally a German citizen, is to be extradited again to Germany on the premise of a global arrest warrant issued by a court docket in Frankfurt.

Three of the lads are accused of getting managed the platform as directors, offering technical help and recommendation to members on keep away from being found by the authorities, whereas one other was “one of many platform’s most lively customers”, police mentioned.

Investigators added that the months-long, German-instigated operation had been coordinated by Europol and supported by legislation enforcement within the Netherlands, Sweden, the US and Canada.

Each “Boystown” and different chat platforms had been taken offline following the raids.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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