With an increasing number of people around the world confined to their homes, measures designed to quell the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in an increase in people accessing child pornography.
Belgian authorities working in partnership with Europol have convicted four suspects as part of an ongoing international probe into a paedophile ring that abused children just a few months old.
Georgian authorities arrested last week several members of a child-trafficking crime group, accusing them of illegal production and distribution of child sexual exploitation material.
Thousands of minors have been exploited throughout the European Union and busting criminal networks trafficking children is one of the block’s top priorities, Europol said in a report released on Thursday, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.
A man alleged to have participated in a human trafficking operation that saw minors from Guatemala transported to Ohio and forced into labor on an egg farm pled guilty to his ties with the operation on Monday.
Seven men were sentenced for participating in an international child pornography production conspiracy The US Justice Department, announced.
Canadian authorities have issued a warrant to arrest a Vatican diplomat who is suspected of having accessed and spread child pornography on social media during a stay at a Church in Windsor, Ontario, the Catholic Herald reported on Sunday.
Following 39 arrests across 15 countries, Spanish police announced Wednesday that they have dismantled an international child porn ring that distributed material via WhatsApp.
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