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Spanish police arrest 81 in huge child pornography operation

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Spanish police arrest 81 in huge child pornography operation
Photo: Spanish Police/AFP
14:53 CEST+02:00
Spanish police have arrested 81 men suspected of having exchanged sexual photos and videos of minors over the Internet in a vast operation against child pornography across the country.

Among those arrested were two minors and two people considered mentally handicapped, national police officials said in a statement on Saturday.

The suspects had exchanged the pornographic photographs and videos of children online and "some of the images seized by police are extremely harsh and show sadism and bestiality," the statement said.

The child pornography investigation began with "cyber-patrols" on the Internet by specialised agents, who after about a year were able to identify dozens of suspects.

"The agents are continuing to analyse the material seized to determine if there have been crimes of producing child pornography, sexual abuse of minors or connection with paedophiles," police said.

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