Wednesday, February 07, 2007

One down, millions more to go

While this child porn bust is good news, it's disheartening to realize how endemic a sickness is man's inhumanity to children.

Authorities in Austria have uncovered a major international child pornography ring that stretches across 77 countries and involves more than 2,360 Internet addresses -- including at least 19 from Canada. ... The Canadians are suspected of paying to access videos on a website of young children, aged 14 and under, being sexually abused.

... the FBI was investigating about 600 Internet addresses in the United States, German authorities were looking at 400 addresses, France at 100 while his country was looking at 23. ...
Austrian police are calling the case "a strike against child pornography unprecedented in Austrian criminal history."

"Girls could be seen being raped, and you could also hear screams,'' said [the] Austrian police expert on Internet crime who headed the investigation. ...

... In Austria, the youngest person implicated in the case is 17 and the oldest is 69. ... the videos were all posted on a Russian website that is now defunct. To access the material, users had to pay US$89. Investigators believe most of the videos were made in Eastern Europe and uploaded somewhere in Britain.

Read the full article here.


Kiki said...

I wish there was more we could do.
At this point I feel that all I can really do is raise awareness of the problem, talk about it and let people know it is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Is there anyone out there who is actively working towards an end? Maybe out there in the areas where this is most occurring and trying to infiltrate the groups?

pumpernickel said...

The sad part is that Canadians, people who love, enjoy and cherish their freedom are disproportionately represented among the smut purveyors.

According to the Austrian Bureau of Criminal investigations who confirmed a Canadian connection to the case, Canadian police had been provided with 103 Internet Protocol addresses in relation to the case.

That's over 103 Canadians too many.

Pawlina said...

More numerous than the purveyors, though, are the consumers. And it's the latter who drive this disgusting "industry."