Police Break Up Child Porn Network Operating on Popular App

Officials in Spain have reported that 39 people were arrested in an international operation which busted a child pornography network. The network was distributing the pornographic material through a popular app that many young people use. It is called “WhatsApp”.

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I know for a fact that this app is very popular in use because I have friends who use it, and I have used it before. Eventually I deleted it from my phone because I did not like having multiple conversational apps. However, it is heavily used for group chats.

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Fox reports:

A police statement Tuesday said the network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in 18 countries in Europe, Central and South America.

The statement said 17 people were arrested in Spain, with other detentions made in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Portugal.

The operation was carried out in coordination with Interpol and Europol.

Spanish police said files retrieved contained abusive and brutal treatment of children up to 8 years of age.

Always watch your children and what they are doing. Pedophiles and criminals are getting smarter with the times. They know what technology that children are using and they know just how to reach them.

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