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Germany: success in the fight against child pornography on the internet

Published on: 17.08.07
Source: Press release from the regional Criminal Investigation Departement of Baden-Württemberg

The regional Criminal Investigation Department of Baden-Württemberg succeeded after a one-year investigation against child pornography on the internet. More than 700 German internet user are suspected of downloading or offering files with child pornographic content.

The data of more than 4000 suspected persons from 106 nations were given to the national prosecution services, whereupon 60 persons in Spain, 70 persons in Australia and 28 persons in New Zealand have been identified by means of the IP address.
This was one of the most successful step of inquiry at the fight against child pornography on the internet. Read the press release in German language as a pdf. file here.


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