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In Germany, a large-scale platform of child porn on the darknet is exposed

In Germany, a large-scale platform of child porn on the darknet is exposed

In and Paraguay, a number of searches and detentions were carried out in connection with the exposure of one of the largest child pornography platforms on the darknet, called Boystown.





This was reported on Monday, May 3, in the German Federal Office for Criminal Cases (BKA), which writes DW.

According to the agency, the network had more than 400,000 members. The searches took place in a total of seven locations in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, and Hamburg. At the same time, three people were detained directly in Germany, and one German citizen was detained on an international warrant in Paraguay.

Three of the detainees, one of whom has been living in Latin America for many years, are suspected of administering a pornographic network. Another person from Hamburg was one of the most active members of the network, since July 2019, he has published more than 3,500 materials in it.

All these persons were detained after searches in their apartments, which took place on April 14 and 15. They have been in custody ever since.

A man arrested in Paraguay is due to be handed over to German law enforcement authorities in the near future.


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