Spanish police arrest 66 in child pornography raid

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Spanish and German police, with support from INTERPOL, conducted a ten month investigation that used over 300 agents and 45 different courthouses located in 40 of Spain's provinces, which resulted in the arrest of 66 out of 85 people involved in an online child pornography ring.

The suspects' computers were searched, and police uncovered over 48 million photographs and video. One caught in the investigation had 21 separate hard drive discs full of content.

Officials say that on some of the websites the child pornography was posted. There were over 5,000 downloads of the images and video on those sites.

The people arrested are being questioned to see if they had any part in the abuse of any of the children in the videos and images.