January 18, 2006

33 arrested in Spain charged with exchanging child pornography on the net


Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 33 people, including bankers, retirees and a priest, on charges of using the Internet to exchange child pornography.

Those arrested are suspected of using credit cards to purchase and distribute child pornography material from Web sites operating out of Florida in the United States and Belarus, a police statement said.

Investigations began last year in collaboration with U.S. Treasury Department and the state attorney's office in New Jersey.

After months of probes, police identified 33 users in Spain. Ten of the detainees were arrested in Barcelona and the rest across the country.

Posted by kshaw at January 18, 2006 08:06 AM