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The network made videos of children being abused and sold them to 2,500 customers in 19 countries, says the European police force, Europol.
The films were mainly produced in Ukraine, Belgium and the Netherlands, and most of the victims were Ukrainian.
Originally posted by icybreeze
the U.S. captures child molesters daily. open your eyes and stop being an American basher.
Originally posted by snoopyuk
reply to post by Odessit
Odessit, that is crazy !!! have you thought about reporting these people ??
also ....i wasnt aware you had any beaches in ukraine ?
Involving 18 European police forces and the Australian authorities, Operation Koala led to 40 arrests in Britain, 21 in France, 11 in Spain, eight in Sweden, five in Belgium, four in Italy, two in Iceland and one in Denmark.
On September 2, 1998, over a thousand police and child-protection officers in thirteen countries raided over 200 men in connection with one of the biggest pedophile rings ever discovered. Police seized a total of 750,000 pictures along with a library of 1,800 computerized videos depicting children suffering sexual abuse. Of all these children, only 17 have been identified. This pedophile ring was an exclusive international Internet club. The sordid entrance fee? 10,000 indecent pictures of children.
The international operation to trace the ring of pedophiles began in San Jose, California, in May 1996, when the police discovered that a child-abuser had broadcast live images on the Internet to a smaller pedophile ring known as the Orchid Club. A ten-year-old girl had been pulled out of a slumber party in the middle of the night and taken into the computer room in an upper middle class American home, where she was molested and violated and raped online. The scene was broadcast to Australia and Canada and Finland and places all over the United States. Viewers were invited to send messages online saying what they wanted to see done to their victim.
Once this incident was discovered, the ensuing investigation linked the Orchid Club to a larger and even more sinister pedophile network called Wonderland. Wonderland originated in the United States but also operated in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Britain.
Wonderland, the Orchid Club, and other pornography rings are not simply exchanging images of undressed children romping on the beach. They have images that are the most horrible — two-year-olds, even six-month-old babies, being violently raped. Most of the 107 men eventually convicted for participation in the Wonderland Club were sentenced to fines. The heaviest sentence was three years in prison. Over 100 of these men are on the streets today.
The court of appeals affirmed a judgment of the district
court in part and reversed in part. The court held that the
Child Pornography Prevention Act (CPPA) is unconstitutional
to the extent that it proscribes computer images that do not
involve the use of real children in their production or dissemi-
An affidavit filed in federal court alleged that Naughton, 34, who oversees Disney's Go Network, relayed lewd messages to a male FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl in an online chatroom, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
I met him four years ago. He was making pornography then. He was famous for it, sort of--famous for making the worst pornography, a pornography of transgression and violation, a pornography that seemed intended less to glorify sex than to advertise the death of the soul.