ADNKRONOS. A network of Italian pedophiles who exchanged child pornography material on a well-known messaging platform was routed by the Postal Police. Over 200 investigators from the National Center for the Fight against Online Child Pornography and from the Postal and Communications Police Department of Turin are conducting the largest and most complex police operation in recent years, aimed at combating online child pornography, with the coordination of the Turin prosecutor's office.
50 searches and arrests were carried out in 15 Italian regions for detention, dissemination and in some cases for the production of child pornography.
As the police know, "the widespread investigation, also carried out through real virtual stalking, has made it possible to give a certain identity to the nicknames used on the net by pedophiles, bringing them into the open and out of the anonymity of the network".
There was a huge amount of seized files containing gruesome images of child abuse, portraying real practices of sadism where the victims were also babies.
The investigation is the result of a fruitful international synergistic collaboration with the Canadian National Child Exploitation Coordination Center (Ncecc) which made it possible to find among the users of a well-known instant messaging platform behaviors in violation of the portal rules integrating the crimes of possession and dissemination of child pornography material.
The illegal material, the police said, was found to be very diversified, ranging from photos depicting nude scenes to others with gruesome content, depicting real sexual violence where the victims were often babies; in some cases the presence of self-produced material was found in the family environment.
In some images animals were involved and sadistic practices were adopted, which allowed, using a protocol for categorizing illegal material shared internationally, to create a real profiling of criminals based on the tastes expressed and the methods of interaction. Network. On the same platform, at the time of the facts, a person who had already been arrested a few months earlier from the same shared material
Turin Postal Police Department as part of another investigation into on-line child pornography. The postal police isolated the position of the individual nicknames by recovering the shared material for each of them and extrapolating the IP connections useful for the continuation of the investigation.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on DataBase Italia at the URL https://www.databaseitalia.it/sgominata-lennesima-rete-di-pedofili-arresti-in-15-regioni-la-piu-grande-operazione-degli-ultimi-anni-e-in-corso/ on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 19:44:30 +0000.