In the German Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia police unit to combat cybercrime exposed a massive network of pedophiles. On 29 June, reports the press service of the Ministry of justice of the region.
“We must acknowledge that abuse of children is more widespread in the Internet than we thought earlier. A division of cyber police of North Rhine-Westphalia are investigating the involvement of 30 thousand suspects. I repeat 30 thousand Such a huge number of like-minded people provides even slightly tech-savvy criminals any opportunity to obtain an appropriate image and videos”, – said the Minister of justice of the region Peter Biesenbach.
He noted that the cyber-police of the region will create a special group to combat the abuse of children online.
As noted by Spiegel, more than 70 suspects in the case were identified. In may, the first of them – 27-year – old soldier was sentenced to 10 years in prison.