German Police Bust Darknet Child Porn Ring With 90,000 Users

Thursday, July 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
06.07.2017

German investigators have seized a server used to host a child porn platform for almost 90,000 users on the dark web.

German police have shut down a child porn platform operating on the “dark web” that had more than 87,000 members.
The platform was called “Elysium” and enabled users to arrange and exchange videos and photographs of child sexual abuse.

The administrator of Elysium, a 39-year-old man from the Limburg-Weilburg district of Hesse in Western Germany, was arrested on June 12 and charged with the distribution of child pornography and the serious sexual abuse of children. Police searched his apartment and confiscated the server used to host the platform, state prosecutors in Frankfurt-am-Main said.

The platform had been operating on the dark web since the end of 2016, and enabled the exchange of child pornography from around the world, including images of very serious sexual abuse and violence against children.

The investigation into Elysium is being conducted by the Central Agency for Fighting Internet Crime (ZIT), which was set up in 2010 to fight internet crime nationwide. Investigators have already identified several more suspects, who are believed to have used or helped administer the platform.

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