Hundreds held over Canada child porn

Police in Canada say 348 people have been arrested and nearly 400 children rescued during a three-year investigation into child pornography.At the centre of the inquiry was a Toronto-based firm that allegedly sold DVDs and streamed videos of naked children.Azov Films marketed the footage as “naturist” and claimed it was legal in Canada and the US.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24944358Also see:Child abuse investigation: 65 arrested and six children rescued in Australia
Police have rescued six children and arrested 65 people in Australia as part of a multinational police operation cracking down on a global child exploitation ring.More than 300 people, including teachers, coaches and doctors, have been arrested, accused of keeping images of child abuse after a Canadian-led investigation.
www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/15/child-abuse-investigation-australia-arrestsChild porn viewers ‘as guilty’ as makers, top Queensland police officer says [AAP]
AUSTRALIANS accused of downloading child exploitation material from a Canadian website “are just as guilty” as those who procured the children, a top Queensland child protection cop says.Sixty-five Australians have been charged in an international child pornography investigation, including priests, teachers and foster parents.
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/child-porn-viewers-as-guilty-as-makers-top-queensland-police-officer-says/story-e6frg6so-1226760691658Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
A giant paedophile ring with a worldwide reach was broken apart during a three-year inquiry which led to the arrests of hundreds of individuals, including clergymen and teachers, and the rescue of nearly 400 children who were at risk, Canadian police have revealed.In one of the biggest such operations ever seen, investigators uncovered an octopus-like child-porn network centred on a now-shuttered sex-film business in Toronto. Its tentacles extended across Canada, where 108 people have been taken into custody, and to six continents. In the US, 76 people were arrested while others have been rounded up in several European countries.
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hundreds-arrested-as-canadian-police-smash-global-paedophile-ring-8940562.html

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