Police announced yesterday the discovery of thousands of images of child pornography on computers belonging to two Icelandic men, who were arrested last March in relation to an international investigation of a child pornography ring.
The investigation into the case of the two men has been completed and the evidence has been sent to the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, ruv.is reports.
The Capital Region Police Division for Sexual Violence has investigated 14 other cases related to child pornography so far this year. Police are preparing a collaborative project with an Icelandic internet company in an effort to hinder distribution of material depicting sex crimes against children.
EUROPOL held a press conference in the Netherlands yesterday detailing the progress of the international investigation, which began last year when videos depicting child pornography were discovered in Australia.
Shortly thereafter, an Italian male in his 40s was arrested for producing such material and selling it through his website. He sold to about 2,500 customers, leading the investigation on to 30 countries, including Iceland.