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Fourteen arrested in Iceland for child pornography

Child pornography has been discovered on computers belonging to 14 males this year. Six of those were arrested with information received from Interpol or Europol in relation to international child pornography rings.

The remaining eight males were arrested after police received information from the Child Protection Agency or through other information channels, Fréttabladid reports.

This year the Capital Region Police have searched a total of 38 computers and 76 pieces of computer equipment for child pornography, some of which are still under investigation.

“It is increasing,” said Björvin Björgvinsson, head of the sexual violation department of the Capital Region Police. “As soon as we get a tip from the Child Protection Agency regarding suspicions of child pornography an arrest takes place and computer equipment is confiscated.”

Björvinsson said police are looking at methods to track down those involved in child pornography more efficiently, like receiving warnings automatically when someone enters a child pornography site on the internet.

Björgvinsson said it is against the law to visit these kinds of web sites and that this method has proven successful in Norway.

“It would have to be in cooperation with those who provide internet service here. It is being worked on, both at the Ministry of Justice and at the police,” Björgvinsson said.

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