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Icelander Arrested in Europol Child Abuse Probe

An Icelandic man around 30 years old was arrested as part of Europol’s international investigation of a large child abuse crime organization. The Icelandic police were informed of the man’s conduct last summer and subsequently arrested him and searched his house, as revealed last week.

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The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

The man admitted to having participated in an online forum on child abuse but denied having been in possession of material depicting the sexual abuse of children, ruv.is reports.

However, a search of the man’s computer contradicted his statements. He also has a history of such violations; in 2006 he was sentenced to eight months in prison for being in possession of material showing children being sexually abused.

It is believed that up to 70,000 people in more than 30 countries belonged to the crime organization, which is the largest of its kind. Those involved exchanged material online. Almost 700 child abusers and more than 230 victims have been identified.

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