Thursday, December 24, 2009

Polish police detain 54 over child pornography

From: E Taiwanne
Polish police say they have detained 54 people across the country suspected of possessing and distributing child pornography on the Internet.

National police spokesman Mariusz Sokolowski said the officers seized 56 computers and laptops, video cassettes, DVDs and CDs in private homes and offices during the Tuesday raids. He made the comments on Wednesday.

Polish authorities were tipped off by police in Germany.

If convicted, the suspects could face up to five years in prison for possessing child pornography and eight years for distributing it.

More than 200 people have been detained in Poland this year on suspicion of possessing and spreading child pornography.