Thursday, February 04, 2010

Police detain 120 in Polish pedophilia sting

From: Earthtimes
Some 120 people were detained on Thursday on suspicion of owning and distributing internet child pornography, Polish National Police said. Police across Poland in total secured 112 computers, 47 hard disks and nearly 7,500 CDs and DVDs in the nation-wide Operation Roxane, according to a police statement.

The operation launched in Radom, central Poland, after local police there found some 100 IP addresses of users suspected of owning or distributing child pornography on the internet.

The police launched the operation at before dawn Thursday throughout the country. The suspects face up to 8 years in prison if convicted.

Poland's national police conducted eight such operations last year and detained 473 people, officials said.