Police have dismantled a global child pornography network that produced ‘tailor-made’ videos for about 2,500 customers in 19 countries, European officials said on Monday.
Police seized thousands of computers, videos and photographs in a coordinated investigation, dubbed “Operation Koala”, that was launched after the arrest of an Italian national running a Web site selling videos of underage girls.
They said the videos were mainly produced in Ukraine and included a father sexually abusing his daughters aged nine and 11. Police have identified 23 children aged between nine and 16 who were abused by the network.
European police agency Europol and the European Union’s justice division Eurojust said in a joint statement representatives from 28 countries worked on the case.