Kinderpornoforum with 87.000 members rolled up
A great forum for child pornography on the dark web, a hidden part of the internet, it is dismantled. The site had 87.000 members all over the world.
The forum was not only used for sharing photos, but also for making arrangements for children to sexually abuse.
“In addition to the pornographic photos and videos were also audio recordings exchanged of sexual abuse of children, including toddlers,” said the public prosecutor from Frankfurt.
The German Public prosecution service has the roll up of the platform, Elysium announced on Thursday. The forum had existed since the end of last year.
A 39-year-old German was probably the administrator of the forum. He is on 12 June, were arrested. His house is searched and the servers of Elysium are seized. Most of the suspects are from Germany and Austria. It is not known, or under the defendants also Dutch. Also unknown is whether there are still more suspects have been arrested.
The dark web is a hidden part of the internet that are only accessible with special software. That software conceals both the identity of the user as the location of the visited websites, so that authorities can be difficult to act against illegal activities on the dark web.