112 Arrested in Child Pornography Ring; Europol Still Investigating - Page 2
Using that data, the Danish police began networking with other agencies. They brought in other European police to Europol in September and passed along the "intelligence packages" to them for their investigations.
Though "the work of the Danish police was conducted in September and the arrests took place in October and November, it differs from one country to another," said commissioner Jens Hendrik Hoejbjerg. And Wainwright added that investigations into other online child sex rings are "by no means over. We are hunting them down and doing everything to protect our children."
Is there a distinctive profile that fits a pedophile, one who shares pornographic videos of children online with others? According to Hoejbjerg, the ages range from the early 20s to the late 50s. And the individuals come from " different professions, and include all walks of life."
Europol apparently means business and pedophiles are on alert. This operation was the second of its kind. This past March Europol announced they had broken through to identify an even larger online pedophile ring. They rescued 230 children in what Europol called, at the time, "the biggest case of its kind." The network that they brought down, at one point had almost 70,000 members globally: there were 184 arrests and 670 suspects in 30 countries..
In her commentary, EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the sting revealed the "importance of cooperation between law enforcement authorities at a European and international level to tackle criminal activities that know no borders."