Europol’s Deepweb Child Porn Investigation Nets 75 Arrests

A year-long investigation into an undisclosed child pornography site on the deepweb has led to 75 arrests since August 23rd, according to Europol. The investigation, known as “Operation Daylight,” involves suspects in over 25 countries with 207 open cases.

Operation Daylight was launched in 2015 after Swiss police notified Europol of the discovery of a massive network of criminals involved in producing and distributing child pornography online.

Tine Hollevoet, a spokesman for Europol, told the media that “Europol received the information in June 2015 from the Swiss authorities and disseminated intelligence packages in July 2015. Based on that intelligence, separate investigations were initiated in the concerned countries.”

Europol spokeswoman Claire Georges goes even further, saying that the year-long investigation led to 611 “intelligence packages” being sent to 26 countries coordinating with Europol.

Norway and Switzerland were major contributors in the investigation, she claims. The intelligence packages contained IP addresses of the perpetrators. In many cases, the packages included information relating to their relevant identities on the “Dark Web” through the Tor network.

Such networks “continue to be a primary source for persons with a sexual interest in children who are seeking child sexual abuse and exploitation material online,” she added.

Italian police, who have



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