February 24, 2006

Police arrest 30 in Europe-wide child-porn ring

WARSAW (Reuters) - Police arrested about 30 people in
several countries across Europe on Friday in a sting operation
against a suspected child-porn ring, Polish private television
station TVN 24 said.

It quoted officials as saying a dozen arrests were made in
the Polish cities of Krakow, Gdansk and Lomza. Polish police
were cooperating with authorities in Spain and other European
countries, it said.

"We have seized several hundred pictures and several dozen
short films of pornographic nature involving under-age children
of less than 15 years of age," the Polish PAP news agency
quoted police spokesman Kamil Tomaszczuk as saying.

"They included pictures involving animals."