2007 international child pornography investigation

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The 2007 international child pornography investigation was an international criminal investigation into a criminal organization dealing in child pornography.[1] Austrian authorities initiated the investigation in July and were the ones to uncover the criminal organization.[2] More than 2360 suspects residing in 77 countries were investigated.[3] Approximately 600 of the suspects were in the United States.[4] The European country with the most suspects was Germany.[5] 130 of the suspects were in Australia.[6] The two suspects in the Republic of Ireland were not investigated by Garda Síochána until six months after Austrian authorities notified them of the crime.[7] At least 23 suspects were Austrians.[8] The pornography depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 14.[9] A Russian website hosted the pornography on an Austrian server.[10]

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  1. ^ "Global child porn ring involves 2,360-plus suspects smashed". Daily Mail. February 7, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Austrian police uncover global child porn ring". NBC News. February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "RCMP to probe Canadian IPs in global child-porn network". CBC News. February 7, 2007. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2,360 Suspects In Global Child Porn Bust". CBS News. February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Austria says bust of global child porn ring involves 2,360-plus suspects worldwide". USA Today. February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Julia May; Craig Smith (February 9, 2007). "Australian pedophiles trapped by web hunt". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Review call after child porn blunder". Irish Independent. February 11, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Global child porn ring 'involves 2,360 suspects'". Irish Examiner. February 7, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  9. ^ Veronika Oleksyn (February 7, 2007). "Child Porn Ring Uncovered in Austria". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Gary Hughes (February 19, 2007). "Australians linked with child porn ring". news.com.au. Retrieved March 3, 2013.