The National Police has arrested 121 people in different parts of Spain for distributing child pornography through a digital platform and has seized a total of 500 terabytes (TB) of content in an operation initiated by agents of the Central Cybercrime Unit and which has been classified as one of the most important carried out in Spain.
125 searches have been carried out throughout the country in which 368 hard drives, 114 USB memories, 100 DVDs, 60 computers and other computer equipment have been seized. The audiovisual material seized from those arrested consists of 500 terabytes of extremely harsh pornographic content starring minors.
The 121 arrested, 118 men and three womenused the same digital platform to obtain and share illicit content, as detailed by the National Police.
One of the arrests, carried out in Madrid, allowed a man to access more than two million files of sexual abuse committed on very young girls. Many of the videos were characterized by the high degree of violence used on the victims and were spread across ten large-capacity hard drives.
In Alicante, agents arrested a male who possessed a large amount of multimedia files containing explicitly sexual images of two underage males. During the analysis of the files, the investigators realized that the material had been recorded inside the arrestee’s home.