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International child porn network revealed by Toronto police

11/14/2013 06:14 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Toronto police revealed details this morning of an international child sex abuse and pornography investigation that stretched across six continents and led to hundreds of arrests, including 50 in Ontario and 58 in the rest of Canada.

At a news conference, police said 348 people had been arrested and 386 children rescued from situations around the world. where they were at risk. Twenty-four children in Canada were rescued, they said.

Those charged include Brian Way, 41, who operated Azovfilms.com in Toronto and is alleged to have solicited and sold child porn around the world. The products included videos and pictures, police said. The company went out of business in 2011.

Altogether, about 45 terabytes of child porn on computers was seized, portraying hundreds of thousands of sexual acts involving children, police said.

The United States Postal Inspection Service was closely involved, as were authorities in Sweden, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong, among others. Several were represented at the Toronto news conference. 

Way faces about two dozen charges of making, distributing, exporting and selling the explicit images of boys ranging in age from toddlers to teens, the Toronto Star reported. 

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