POLICE have arrested members of a paedophile ring, who were apportioning child pornography file shares on the network Peer to Peer (P2P).
Fifty four paedophiles have been detained for file sharing pornography and films of children bathing naked. The National Police discovered the ring using a long complex tracking system used by the National Police’s cyber department. The objective of the operation in this case was to investigate the P2P networks.
Through intense investigation, 21 users were identified in Spain, each had downloaded the file on a number of occasions.
The police detained five people in Madrid, three in Murcia, two in Barcelona, two in Malaga, one in Tenerife, one in Valencia, one in Burgos, one in Alicante, one in San Sebastian and one in Sevilla.
One of the detainees is a physiotherapist from a medical centre in Madrid, who was filming young patients naked, whilst they were getting changed and another who worked in Sevilla, installed a camera in a play centre toilet to film the young girls whilst they were in the toilets.
The P2P is a system of networking, which uses interconnected nodes (‘peers’) to share resources amongst each other, without the use of a centralised administrative system.