The staff of the specialized units of the so-called “postal police” of Italy are monitoring the Internet and telecommunications. This time they managed to reveal and stop the activity of criminal community which was engaged in distribution of child pornography. 3 people arrested, 50 are under investigation.
Images of children and even newborns, including those subjected to sexual violence, passed through the messaging service.
“We uncovered a network of 50 users who posted illegal content, and not only placed, but also exchanged materials about sexual exploitation of minors and distributing these materials,” says Fabiola Silvestri, an employee of the “postal police”.
Investigators did not disclose what kind of messaging platform was used by criminals, but acknowledged that she is widely known. Some of the content produced by community members at home.
Italian police said the investigation had helped the Canadian coordination centre, which deals with issues of violence against children.