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Huge Paedophile Ring Smashed: Amir Ish-Hurwitz And The British Child Abusers

by | 16th, March 2011

A HUGE online group of paedophiles has been unearthed on a site called . The forum had over 70,000 members at its apogee.

The site’s name does not sound like a great cover for paedophiles.

The administrator of the paedo website was a 37-year-old Dutchman. He has been jailed for 3 and a half years. It is alleged he is Amir Ish-Hurwitz.

The Telegraph reports:

Mr Ish-Hurwitz was arrested in Novermber 2009. His trial for the abuse of boys during trips to Brazil opened yesterday (TUES).

A spokesman for the Dutch paedophile association, Martijn, insisted that not all’s members had committed sex offences against children and claimed that using child pornography was not a crime.

“Only fascist states prohibit owning and looking at pictures,” he said.

Say Europol :

The website operated from a server based in the Netherlands and, at its height, boasted up to 70 000 members worldwide.

The website has now been taken down. It attempted to operate as a ‘discussion–only’ forum where people could share their sexual interest in young boys without committing any specific offences, thus operating ‘below the radar’ of police attention. Having made contact on the site, some members would move to more private channels, such as email, to exchange and share illegal images and films of children being abused. Computers seized from those arrested have harvested huge quantities of child abuse images and videos.

The police infiltrated the group. And Operation Rescue began. It was led by UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop). Says Ceop :

Known as Operation Rescue, the investigation has run for over three years and was led by the UK’s national centre for child protection – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre – who joined up with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), New Zealand Police, Europol, the Zaanstreek-Waterland Police in the Netherlands and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to track offenders on a truly global scale.

The BBC says that to date, the operation focused on 30 countries has identified 670 suspected paedophiles and 230 abused children.

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