Austrian police smash huge child porn ring

A huge child porn ring involving more than 100 men, including four teachers and a kindergarten worker, has been smashed in Austria.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 00:05 AM IST

Vienna: A huge child porn ring involving
more than 100 men, including four teachers and a kindergarten
worker, has been smashed in Austria, police said Sunday.

A spokesman for the federal criminal office BKA,
Alexander Marakovits, told Austrian news agency APA that
pornographic material was seized during raids of 107 homes
around the country following a tip-off from Luxembourg.

The men, aged between 18 and 70 from various social
backgrounds, are suspected of downloading the material from a
server in Luxembourg, with some of them trying to cover their
tracks by using Internet cafes, Marakovits said.

One of the men had a stash of some 20,000 photos and
300 videos, the spokesman said.

PTI