Europol: Pedophile Arrested in International Investigation

A pedophile accused of producing child abuse videos and sharing them on the darkweb was arrested in Spain following an international investigation coordinated by Europol. The investigation also involved Australia’s Task Force Argos and the Spanish National Police.

According to an announcement by Europol, the investigation depended on the analysis of a 2015 child abuse video. Australia’s Task Force Argos passed information to Europol that resulted in the identification of the suspect.

Cybercrime experts from the Spanish National Police Central High-Tech Crime Unit

Cybercrime experts from the Spanish National Police Central High-Tech Crime Unit

Using the information from Australian authorities, Europol established that someone in Spain had produced the content in question. Europol forwarded this information to law enforcement in Spain. In Spain, authorities analyzed comments posted online by the creator of the video. The analysis indicated that the creator of the video had been living in Spain when they had created the video.

Spanish National Police:

With the help of EUROPOL, which conducts extensive studies and maintains a database of these criminal behaviors, the agents tracked down the Dark Web and found that the same user had registered with many more pedophile forums. They were even able to know some of the messages that he had posted and of which there was no record. The researchers’ inquiries revealed an email address that could be partially traced in hidden forums. The analysis of these data allowed us to arrive at a date of birth and a city of residence, Barcelona. Although it was possible that it was false information, it reconfirmed the suspicions that the author could be in our country.

During the investigation, Europol learned that the suspect had accounts on a number of child abuse forums on the darkweb. While investigating the suspect’s activities online, investigators discovered the suspect had been in contact with a someone local. The user had the same (or a similar enough) last name as the name included in the title of the video created and uploaded by the suspect.

The Spanish National Police Central High-Tech Crime Unit located the suspect in Barcelona. The COVID-19 lockdown in Spain forced the Central High-Tech Crime Unit experts based in Madrid to remotely coordinate the execution of the arrest warrant.

The arrest led to the seizure of evidence that reportedly showed that the suspect was using the darkweb to acquire child abuse images and videos. An investigation into other users of the forums frequented by the suspect is ongoing.

12 Comments

Hypno

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Amazing!

Thats what you call good police work and use of resources

<3 <3

DEA

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Let's make the DEA do this full time. Save some more people need saving.

Hats off.

Sat, Apr 25, 2020

Great job LE, hunt those scumbags down, lock em up and throw away the key.

FckPedos

Sun, Apr 26, 2020

Good job. For once they are after the real criminals, not drug users.

why

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

why the cia in europe

TrumpManCometh

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

cia ain't in europe, bruh

Andy

Fri, May 15, 2020

No one said anything about the CIA lol idiot^

The CIA arnt even Law Enforcement they have absolutely nothing to do with criminal investigations.

They are a HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Collection agency. National Security issues not criminal issues.

Frosty

Sat, May 16, 2020

fu**ing little kids is bad!

Buckingham

Tue, May 19, 2020

If they put half as much effort into busting pedophiles as they did with drug users and dealers these fuckers would be scared to breathe even within a mile of a child. Unfortunately, CP is a multi-billion dollar industry and the 1% are in on it, so the only ones who are biting the bullet are the smalltime pederast faggots. The purchasers and sponsors of this filth - they get away scott free

Frosty

Wed, May 20, 2020

sad

coon nigger

Thu, May 28, 2020

CP is a multi billion dollar industry? Where is your evidence on that? CP is free for everyone I don't know where you got that info from.

abc

Thu, May 28, 2020

CP is a multi billion dollar industry? Where is your evidence on that? CP is free for everyone I don't know where you got that info from.

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