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Nearly 400 children rescued and 348 adults arrested in Canadian child pornography bust
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of NBC News

NBC News, November 14, 2013
Posted: November 18th, 2013

Nearly 400 children have been rescued and 348 adults arrested following an expansive and extraordinary international child pornography investigation, Canadian police announced [on November 14]. The three-year [investigation], named Project Spade, ... revealed an entire child movie production and distribution company in Toronto operating via the web site The site was run by 42-year old Brian Way, according to police, and sold and distributed images of child exploitation to people across the world. Investigators catalogued hundreds of thousands of images and videos of horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst they have ever viewed, [Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, head of Torontos Sex Crimes Unit] said at the press conference. Police seized over 45 terabytes of data from the $4-million business that distributed to over 50 counties including Australia, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece. As a result of the investigation thus far, 50 people were arrested in Ontario, 58 in the rest of Canada, 76 in the United States, and 164 internationally. Among those arrested were 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors and priests and three foster parents, she said. Citing a particularly egregious example, she said police found over 350,000 images and over 9,000 videos of child sexual abuse in the home of a retired Canadian school teacher. Some of the images were of children known to the man and he was also charged with sexually abusing a child relative. Police said the children were "rescued from child exploitation" but did not give more details.

Note: For more on sexual abuse of children, see the deeply revealing reports from reliable major media sources available here.

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