Home > News > Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects

Child Porn Task Force Arrests 13 Suspects
Get XBIZ News
May 12, 2004 3:39 PM PDT    Text size: 
LONDON -- Child porn task force Operation Ore announced the arrests of 13 suspects Tuesday accused of downloading and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Those suspects are currently being questioned by police.

Operation Ore is in the midst of an ongoing investigation into people suspected of being involved in the illegal trafficking of child porn content online.

Since its launch in coordination with the FBI, Scotland Yard, and the British Government, the task force has executed 3,500 arrests over the past two years. Of the number of arrests to date, 1,300 people have been convicted, said a National Crime Squad spokesperson.

According to officials, Tuesday's sting required the manpower of one hundred police officers.

"We will continue to take action where we have intelligence that indicates that a person presents a threat to children through physical or sexual abuse," Scotland Yard's Matthew Sarti said in a press conference announcing the arrests.

Authorities would not reveal at the time of the arrests what websites the 13 suspects were caught in connection with, however the investigation stems from a list of 6,500 potential child porn distributors and downloaders that was handed over to British authorities in 2002 in connection with child porn websites. Along with those names, U.S. credit card companies provided names, address, and credit card information.

The long process of investigations is still underway and has focused on some of the worst offenders on the list. Typically those with no prior convictions have been cautioned and placed on the sex offenders registry.

In Britain, paying for child pornography over the Internet carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Dissecting an $11.9M Affiliate Marketing Judgment

The Federal Trade Commission scored another major win in early October when the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling, requiring LeadClick Media LLC to pay an $11.9 million award. The... More »

Legal Protection for Amateur Shoots

Any adult industry professional who creates video content with actual first-time amateurs will come to an early knowledge that later performer regret is commonplace. Recognized performers who regularly... More »

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!