Wednesday, December 30, 2020 – 14:58
The National Police have detained 34 minors for distributing child pornographic material through the social network. Seven lack criminal responsibility as they are under 14 years of age. All have passed to the disposition of the Juvenile Prosecutor
The National Police has detained 34 minors accused of sharing child pornographic material on Instagram in recent months. In addition, there are seven boys who do not have criminal responsibility as they are under 14 years old. Everyone they released unpleasant images of three sexual assaults on children and babies filmed outside Spain and they assure that they did it for fun without knowing the criminal horizon they faced for the possession and distribution of the images.
Among the officials of the Group III for the Protection of Minors of the Central Cybercrime Unit of the Police who have carried out the operation Code perplexity reigns. They had never seen such disgusting images even though they took years infiltrated in this sordid world of pedarasts and pedophiles. “One of the videos they shared was the sexual assault on a five-month-old baby and the boys were not aware of the horror of that act. In the end it was a real boy who has suffered that at one point in his life and the kids they could not see the extreme gravity of the images, “explains one of the police officers who has led the investigation since the beginning of the year. “It is true that we are used to seeing very disgusting material every day, but in this case it has been very unpleasant due to the age of the child who starred in it,” he emphasizes.
When one of the detained minors was asked why he disseminated the videos, he responded with laughter. He assures that he did it as a “joke” while he was out on the internet without any surveillance, without any filter. The minors declared that they received the images by WhatsApp groups and then they viralized them on Instagram. “They are kids who are in a violent WhatsApp group where a lot of images of rapes, murders, beheadings arrive, “explains the official.” They are groups made up of many people and where friends put friends and so there are dozens of minors who do not know each other and the purpose of the group is to spread sexual assaults , homicides and the most egregious thing they can find. At least 45 boys published these videos on the Instagram messaging platform “, highlights the agent of Group III for the Protection of Minors.
The investigation began when Spanish agents received various information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Minors (NCMEC) in the United States, for the alleged commission of various crimes of prostitution and corruption of minors. In the aforementioned operative information, the alleged commission of criminal acts through a social network, committed by users in our country.
It was the social network itself that denounced through NCMEC that several of the users of its application in Spain had shared unequivocal audiovisual material of child sexual exploitation. Of the total number of complaints analyzed, 51 people related to these events were identified. Of them, 45 were minors and, of these, seven were unimpeachable and the youngest is 11 years old.
The subsequent investigations were finally settled with the location and arrest of 40 people -34 of them minors- in the provinces of Alicante (2), Barcelona (8), Valencia (3), Vizcaya (3), Lava, Cordoba, Cdiz, Madrid (7), Tenerife (2), Malaga, Murcia (2), Asturias (3), Guipzcoa, Seville (3), Gran Canaria and Zaragoza.
“Parents have been left speechless when we have detained their children,” says the Police. “They do not know what to say, since they do not expect that, they are normal kids who go to high school and have a normal life and they do not expect that at night in the morning the police will enter their houses or summon them to tell them what their son has done “, emphasizes the Police that explains that all the minors have passed to the disposition of the Juvenile Prosecutor.
The National Police warns users of any social network of the importance of do not share or store this type of sexual images and videos featuring minors, since it would be incurring in the commission of a crime. In case of locating this type of illegal content, it is advisable to report it on the social network itself or make it known to the National Police.
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