The Cyber Crimes squad and the Lahav 443 anti-corruption unit have been hard at work arresting pedophiles this week. Over 25 suspects from across the country were collapsed upon in a joint forces investigation that took place over three months. All were arrested for possession or distribution of child pornography via the internet. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the suspects were arrested for being charged for using chat rooms and websites to distribute child pornography in Israel and abroad.
These suspects were exchanging images and videos with one another using the internet. In a public statement, Rosenfeld said "During overnight police operations in the South and Central districts, 25 suspects were arrested involved in possessing and distributing pedophile materials on the Internet, including indecent acts against minors and sexual harassment.The houses of the suspects were searched and computer materials containing sexual and pedophile content were seized." A court-issued gag order prevented police from revealing details of the investigation such as the suspects identities but Rosenfeld did reveal their computers, cellphones and other devices were confiscated for being used to download and send the disturbing images.
Rosenfeld was quite proud of the police work, "This is again an example of police operations across the country to find suspects involved in using networks in order to distribute sexual materials and endanger minors." He even gave a warning to parents, "We recommend that parents take careful steps to protect their children from the dangers that exist on the various networks and social networks."
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