Sweden: 23 Women Convicted Of Child Pornography

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Sweden: 23 Women Convicted Of Child Pornography



STOCKHOLM -- A Swedish district court has convicted 23 women and one man of child pornography offenses in what investigators say is a unique case because of the number of female perpetrators.

The Falu District Court on Tuesday gave the women, aged between 38 and 70, conditional sentences and fined them 2,500-18,000 Swedish kronor ($380-$2,700). It also sentenced a 43-year-old man to one year in prison for aggravated child pornography.

The court said the women had received scores of sexually explicit video clips and photographs of children from the man and discussed them online with him in graphic detail.

The material showed girls and boys of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers.
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Toronto Man Charged In Global Child Porn Bust...
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Toronto man charged in huge worldwide child-porn bust
Thu Nov 14 2013 - Brian Way, 42, faces about two dozen charges as a result of a three-year investigation that included officers from Spain, Mexico, U.S., Australia and Canada.
It was an extensive investigation that spanned the globe and resulted in charges against a Toronto man who detectives allege was at the centre of one of the largest child pornography rings they say they have ever seen. Hundreds of thousand of the images found featured “horrific acts of sexual abuse — some of the worst (officers) have seen,” said Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, who heads the Toronto police’s sex crimes unit. Those images — filling 45 terabytes or a stack of paper reaching as tall as 1,500 CN Towers — have, to date, triggered 341 arrests across the globe and led to the rescue of 386 children, police allege. Officers from around the word involved in the case call it one of the largest and most geographically vast child pornography investigations in the world. About 30 of them from police forces across Ontario, Canada, the U.S., Spain, Mexico and Australia were at Toronto police headquarters for the announcement Thursday morning.

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair called its investigation – named Project Spade – an “extraordinary example of international cooperation from law enforcement.” The probe into the operation known as Azovfilms.com — and its proprietor, 42-year-old Brian Way — began in earnest in October 2010. For three years, detectives in Toronto, investigators in the United States and police overseas have been chasing the people who made the alleged child pornography, and the customers who bought it. A team of Star reporters had exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the child exploitation unit of the Toronto Police Services as they brought their three-year investigation to a conclusion. All in all, 108 were arrested in Canada and another 76 in the United States. Overseas, 164 people face criminal action.


Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, with Toronto police's Sex Crimes Unit addresses media as more than 30 police officers from around the world gather to announce the end of a 3-year child pornography investigation in Toronto Thursday.

Way faces about two dozen charges of making, possessing, distributing, exporting and selling the explicit images of boys, who range in age from toddlers to teens. The videos, police allege, were edited, packaged and sold from his west Toronto warehouse. Among his alleged Canadian clients are a Chatham hockey coach, a Toronto teacher, a priest and Scout leader in Quebec, and a retired high school principal in Nova Scotia. In the United States, police officers, educators and medical professionals were among the people arrested. Some people have pleaded guilty and are serving sentences; others remain before the courts, proclaiming their innocence. The charges against Way have not yet been proven in court, and he declined repeated requests for an interview. His lawyer, Nyron Dwyer, also declined to comment.

Azovfilms.com was a sophisticated site, police say: it had an Amazon-esque interface, where clients could peruse Top 10 lists and reviews by other customers. There was a searchable catalogue, so those who knew what they wanted could go right to the desired title. And, of course, credit-card payments were accepted. And the site also had a legal page, where customers were reassured the films were legal — “no film we sell violates Canadian or American law.” (The police must prove, and they have yet to do so, that the videos were for a sexual purpose, rather than artistic merit, in order to build a case for child exploitation.) Investigators who have seen videos seized from Way’s warehouse after his May 2011 arrest say they feature all boys, all young. Some are very young. During the raid on Way’s business and residence, police seized 1,000 pieces of evidence: computers, servers, DVD burners, a video editing suite and hundreds of movies. They also found something that widened the scope of the Project Spade investigation. They discovered Way’s customer list.

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Thu Nov 14 2013 - Star reporters granted exclusive access as police worldwide make hundreds of arrests in what is known as Project Spade.
The customers logged in from around the world: Germany. Spain. Mexico. Australia. Hundreds from Canada and the United States. They came from all walks of life; they worked as schoolteachers and newspaper editors, as police officers and doctors. What they had in common, police allege, was that they paid a Toronto man to provide them with explicit “naturist” videos of children — and, as a result, they are now caught up in what is believed to be the smashing of the largest, most extensive commercial child pornography ring ever uncovered in Canada. Among law enforcement, the investigation is known as Project Spade.

For nearly a year, a team of Star reporters was granted exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the child exploitation unit of the Toronto Police Service as they brought their three-year investigation to a conclusion on Thursday. At the centre of the ring, police allege, is Brian Way: A 42-year-old with a thin goatee and carefully groomed hair, he faces 24 charges of making, possessing, distributing, exporting and selling the explicit images of boys — who range in age from toddlers to teens — in videos that investigators say were edited, packaged and sold from his west-end Toronto warehouse.


Detective Constable Lisa Belanger led the investigation into what is believed to be the largest .most extensive commerical child pornography ring ever uncovered in Canada.

They have also laid a charge of instructing a criminal organization, the first time this has been done in relation to a child pornography investigation. It is a charge more usually associated with gangs or organized crime. “This case has really challenged people to reconsider what nudism and child modelling are,” said Toronto police Detective-Constable Lisa Belanger, who led the investigation. “It’s caused countries around the world to look at this material and ask whether it’s OK for doctors, teachers, daycare providers and hockey coaches to be buying this kind of material. Countries from South Africa to Australia, Isle of Man to Hong Kong and Spain have all said it’s not OK. I think it’s going to have ripple effects everywhere.”

The charges against Way, who is in custody, have not yet been proven in court. His lawyer, Nyron Dwyer, declined repeated requests for comment on behalf of his client. Among Way’s alleged Canadian clients are a Chatham volunteer hockey coach, a teacher in Toronto, a priest and a Boy Scout leader in Quebec, and a retired high-school principal in Nova Scotia. In the U.S., those arrested include police officers, a high-profile pediatrician, school teachers, principals and coaches and a Boy Scout leader.

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Among Way’s alleged Canadian clients are a Chatham volunteer hockey coach, a teacher in Toronto, a priest and a Boy Scout leader in Quebec, and a retired high-school principal in Nova Scotia. In the U.S., those arrested include police officers, a high-profile pediatrician, school teachers, principals and coaches and a Boy Scout leader.

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Among Way’s alleged Canadian clients are a Chatham volunteer hockey coach, a teacher in Toronto, a priest and a Boy Scout leader in Quebec, and a retired high-school principal in Nova Scotia. In the U.S., those arrested include police officers, a high-profile pediatrician, school teachers, principals and coaches and a Boy Scout leader.

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But I bet they can pass a drug test!
Pass on credit checks.
Pass a background check.
 

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