German police said Sept. 29 they had broken up an international child pornography network that exchanged pedophile images on the Internet and sexually abused children. Police raided the homes and workplaces of 121 suspected members of the German-language porn network across Germany on Sept. 29, arresting nine of its suspected leaders. Authorities in Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Canada and the United States simultaneously carried out raids on 15 further suspected members. Austrian police said at a news conference in Vienna that 22 people worldwide had been arrested. Members of the network had abused their own children or those of their partners and friends, police said. (Reuters)

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