Eleven people have been arrested by Germany police on suspicion of sexually abusing at least three boys and sharing the media online after police broke up a child pornography ring.
The boys ages 5, 10 and 12 close relatives including one set of parents and uncle were among those arrested, the police said at a press conference
The suspects were identified from a video recovered from professionally encrypted hard drives that they seized and still working to unlock, the authorities said.
Joachim Poll, head of the investigation said the recovered footage showed shocking Abuse over “several hours” of the two younger guys by four men.
You can’t imagine it. These men, if you can call them that, acted maliciously by encrypting all their discussions on their cell phones.”
He also revealed that more than 500 terabytes of child pornography was encrypted by a 27-year-old information technology technician and he is the main suspect.
They believe many of the images were filmed on a countryside property owned by the main suspect’s mother which was also arrested for abetting the crime.