Canada Says 386 Kids Saved in Child-Porn Bust

Officials say they arrested 348 adults following a global investigation

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A Toronto-based child pornography investigation has led to the rescue of nearly 400 children and the arrest of 348 adults around the world. Canadian police are calling it one of the largest child porn busts they’ve ever seen.

Over 100 people in Canada and 76 people in the U.S. have been arrested, according to the Associated Press. Australian police say that 65 men have been arrested there, and six children had been rescued from exploitation.

“It is alleged that officers seized hundreds of thousands of videos detailing horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst that they have ever viewed,” said Toronto police Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins.

The investigation began with a Toronto man who allegedly instructed people around the world to film videos of children performing sexual acts, which he would distribute through a company he had been running since 2005.

Brian Way, 42, has been charged with 24 offenses and is currently in jail. He was also charged with leading a criminal organization, which Canadian investigators say is a first for child porn.

The investigation, according to the Associated Press, began in 2010.

[AP]

7 comments
CarolineRedbrook
CarolineRedbrook

Accused pedophiles like this sicko pedophile ring, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. (and their enablers) must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, has led numerous groups of schoolchildren on trips to Ireland, the UK and the US. He is now a fugitive from the law. Perpetrators condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure, they and their enablers must be stopped ASAP!

rewith85man
rewith85man

What is in the dark shall come to light. 

I hope that the inmates do the same to those child predators who targeted innocent children. 

MiamiNice57
MiamiNice57

Why was the investigation allowed to go on for 3 years. Isn't it absurd that more children were abused because of the time it took to bring down these individuals. 



raoullux
raoullux

@MiamiNice57 : It is not that easy. An investigation of that size does not complete in 10 days. First there is  suspicion, then maybe a surveillance. I guess it all started with that Brian Way being arrested. Then the items seized have to be evaluated, the hard disks of the computer(s) checked, probably decrypted. Then the people on the pictures have to identified, located, their implication proven beyoned doubt. If it spreads over several countries, it is even more difficult. Remember, the law enforcement stops at the border. From the outside 3 years may seem long, but from the inside they certainly were 3 years of intense and difficult work.

noremacam
noremacam

@MiamiNice57 I suspect it is one of those issues where the longer you let the investigation go, the more people you can catch.

nathanielrhamrick
nathanielrhamrick

@MiamiNice57 Yes, that's true, but we must always be glad, or joyous, and we should all celebrate on the days that children are rescued from such wicked people whom would abuse them.

I'm a Libertarian and some people say I hate government; I don't and most of us don't. I am excited over this. 
Thank God the Canadians are able to call a country which prizes children their home. Any person that does prolonging damage to a child should be severely punished.

Anna888
Anna888

@noremacam @MiamiNice57 IMO it's immoral to wait if a young child is abused. 3 years to a child is a century, especially if abused. So much psychological damage, how do you heal it?