AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police have uncovered huge caches of child pornography on "hidden" websites, including four based in the United States, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
The discovery was made as part of the far-reaching investigation into a suspected pedophile identified only as Robert M. who was arrested in Amsterdam last year. He is accused of abusing dozens of young children while he worked in at least two Amsterdam preschools.
The Dutch police's National Investigations Office said in a statement it had managed to infiltrate several "hidden services" sites internationally where users can surf the internet and communicate anonymously.
There, they found some 220,000 child pornography photos and videos.
Four of the websites were housed on two servers based in the United States. Investigators managed to break into them and access the images as well as online chats that included identifying details of users of the sites. The details are being turned over to the FBI, prosecutors said.
Prosecution spokesman Wim de Bruin said no arrests have yet been made as a result of the discovery.
Prosecutors said they saved the images as evidence before deleting them from the servers.
One of the hidden sites police discovered was called "Violent Desires."
"As well as child pornography, it contained a discussion forum that included chats about abducting, abusing and killing children," prosecutors said.
They also gained access as visitors to 11 sites containing child pornography, where they posted police warning signs in a move designed to scare off people accessing the sites
Robert M. was arrested last December and his computers seized. Prosecutors say he has confessed to dozens of sex crimes inflicted on boys and girls aged under four years.
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OBVIOUSLY I think all the sick bastards behind these CP sites, ESPECIALLY the ones who raped children, should be locked away for life or sentenced to death without trial, but that's just me.
I've heard stories about a forum in the Deep Web where the lowest scum of the earth have discussed plans on abducting, raping and murdering children in EXTREMELY graphic, concise, clerical detail. I've even seen a couple of screenshots of said discussions on a forum that I lurk. I will link you to two threads that will explain exactly what the Deep Web is. I should let you know, though... You should read extremely carefully. But according to these threads, the Deep Web has some extremely dangerous websites of this nature, where there are pedophiles, rapists, murderers, gangbangers, etc. all over the place having extremely horrific discussions about some REALLY evil things.
As is standard form, if you're not over the age of 18 or are easily disturbed or angered, you shouldn't click the links. While there are no gory or illegal screenshots anywhere within the links, there ARE some screenshots depicting extremely disgusting and horrific conversations and articles that will make you lose faith in humanity and possibly whatever religion, if any, you believe in.