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20 arrested in child porn probe

October 27, 2011

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 7:32

Bulgarian police have arrested 20 men in an investigation into child pornography on the internet, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

The men, aged between 20 and 40, were arrested in and around Sofia and nine other cities across Bulgaria for the suspected distribution on the web of videos depicting the sexual assault of children.

Police confiscated computers, external hard drives, flash memory sticks and optical disks containing dozens of terabytes of child porn videos during raids on suspects' homes, the ministry said.

Under Bulgarian law, child pornography is punishable by jail sentences of up to three years but most of those convicted receive just fines.

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