Saturday, 7 May 2011

FARCE - Global paedophile ring smashed

Global paedophile ring smashed

Four men have admitted running an international paedophile ring that distributed millions of indecent images and films of children to over 40 countries around the world.
Ian Frost, 35, and his partner Paul Rowlands, 34, Frost's brother Paul, 37, and 32-year-old Ian Sambridge pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to various charges of making, distributing and possessing indecent images of children.
Police said smashing the ring had resulted in 132 children in the UK being protected and safeguarded, and a number of paedophiles being taken out of positions of trust, including teachers, doctors, youth workers and police officers.
The group had been involved in the running of illegal uncensored news groups on the internet in order to circulate the images and films to 46 countries across the globe, Lincolnshire Police said.
At a briefing ahead of the court hearing, Detective Superintendent Paul Gibson of Lincolnshire Police, said officers first received intelligence from German Federal Police in November 2005 that Ian Frost was running a news service that had an association with indecent images of children.
Lincolnshire Police led the investigation, codenamed Operation Alpine, after receiving the intelligence via the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

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