British and US authorities have announced the dismantling of a website promoting child sexual exploitation, which was selling footage of sexual abuse of child victims and 337 arrests in 38 countries. Following the dismantling of the site, which was described as “unparalleled”, its South Korean director was charged in the United States.
The arrests were linked to “Welcome to Video”, which was one of the first sites to offer to sell “disgusting videos” using bitcoin, according to a statement from the British Anti-Organised Crime Authority.
The U.S. Department of Justice said the site was “the largest market for child sexual exploitation in terms of content.” It has collected 250,000 videos, many of which were not yet known, and have been downloaded more than a million times. The site was run by 23-year-old South Korean Jung Woo Sun, who was already imprisoned in his country and charged this Wednesday in the United States.
The same source said that the operation “saved at least 23 children”, living in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom, and were victims of sexual abuse by users of the site hosted by the “Dark Net”, which includes a group of encrypted and hidden networks within Part of the Internet is not accessible by traditional search engines.
British investigators discovered the site as part of an investigation into geophysicist Matthew Walder, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in 2017 to 137 offences including inciting child rape and sharing images of sexual abuse of a newborn, police said. British.
Seven men were convicted in the UNITED Kingdom and one was sentenced to 22 years in prison for raping a five-year-old boy and sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl who appeared in a video on the “Welcome to video” website.