Last updated on October 17, 2019
Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) stated the”Welcome to Video” website comprised 250,000 movies that were downloaded a million times by consumers throughout the world.
“The site monetized the sexual abuse of kids and has been among the very first to provide sickening movies available with all the cryptocurrency bitcoin,” that the NCA said in a statement.
The investigations also included the South Korean National Police and also Germany’s Federal Criminal Police.
In Washington, the US Department of Justice stated individually the website operated” the most significant child sexual abuse marketplace by volume of articles” as it had been removed.
“Welcome to Video” worked on the so-called”dark web”, which may only be retrieved by particular software and is broadly utilized to visitors different illegal content and goods.
The NCA said seven guys have been convicted in Britain because the very first defendant was detained in 2017.
1 guy”was detained for 22 years for raping a five-year-old boy appearing Welcome To Video sexually abusing a three-year-old girl” The alliance between international law enforcement agencies had been triggered by the British research into a British scientist for child sex offenses, according to the NCA, which deals with serious and organized crime, in addition to cybercrime.
Matthew Falder has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2017 after acknowledging 137 counts of online misuse, including the reinforcement of child rape as well as the misuse of an infant.
The US Justice Department indicted the website’s alleged operator identified as 23-year-old South Korean federal Jong-Woo Son — on nine counts.
“Dark internet websites which benefit from the sexual abuse of children are among the most vile and reprehensible types of criminal behavior,” said US Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski.