Police around the world have taken down a global child abuse ring with links to over 40 countries through a Belgian investigation supported by Europol.4 suspects have been convicted today by a Belgian court.
This case was sparked by the Belgian East Flanders Federal Judicial Police(Federale Gerechtelijke Politie Oost-Vlaanderen)after more than 9 million pictures and videos of the abuse of thousands of children from around the world were found there during a house search.
这一案件是由比利时东佛兰德联邦司法警察(Federale gerechttelijke Politie Oost-Vlaanderen)发起的，此前在那里进行的一次住宅搜查中发现了900多万张虐待世界各地数千名儿童的图片和视频
The vast majority of this footage had never been seen in circulation before by law enforcement.Suspecting they were producing their own,the Belgian investigators launched Operation GARGAMEL together with Europol across Europe and beyond.The image and video data seized during this investigation has been used for Victim Identification Task Forces hosted by Europol through which 70 children and 30 suspects have been identified.The Belgian Federal Judicial Police succeeded in identifying 60 suspects(of which 24 in Belgium)and 40 victims,which brings the actual total to 90 suspects and 110 victims.
这段录像的绝大部分以前从未被执法部门发布过。比利时调查人员怀疑他们在生产自己的产品，于是与欧洲刑警组织一起在欧洲及其他地区发起了 GARGAMEL 行动。在这次调查中查获的图像和视频数据被用于欧洲刑警组织主持的受害者识别工作队，通过该工作队已查明70名儿童和30名嫌疑人。比利时联邦司法警察成功地查明了60名嫌疑犯(其中24名在比利时)和40名受害者，使实际总数达到90名嫌疑犯和110名受害者
Some suspects have already appeared before court in a number of other countries.In Australia,a suspect was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
More arrests and rescues are expected globally as police in over 40 countries examine the intelligence packages compiled by Europol and information from the Belgian Federal Judicial Police.