76 Americans busted in massive global child porn ring

76 Americans busted in massive global child porn ring

A sweeping child pornography investigation has led to the rescue of 386 young children around the world and the arrest of 348 people, among them nearly 80 American nationals.

Canadian police described the Project Spade operation as one of the largest child porn busts they’ve ever seen.

‘It is alleged that officers seized hundreds of thousands of videos detailing horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst that they have ever viewed,’ Toronto Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins said.

Police said 108 people were arrested in Canada, 76 in the U.S and 164 in countries from Spain to South Africa and Australia. Forty school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, and more than 30 people who volunteered with kids were among those taken into custody.

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The list of suspects also includes nine clergymen, six police officers and three foster parents.

Police said the children were ‘rescued from child exploitation’ but did not give more details.

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