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In late November 2016, Norwegian police made public the arrests of a number of individuals involved in an international pedophile ring, including law enforcement officials, politicians and businesspeople. Major Western media outlets quickly published stories on the arrests – but they have since been removed.
The police operation, dubbed ‘Dark Room’, is thought to be one of the largest child sexual abuse cases in Norway’s history. In all, 150 terabytes of data, including photos, videos and online chat records, were seized. Norwegian news site The Local reports that Hilde Reikras, the head of the operation, said the material depicted “abuse of children of all ages, including infants,” and that some of the accused livestreamed their abuse online and performed atrocities with their own children.
Norwegian police have filed charges against 51 people suspected of various kinds of abuse of children including babies. Even the future abuse of yet unborn children was discussed in the country’s largest ever pedophile ring.
A total of 150 terabytes of data, including photos, videos and chat transcripts was seized in an operation codenamed “Dark Room,” which was the largest operation of its kind carried out in Norway. The seized data shows, among other things, toddlers being penetrated, children being tied up, children having sex with animals and children having sex with other children.
“In total, there were 51 people involved in multiple networks with branches throughout the country and even overseas. A large number of images, movies and chat logs have been seized and analyzed. Over the course of the operation, we found serious cases of abuse against children of all ages, even infants,” Hilde Reikrås, who was responsible for operation Dark Room, told Norwegian national broadcaster NRK.