Skip to comments.Germany busts Elysium child sex abuse website (87,000 members)
Posted on 07/06/2017 4:16:22 PM PDT by TigerClaws
German police have busted a child sex abuse site on the dark web where images and videos were exchanged.
The secret Elysium website had 87,000 members and was launched on the internet in December, prosecutors say.
The suspected ringleader, a 39-year-old man, was arrested in the state of Hesse. The forum was also used to make appointments to abuse children.
Police seized the website's server. They found that toddlers were among the children sexually abused, reports say.
The chief suspect was arrested at his home in the Limburg-Weilburg area north of Frankfurt on 12 June.
He has been linked not only to spreading videos and images of child sex abuse but is also suspected of carrying out acts of serious sexual abuse.
What is the dark web?
Several suspected users of the site have been arrested in Germany and Austria.
Three were held in Germany and another 14 were detained in Austria, according to local reports. Prosecutors were due to give further details on Friday.
The website only appeared on the dark web at the end of last year but attracted tens of thousands in a matter of months.
Sites on the dark web are not visible through normal search engines, and while there are many legitimate uses for it, it has become a magnet for online criminal activity. Related
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German police have uncovered an underground website for child pornography with nearly 90,000 users and arrested the suspected operator of the platform, prosecutors said on Thursday.
The “Elysium” platform, built as a forum, has existed since the end of 2016 and was only accessible via the so-called Darknet, FrankfurtThe public prosecutor’s office and BKA Federal Police said in a statement.
Police had arrested several users of the website, mainly in Germany and Austria, it said. Among them was the suspected operator of the platform, a 39-year-old man living in the district of Limburg-Weilburg north of Frankfurt.
The website had more than 87,000 users and was used for the worldwide exchange of child pornography and to make appointments for the sexual abuse of children, prosecutors said.
“Among the child pornographic images and video files exchanged by the members of the platform were recordings of the most serious sexual abuse of children, including toddlers and depiction of sexual violence against children,” it said.
The suspected operator was arrested on June 12 when police raided his apartment and seized the server of the platform.
The statement did not say how many people had been arrested, adding that more details of the case would be made available at a news conference on Friday.
Hopefully they found Podesta’s fingerprints
Sick mother f@#*ers.
Are they going to arrest the 87,000 users? WTF. 87,000 users on a site that was created less than a year ago.
I want to know how CNN is involved in this horrible sex abuse website! Did they advertise on the site? Did their staff frequent the site? Of course, I’m not saying that they did, I’m just putting it out there for discussion and saying we need to ask ourselves if we can really trust CNN when they refuse to answer questions about their potential involvement in this site!
My heart breaks.
Monsters, all. There is no excuse to abuse children for your orgasms.
I’d like to try a planet without these evil people in it. We do not need them.
And I’m sure none of those 87,000 members were part of the ruling elite.
If CNN doesn’t apologize adequately for being involved in the pedo ring, they should be taken off the air and financially destroyed. Right?
I had no idea the images that Scotland Yard distributed in the case of Madalyn’s (?) disappearance.
Jesus will be coming back soon and those evil people will be thrown into the lake of fire. Maranatha.
90,000 is a lot.
Death to all pedophiles.
I find this to be incomprehensible. Just beyond belief. I am almost speechless.
Heartbreaking and infuriating. I have a 10 year old, a toddler, and an infant. Suffice it to say I would KILL anyone who touched one of my kids.
Ironically, the BBC has had a pretty poor track record itself when it comes to protecting pedophiles.
Glad to see that this is getting reported, and that at least some of the perpetrators are being caught and punished.
Exposing the darkness is part of bringing people to the light of the glory of God through the Gospel.
“Sick mother f@#*ers.
Actually they are children f@#*ers
I’ve looked with wonderment at how evil a society can get.
From the good Lord’s point of view all sinners are zombies, walking dead. It isn’t how bad the sin looks to us that matters as much as how bad it looks to God.
News flash: not even children are innocent before Him sans the accepted ministry of God’s salvation.
Has Angela Merkle requested asylum yet?
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