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“Very grave” child pornography seized by police 

PAGE 9 Very grave child  pornography seized by police

Forty men, many of them professionals with careers as teachers, engineers and public employees, have been arrested as part of a police operation into paedophilia.

Officers said their investiga-tions were extremely complex as the network went to great lengths to cover up their activities. One man in Alicante even put a huge dish up on his roof so he could tap into the wifi of other residents and download material without being detected.

Material seized was said to be extremely grave according to the categorisation established by the Interpol Baseline project.

The arrests have taken place in different Spanish provinces; Alicante (5), Almería (1), Ávila (1), Barcelona (4), Lleida (1), Girona (1), Cáceres (1), Córdoba (2), Granada (1), Guipúzcoa (1), Madrid (10), Malaga (2), Palma de Mallorca (2), Pamplona (1), Pontevedra (1), Valencia (4) and Vizcaya (2).

At least four girls who have been victims of sexual harass-ment have been identified.

During this operation, 42 were raided throughout Spain, with police seizing numerous laptops, more than 100 hard drives, compact discs and DVDs, all featuring child pornography.

The investigation remains open.