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Las Palmas arrest as police detect child pornography ring 

National Police have arrested 24 people and accused eight others of sharing child pornography through the social network Facebook and the Skype portal.

One of those arrested in Alicante is an evangelist pastor who claimed to have the files to “help those who had those inclinations” and a monitor of a teenage girls’ dining room who was arrested in Madrid.

Of the 24 arrests, one was made in the Canary Islands, specifically in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.

The investigations began after receiving the sites contacted the police about several people who exchanged this type of files. They were identified and checked and subsequent searches of their homes revealed thousands of files, videos and photographs relating to minors as victims of sexual abuse.

Among the three detainees in the province of Alicante was a British citizen whose home was still unknown due to the security measures he took. After months of investigation, he was arrested in Torrevieja, where he was in possession of thousands of files relating to sexual abuse of great severity.

In the province of Barcelona, a citizen of Ghana was arrested who distributed images of black girls and another of Pakistani origin who focused on gay-type child pornography.

In Mallorca, a 60-year-old man was arrested after using a false profile in the social network to attract young girls.