German police smash darknet child porn network with ‘400,000 members’

The platform had existed since 2019 and was set up for the worldwide exchange of child pornography. – EPA pic, May 3, 2021.

GERMAN police had today shut down “one of the biggest darknet child pornography platforms in the world” and arrested four of its members in a series of raids in mid-April.

The platform, Boystown, had existed since 2019, counted over 400,000 members and was “set up for the worldwide exchange of child pornography”, federal police said in a statement. 

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