German police have arrested three man, while another one was held in Paraguay, in connection with one of the biggest pornographic online networks, containing pictures of young men.
German officials said that the Boystown paedophile platform was immediately removed from the dark net. They confirmed that it had over 400,000 registered followers, while some of the images displayed sexual abuses on young boys.
Investigations on the network were led by German federal officers with security agencies of The Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, the United States and Canada.
Europol said that it is analysing the information, more arrests are expected and operations are in hand to free boys who were being held against their will. Various chat sites of paedophiles were dismantled in connection with the operation.