Police Busts Alleged Child Sex Ring In Germany
Police in Germany has revealed a major child sex ring being run out of an allotment house in the north of the country.
A gang of men took their young relatives to the property, near the city of Munster, where they were abused for hours while being filmed.
Police further uncovered at least three victims who are aged five, 10, and 12, amid thousands of hours of footage but say they are sure that more will be identified in time.
Eleven people have been arrested so far, including an IT specialist named Adrian V, 27, along with his mother, 45-year-old Carina V.
According to the police, Adrian has two former convictions for child pornography, ran the sex ring out of the allotment house, which was owned by mother Carina.
Carina, a kindergarten teacher, had allowed Adrian to use the property, knowing that he intended to abuse children there as reported by Daily Mail.
Officers alleged that the property was equipped inside and out with security cameras so the abuse could be recorded.
Adrian used the property to abuse a ten-year-old relative, then uploaded footage of the abuse to the Darkweb to establish a ring of sex abusers spanning five states, some of whom would travel to the property to carry out the abuse themselves.
The other alleged victims include the five-year-old biological son of one of the suspects and the 12-year-old nephew of a second suspect.
Police were led to the ring after they began watching Adrian in 2018, who had child pornography convictions from 2016 and 2017, both of which led to him being on probation.
After tracing an IP address sharing abusive content to a farmhouse he owned, officers searched one of his properties in early 2019 and uncovered a laptop.
However, the device was encrypted in a highly professional manner and took investigators until May this year to crack.