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Hundreds arrested in international child porn ring

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CANADA (WKOW) – A three year investigation into an international child porn ring has finally come to an end with the arrest of hundreds of people.

‘Project Spade' started in October of 2010 when undercover officers with the Toronto Police made contact with a man online who ran a company that was shipping inappropriate pictures and videos of children around the world.

Police say the videos were recorded in Romania and Ukraine and then they were distributed all over the world.

In 2011, police shut down the man's company and seized more than 45 terabytes of data and followed the paper trail.  Over the next couple of years, nearly 350 people have been arrested around the world, including more than 70 in the United States.

The investigation also led to the freedom of hundreds of kids around the world who were being abused.

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