20/10/2017 | 3PM
Civil police agents in 17 states imprisoned 97 people this morning (Oct. 20) during mega-operation Light of Childhood, against child abuse. The arrests were carried out in flagrante delicto, as a result of the 92 search and seizure orders served in 24 states and the Federal District.
The individuals are suspected of disseminated child pornography online. In some cases, the perpetrators were also responsible for producing the material.
The crackdown is regarded as one of the world's largest operation against child abuse, and has engaged 1.1 thousand police. The investigation lasted six months. Intelligence directors at the National Public Security Secretariat worked in cooperation with the US Embassy.
Font: Agência Brasil