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Dutch authorities uncover child pornography on 'hidden' websites

The authorities say the discovery was sparked by an investigation into a former pre-school worker suspected of abusing young children.

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Image: AP Photo/Aaron Favila/PA

DUTCH POLICE say they have uncovered huge caches of child pornography on “hidden” websites, including four based in the United States.

The discovery was made as part of the far-reaching investigation into a suspected paedophile identified only as Robert M who was arrested in Amsterdam last year. He is accused of abusing dozens of young children while he worked in at least two Amsterdam pre-schools.

The Dutch police’s National Investigations Office said in a statement today that it had managed to infiltrate several “hidden services” sites internationally where users can surf the internet and communicate anonymously.

There, they found some 220,000 child pornography photos and videos.

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