Activists say Covid-19 lockdowns created the perfect storm for an increase in online sexual exploitation of children.
Cho Ju-bin, 24, was found guilty of running an online network that blackmailed at least 74 women, including 16 teenagers, into what authorities called "virtual enslavement" by forcing them to send increasingly degrading sexual imagery of themselves.
Rocked by accusations of sexual abuse, BSA filed for bankruptcy in February in an effort to block settlement claims from hitting the organisation directly and instead funneled them to a compensation fund.
An independent inquiry reveals thousands of cases of child sexual abuse dating as far back as 1970 were buried by the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A dedicated unit is now examining tens of thousands of child abuse and exploitation images on phones, tablets, and laptops as part of its investigations.
Those being investigated are suspected of sharing "child and youth pornographic content" including "fictitious and/or real acts of abuse" in anonymous online discussion forums and chat groups.
At least nine boys were knowingly placed with pedophiles by West Berlin officials on the advice of a scientist who was later disgraced for his views.
After the film "Hide and Seek" was seen by almost 80,000 people on YouTube, Polish archbishop Wojciech Polak called on the Vatican to "launch proceedings" into the cases in question.
Richard Huckle, a freelance photographer, was convicted in 2016 for abusing children aged from six months to 12 years. He sold images of the abuse on the dark web.
Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell appeared in an Australian court for an appeal hearing against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s.
The country's police force is being accused of the inept and insensitive handling of the case of 10-year-old Farishta, raising questions about the entire justice system.
More arrests were expected as officials in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago into a hidden "dark web" site with 63,000 users worldwide.
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