Man, 21, ar­rested in ho­tel

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Of­fi­cers of the Greek Po­lice’s Cy­ber Crime Unit yesterday were ques­tion­ing a 21-year-old man on charges of pos­sess­ing and dis­tribut­ing child pornog­ra­phy. The 21-year-old was ar­rested at a ho­tel in Ilia in the Pelo­pon­nese as part of a broader in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­tween the Greek force and in­ter­na­tional author­i­ties code-named Paci­fier. Europol and US author­i­ties traced web­sites with con­tent in­volv­ing chil­dren be­ing sex­u­ally abused. An anal­y­sis by Europol and the FBI yielded the de­tails of users which were for­warded to the coun­tries where they were lo­cated, in­clud­ing Greece. Greek of­fi­cers used the de­tails to con­duct a raid Wed­nes­day on the Thes­sa­loniki home of the 21-year-old, where they con­fis­cated a com­puter hard drive and a lap­top, which was said to hold a large num­ber of videos and photos of young chil­dren be­ing sex­u­ally ex­ploited. The man was not at his home at the time of the raid but was traced to a ho­tel in Ilia. He was to face a pros­e­cu­tor yesterday.

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