Child porn ar­rests save girls from abuse

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A res­i­dent of Santa Pola is one of four sus­pects ar­rested by the Na­tional Po­lice for ex­chang­ing child pornog­ra­phy on the in­ter­net.

The man in Santa Pola not only had porno­graphic files of chil­dren but was also in con­tact with sev­eral un­der­age girls, noted a force spokesman.

“Thanks to the rapid in­ter­ven­tion of the of­fi­cers he was ar­rested, pre­vent­ing th­ese chil­dren from be­ing sex­u­ally abused,” he said.

The other sus­pects were a man in Ses­tao (Viz­caya), who had a large num­ber of child porn files on a phone he kept se­cret from his fam­ily, and two in Madrid.

One of them had se­cretly filmed his young sis­ter naked and his part­ner’s rel­a­tives (in­clud­ing mi­nors) at their home and shared the files. By Nuria Pérez A TO­TAL of five peo­ple were killed and 10 in­jured in a pile-up on the A-7 mo­tor­way on Mon­day evening at San­gonera la Seca near Mur­cia city.

The driver of the HGV which ploughed into the slow­mov­ing traf­fic was ar­rested by Guardia Civil af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for co­caine and charged with five counts of man­slaugh­ter.

The smash oc­curred at 18.30 at a sharp bend with re­duced vis­i­bil­ity near the exit to La Paz res­tau­rant.

Two 40-tonne lor­ries, nine cars and two vans were in­volved in the pile-up.

Ac­cord­ing to the emer­gency ser­vices, one of the HGVs and the cars had stopped due to heavy traf­fic on the way to Mur­cia city.

Speed on that stretch of road is lim­ited to 100km/h and it is un­clear whether the lorry which struck them was break­ing the speed limit.

The ve­hi­cles of the vic­tims were shunted to­wards the other lane and even off the mo­tor­way.

The de­ceased are three women and two men who were trav­el­ling in two cars.

Their ve­hi­cles were crushed by the HGV and emer­gency ser­vices re­ported that they died in­stantly.

Four of them are mem­bers of the same fam­ily from Elche – a fa­ther, his sis­ter-in­law, crime against pro­tected species and il­le­gal trad­ing.

The sculp­tures were made with tusks of African ele­phants.

Ele­phants are a pro­tected species and the ivory trade is banned around the world through the CITES agree­ment. his 14-year-old daugh­ter and 16-year-old nephew.

They were on their way back home from Almería with their rel­a­tives, who were trav­el­ling in an­other car.

Seven peo­ple – in­clud­ing three teenagers - were in­jured and taken to sev­eral hospi­tals in Mur­cia city.

One of them, a 17-year-old girl suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries.

An­other three peo­ple suf­fered light in­juries and were treated at the scene by the emer­gency ser­vices and al­lowed to re­turn to their homes.

The lorry driver who smashed into the ve­hi­cles was not in­jured.

The pieces are Asian-style sculp­tures and chess pieces, with some of th­ese val­ued at thou­sands of eu­ros on the black mar­ket.

Ebony is a pro­tected hard­wood which is of great or­na­men­tal value.

He was bailed by a judge af­ter be­ing charged.

The court has de­clared the in­ves­ti­ga­tion sub­ju­dice.

A to­tal of 12 am­bu­lances, 19 fire fight­ers, lo­cal po­lice and Guardia Civil of­fi­cers worked at the site of the ac­ci­dent for sev­eral hours.

Most of the vic­tims were trapped in the cars and fire fight­ers had to cut them out of their ve­hi­cles.

The mo­tor­way was closed to traf­fic un­til 06.00 on Tues­day and the Guardia Civil ad­vised driv­ers to use al­ter­na­tive roads. Traf­fic was di­verted along a ser­vice road but the traf­fic jam reached Al­hama de Mur­cia.

The crash scene on Mon­day evening

The arte­facts were put on show by the Guardia Civil

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