Peruvian police on Wednesday arrested 40 people, members of an international child pornography organization run from the United States and Europe, the prosecution said.
“We arrested 40 people in several regions of Peru. They are part of a group of 255 members in 17 countries,” the prosecution said in a statement.
The suspects belong to an organization called “Deep Porn,” and were exchanging sexual images of children aged 10 to 16.
According to the prosecution, the group, created in 2019, used social networks such as WhatsApp to distribute photos and videos.
Its administrators would be in Europe, the United States and Ecuador.
“The images are sold on the networks. We are in contact with foreign governments,” prosecutor Jorge Chávez, who led operations in Lima, told reporters.
He said the organization had shared more than 10,000 images of child pornography.