More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’
Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children, including toddlers and infants.
More than 7,300 Bitcoin transactions worth over $730,000 took place on the website between June 2015 and March 2018, when US authorities shut it down. John Fort, who heads the IRS criminal investigations unit, said that “the scale of this crime is eye-popping and sickening.”