BOSTON (AP) -- August 5, 2012
A child pornography investigation that began in Massachusetts has led to the arrests of 43 men in seven countries and identified more than 140 child victims.
Those arrested include a children's puppeteer in Florida, a hotel manager in Massachusetts and a day care worker in the Netherlands.
A stuffed toy bunny helped investigators crack the case.
The bunny had been seen in a photo of a distraught 18-month-old boy. Investigators have discovered that the bunny was a character in a children's book popular in the Netherlands.
From there, they zeroed in on Robert Mikelsons of Amsterdam. He has confessed to molesting more than 80 children.