Vast International Child-Porn Network Uncovered

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.


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