An international child pornography ring spanning 30 countries centered in The Netherlands was broken up this weekÂ by law enforcement, resulting in 184 arrests and 200 children saved.
Europol Director Rob Wainwright says authorities haveÂ made arrests in Britian, the US, Australia and spain, andÂ identified an additional 486 suspects and more arrests are likely.
The break in the case came when Dutch authorities arrested the creator of the home-basedÂ Internet forum Boylover.net, which did not directly distribute child pornography, rather facilitated the exchange of images and videos between its overÂ 70,000 members from 109 countries.
Tuesday, Amir I, the forum’s creator,Â pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in Brazil. He could face up to three and a half years in prison.