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Italian police arrest 14 in child porn crackdown

world Updated: Jun 20, 2009 19:07 IST

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Italian police say they have arrested 14 people and seized some 150,000 files in a major crackdown on online child pornography.

Police in Catania, Sicily, said on Saturday they also placed 250 people under investigation across the country, describing the crackdown as the biggest such operation in Italy.

Police said some of those arrested were found in possession of material that included cruel and graphic images of violence against the children, sometimes involving animals.

Police also seized 800 computers and 40,000 CDs, DVDs and pen drives.