Project Spade, massive international child p_rn bust centred on Toronto, nets 348 arrests in ‘horrific sexual acts’, Turlock Couple Who Ran Daycare Accused Of Child P_rnography, Recording Children
November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Project Spade, massive international child p_rn bust centred on Toronto, nets 348 arrests in ‘horrific sexual acts’, Turlock Couple Who Ran Daycare Accused Of Child P_rnography, Recording Children
Project Spade, massive international child porn bust centred on Toronto, nets 348 arrests in ‘horrific sexual acts’
Diana Mehta, Canadian Press 14/11/13
TORONTO — At least 386 children have been rescued from sexual exploitation and hundreds of suspects arrested in a sweeping child pornography investigation that began with a Toronto man, police revealed Thursday.
“It’s a first for the magnitude of the victims saved,” said Insp Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, of the force’s Sex Crimes Unit. “The amount of arrests internationally, also a first.”
At least 348 people were arrested around the world as part of Project Spade, including 50 in Ontario and 58 from other parts of Canada….
School teachers, doctors, nurses, pastors and foster parents are among those facing charges in the wide-ranging operation that can be traced back to a business operating out of Toronto’s west end, police said.
“Its success has been extraordinary,” Beaven-Desjardins said of the investigation which spanned more than 50 countries….
Police allege Brian Way, 42, had been running an “exploitation movie, production and distribution company” called Azov Films since 2005, and had made more than $4-million from the business….
Through his company, the man would allegedly contract people to create child porn videos involving kids, largely boys, between the ages of five and 12. Many of those videos were allegedly shot in Ukraine and Romania in apartments, dingy saunas and backyards.
Police allege the videos were then distributed from Toronto — through the mail and the Internet — to customers around the world….
Police say the sheer amount of images and videos seized in their investigation — 45 terabytes worth — was staggering….
“Officers located hundreds of thousands of images and videos detailing horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst that they have ever viewed.”
Turlock Couple Who Ran Daycare Accused Of Child Pornography, Recording Children November 13, 2013
TURLOCK (CBS13) — A couple who ran a Turlock daycare is accused of possessing child porn, and the wife is accused of secretly recording children.
Investigators are looking for children who were in the Ceres home of Angele and Adam Henry.
Adam Henry was arrested by Ceres Police in September, but on Wednesday, the FBI came knocking. He’s accused of receiving and distributing child pornography.
His wife Angele Henry was also arrested for child pornography, as well as allegedly using a hidden camera to record an “underage person’s body in a private room.”
The couple’s Burman Drive home is listed on Angie’s List as not just a home, but the Turlock Early Enrichment Center.
Adam Henry Criminal Complaint