Croatian police are currently conducting a detailed investigation into more than 50 digital devices seized from eight child pornography suspects. The aim of the investigation is to determine the number of crimes committed, whether the suspects shared photos with child pornography and how they obtained them. One of the suspects was arrested, and a child was saved from Croatian pedophiles in an international operation called “Mosaic.”
However, not much information has been released by Croatian authorities about the investigation. In contrast, their counterparts in Slovenia have revealed more details about an operation that led to the arrest of eight Slovenian citizens on suspicion of sexually abusing children and minors over the internet. The suspects were accused of multiple crimes involving exhibiting, producing, possessing and forwarding pornographic material depicting the sexual abuse of minors, which is illegal in Slovenia and carries a sentence of six months to eight years in prison.
The suspects used various methods to access dark web links and unsecured public internet access to obtain and distribute child pornography. They also used cryptocurrencies to make purchases, concealing their actions and identities. The investigation involves analyzing digital devices and gathering evidence to prosecute suspects for their crimes.
Meanwhile, in Montenegro, three people were arrested for child pornography as part of the “Mosaic” campaign. The Montenegrin police implemented an operation called “Temid,” primarily aimed at protecting minors and preventing the exchange or distribution of pornographic material depicting minors.
Overall, this international effort highlights the importance of cooperation between law enforcement agencies in combating online child sexual abuse. While progress has been made in identifying and prosecuting offenders, there is still much work to be done to prevent these heinous crimes from occurring in the first place.