Two people were arrested, while formal proceedings were filed against two more people
Four cases of child pornography were investigated and resolved by the Electronic Crime Prosecution Division, and in particular, two people were arrested as part of an automatic procedure - criminal in nature - while a regular procedure file - criminal in nature - was filed against two more people.
In particular, in the context of actions to prevent and combat the phenomenon of child pornography and after many months of thorough online research and analysis of digital data, internet users were identified, within the Greek territory, who possessed a total of 1.874 files of child pornography suitable for distribution.
The above was brought to the attention of the Athens First Instance Prosecutor's Office and a relevant will was issued to remove the confidentiality of the communications. From the subsequent preliminary police investigation and after relevant correspondence with the internet service providers involved, the details of the individuals emerged, while their places of residence were also ascertained.
In searches carried out at their homes, between October 24 and November 7, 2022, the following were found and confiscated:
23 hard drives and
external storage medium (usb).
In particular, from the on-site investigation carried out in the digital persuasions of the first two persons, a lot of material (photos and videos) of minor pornography was found and they were arrested. With the case files, which were filed against them, they were taken to the competent prosecuting authority and referred to a regular Investigator for a main investigation.
For the other two persons, their involvement in the illegal activity was identified, but the conditions for the automatic procedure were not met. In these cases, the filed files were submitted to the competent prosecuting authority.
The seized digital testimonies will be sent to the Criminal Investigation Division for laboratory examination.
It is recalled that citizens can contact, anonymously or anonymously, the Cybercrime Prosecution Directorate, in order to provide information or to report illegal or reprehensible acts or activities carried out via the Internet, at the following contact details:
Sending e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Through twitter: @CyberAlertGR
Through the web portal (portal) of the Hellenic Police (https://portal.astynomia.gr)
Through the application for smart phones: CYBERKID