09-22-2004, 09:10 PM #1Former Member
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Major Child Porn Bust in Canada Today (Sep 22)
A Burnaby man is facing charges after border agents intercepted a stash of DVDs and videos depicting child pornography in a package sent from southeast Asia.
Burnaby RCMP say the contraband was discovered in a shipment supposedly carrying quilts, but concealed at the bottom of the box was a large number of videos.
Police confirmed that a 54-year-old Burnaby man was the intended recipient, and their investigation led to more materials stashed in a rented locker.
The videos show girls from seven to 17 years old in sexual acts. Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Pierre Lemaitre calls the contents "loathsome and unspeakable."
Police are working with a worldwide team fighting child exploitation to try to identify dozens of abuse victims from the tapes, probably from the Philippines and Thailand. They admit it's a monumental task.
"Yesterday there was a major news release from a U.S. law enforcement agency about 400 search warrants being executed in Switzerland in regards to child pornography," said Lemaitre.
"So, again, it's a global problem. And with the so-called information superhighway, it's quite a job to track it down."