Costa Rican detained in fallout from European child porn ring

Judicial agents here detained a man in Ciudad Quesada San Carlos Tuesday morning because he appears to have been involved with a child pornography ring that was dismembered in London and Bellorussia.

Agents also conducted searches in Liberia, Puntarenas, San Carlos, Cartago and Pavas, although the exact purpose of these actions could not be determined.

The Judicial Investigating Organization said that the European ring had a system of images connected to a Web page where
those interested in viewing child porn could pay money and access the site.

Agents said that the credit card of the 51-year-old man showed up during the European investigations. Judicial agents may have the numbers of other local credit cards.

The Judicial police said that the man was being investigated for distributing pornography, although the crime appears to be possession of child porn. The judicial organization said that there might be more arrests.

Agents confiscated computers, compact discs and other electronic devices during the arrest, they said.

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