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German police rescue four-year-old girl after seeing her in child abuse video on the ‘dark net’

October 10, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
German police rescue four-year-old girl after seeing her in child abuse video on the ‘dark net’

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German authorities have arrested a suspect after police released photos of a four-year-old girl who was seen in a sickening child abuse videos on the Darkweb.

The girl’s mother and grandparents notified police hours after German authorities took the unprecedented step of sharing images of the young victim with the public in a last-ditch effort to identify her.

Authorities said the girl was subjected to “horrific sexual abuse” between October last year and July this year.

Police said the videos and images of the girl being abused were first discovered in July and assume the exploitation had begun in October last year

German officials requested assistance in finding the young girl after she was seen in child abuse videos discovered on the “darknet.”

National investigators from the Federal Criminal Police Office worked with the Central Office for Combating Internet Crime and the Prosecutors Office of Frankfurt to track down a suspect hours after releasing the photos.

Officials said the vile videos and pictures of the girl being assaulted were first posted by her tormentor in July, The Mirror in the UK reported.

Germsan authorities rescued the girl hours after releasing photos t the public

German law enforcement officials believed that the abuse was still ongoing because the child was thought to still be in the custody of her abuser.

“(The man arrested) is a German citizen and is being questioned,” said German Chief prosecutor Georg Ungefuk from the Central Office for Combating Cyber Crime.

“She is now in the care of child psychiatrists,” Ungefuk added.

He said in releasing the photos: “This was the last measure to identify the perpetrator. We only fell back on this as all other possibilities have not led to finding out who she is.

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