Among those arrested were two police officers, a firefighter, a rabbi and a leader of the association 'Boy Scouts', said Special Agent James Haynes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Two police officers, a rabbi and a leader of the Boy Scouts are among the 71 people arrested for child pornography in an operation performed in New York broad.
The 'Caireen' operation, which included five weeks of investigations and inquiries, is the most important place in New York brought against individuals possessing, producing or distributing sexually explicit images of children, said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States.
Those arrested were 70 men, including one with a history of sexual abuse, and a woman accused of producing and distributing pornography using his own son, authorities said.
The leader of the Boy Scouts also coached a basketball team, one of the officers was police chief of the town and another person working as emergency medical personnel, according to a statement from the HSI, the DHS by the research.
During the 87 operational conducted between April 4 and May 15, 600 computers, tablets, smartphones and USB sticks with tens of thousands of explicit pornographic images and videos of children were abducted.
James Hayes, special agent in charge of investigations of the Department of Homeland Security agent, described the number of suspects and their occupations as "disturbing". "We can not think that the unemployed homeless are the only people who are engaged in this," he said.
traslation: Belén Zapata