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Ottawa, Oct 16 (Canadian-Media): 'Welcome To Video', one of the first websites to monetize child pornography using bitcoin containing over 250,000 child pornographic unique videos was taken offline in March 2018, U.S. Justice Department said.
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As part of a global criminal investigation Canadians are among the 338 people charged into a child pornography website.
Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as one of the largest child pornography operations they had encountered to date.
The site's operator, a South Korean named Jong Woo-son, and 337 users in 12 different countries including the U.S., the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Brazil and Australia were arrested and charged by the Law enforcement authorities.
As a result of the investigation at least 23 underage victims in the U.S., Britain and Spain who have been rescued. Identification of several children is still in the process.
'Welcome To Video' allows users to hide their identities during financial transactions.