Man arrested for allegedly hacking into home security cameras of more than 70 families worldwide to steal over 1,000 pictures of naked children

Man arrested for allegedly hacking into home security cameras of more than 70 families worldwide to steal over 1,000 pictures of naked children



A man has been arrested on suspicion of hacking the home security cameras of more than 70 families around the world and obtaining more than 1,000 images of naked children.


Police say the alleged paedophile who is British, was arrested in Spain.


He worked as a babysitter and private tutor, but also sold child porn on the dark web using Bitcoins and was accused of sexually harassing nearly a dozen minors he filmed naked in video chats before threatening them.


He was arrested by Spanish police in Benidorm following a tip-off from colleagues in Queensland in Australia.


Police discovered his real identity after breaking through tight cyber security he had established.


He obtained explicit footage by hacking families' IP indoor home security cameras including that of children based in Britain as well as the US, Canada and Brazil.


The suspect's age has not yet been revealed although police say he was known to the authorities after being arrested as a minor for committing child porn offences.


A spokesman for Spain's National Police confirmed: 'Officers have arrested an alleged paedophile in Benidorm who had managed to access the home security cameras of more than 70 families in different countries around the world and obtained more than 1,000 videos of naked children.


'He also allegedly sexually harassed at least 11 minors he filmed naked and sometimes threatened after they accessed video chats.

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