Reuters: Australian police crack global paedophile ring

Australian police said on Wednesday they had infiltrated a network of international paedophiles, culminating in raids and arrests in Australia, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Operation Achilles, which was co-ordinated by the FBI in the United States, began in January 2006 and ended on February 29, 2008, with police staging raids around the world.

Australian police said the international covert operation uncovered 2,500 "customers" in 19 countries and thousands of computers, videos and photographs were seized. In a large number of cases, more than a million files and pictures were found.