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Thursday November 14th, 2013

Posted at 3:56pm

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A three year investigation into internet child exploitation has resulted in 341 arrests around the world — including one in Windsor.

In 2011, Toronto Police arrested a Toronto man who allegedly operated a company called www.azovfilms.com which sold and distributed child exploitation movies and images to people across the world.

Police allege that the man paid various people to film children for the purpose of creating movies for sale on his website. Over 45 terabytes of data were seized and the man’s company allegedly had made $4 million in revenues.

As part of the investigation, Windsor Police arrested a Windsor man in January 2012.

The man plead guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 14 days in jail.

Windsor Police say they weren’t able to inform the public back when the man was arrested in order to maintain the integrity of the entire provincewide investigation.

Toronto Police say 386 children have been rescued from child exploitation due to the investigation.

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