Croatian police are analyzing the contents of more than 50 digital devices seized from the eight individuals suspected of involvement in child pornography. The investigation aims to determine the extent of their criminal activities, including whether they shared photos involving child abuse and how they obtained them. As of now, there are eight suspects, with one of them already arrested as part of an international operation called “Mosaic,” which resulted in the rescue of a child from the hands of Croatian pedophiles.
While the Croatian police have been quite closed off to the public regarding this part of their investigation, their counterparts in Slovenia have provided more details about their own related arrests. Eight Slovenian citizens have been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing children and minors via the Internet. The suspects are from different cities in Slovenia, but it has not yet been determined whether they were connected to each other.
The suspects are believed to have accessed links on the darknet, where the names indicated the content of sexual abuse of children, and used virtual Internet connections such as VPN to conceal their actions and identities. Several Slovenian citizens are said to have obtained material depicting sexual abuse of children. These suspects accessed the Internet from different locations and made payments for the disputed material using cryptocurrency.
In another related operation in Montenegro, three individuals were arrested for child pornography. The Montenegrin police carried out the “Temid” operation, primarily aimed at identifying minors who take photos and create videos of pornographic content, either for fun or for the purpose of further distribution. The goal of this activity was to protect minors and prevent the exchange or distribution of material created in this way.