Police busted a major online pedophile network, making 184 arrests and rescuing 230 children worldwide, according to The New York Post. Led by Europol, the three-year investigation known as Operation Rescue made arrests in more than a dozen countries, including the United States, Canada and Australia.
The network was centered on a website, since taken down, called boylover.net hosted on a server in The Netherlands. The site was used as a meeting place for adults interested in sex with young boys.
“I can confirm that this is one of the most successful police operations in recent years in what is probably the largest online pedophile network in the world,” Europol director Rob Wainwright said.
Police have identified more than 600 suspects and expect to make more arrests in the future.