'Paedophile handbook' found in Spain as over 100 detained in child sex abuse crackdown

More than 100 people detained as 'paedophile handbook' is found in Spain

More than 450,000 files were found (Stock image)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

More than 100 people have been detained in Spain after being linked to a paedophile network, with a "paedophile handbook" among the discoveries made by officers.

The ages of those arrested ranged from 21 to 60 years old, sources from the police headquarters of the Civil Guard said.

More than 450,000 files were found containing child pornography and sexual abuse, according to ADN40. Some of it also included animal images.

The group detained includes people who cosumed, distributed or produced the content.

Of those detained, only three people have been imprisoned. One of the three had a document which officers described as akin to a handbook, detailing methods for contacting children without scaring them and how they could be abused without leaving marks that their parents could discover.

Ten victims seen in the files have been identified, eight were abused and two had naked photos secretly taken of them whilst they were on holiday in the Canary Islands.