A 70-year-old man from Denmark has recently been charged for allegedly ordering the sexual abuse of 346 children from third-world countries.
The unnamed Danish man, who lived in the Copenhagen suburb of Brøndy, reportedly issued real-time commands over the internet as child rape and sex abuses were livestreamed to his computer at home. Reports have indicated that the victims were predominantly from the Philippines. The suspected pedophile was arrested this month and the hearings are scheduled to begin on February 28, according to The Local.
The horrific abusive acts were detailed in the 119-page indictment, depicting how he paid around 280 kroner ($40) to have the children abused. In some cases, the parents were paid to molest their own children.
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One incident cited the case of a three-year-old girl who was allegedly ordered to perform oral sex on a five-year-old girl. In another, a mother was coaxed into sexually abusing her own four-year-old daughter for $35.
Local authorities consider it to be the world’s biggest on-demand sexual assault case ever committed online.
“As far as I know we’ve never had a case in the whole world in which one person is charged with so many assaults,” Flemming Kjærside of the Danish National Police’s Cyber Crime Centre was quoted as saying.
A similar case was reported back in March 2015 where ten people were arrested for ordering a number of rapes and assaults on Filipino children. However, nine of the suspects were released immediately due to lack of evidence, according to RT
Meanwhile, in a separate case, another Danish man was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his own online involvement in the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines back in 2014.