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    US, South Korean Authorities Say They Broke Up Large Market for Child Pornography

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    According to authorities, at least 23 minors were rescued in the US, UK and Spain who had been actively abused by the website's users.

    The US and South Korean authorities said they broke up one of the world’s largest markets for child pornography.

    On Wednesday, US law enforcement officials said that 338 people around the globe were charged as part of an investigation of a child pornography website that sold video content using bitcoins.

    According to an indictment unsealed by the US, 23-year-old Jong Woo Son operated a Darknet market that accepted bitcoin cryptocurrency and sold over one million sexually explicit videos featuring children. He was charged in August 2018 but the indictment against him was not disclosed while the investigation was in process.  

    At least 23 minors were rescued in the US, UK and Spain who had been actively abused by the site's users, according to authorities. 

    The dark web is an encrypted and anonymised version of the internet which can be accessed through anonymity networks. 

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