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International child pornography ring uncovered
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The Hague, Netherlands
The Hague, Netherlands

Massive Dutch-run child pornography ring revealed

Published on : 16 March 2011 - 4:39pm | By John Tyler (Photo: ANP)
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Almost 200 suspects have already been arrested in a large-scale international child pornography ring centred in the Netherlands.

Speaking from the Hague, Europol Director Rob Wainwright, together with law enforcement representatives from five countries, announced the round-up of the internet ring on Wednesday.

In the largest ever operation of its kind, police in 30 countries have arrested 184 suspects and identified 486 others. Mr Wainwright says more will follow in short order.

Peter Davies, Director of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, says arrests were being made yesterday and today in the UK and more are planned for tomorrow. Meanwhile, five arrests have been made in the United States and 17 in Spain. The investigation, called Operation Rescue, started three years ago.

Arresting Boylover
An important break in the case came when Dutch authorities arrested Amir Ish-Hurwitz, the brains behind the internet forum, the centre of the ring. At its peak, the forum had more than 70,000 members around the world. No child pornography was distributed on the forum itself, rather, members used the forum to facilitate individual exchanges of photos or videos online. was run from Amir Ish-Hurwitz's home in the Province of North Holland.

The 37-year-old Israeli-born Dutch citizen was arrested in 2009 for possession of child pornography and has since cooperated fully with investigators. Police have been able to trace 71,000 IP addresses, in 109 countries, from his computer. On Tuesday, Amir Ish-Hurwitz pleaded guilty in a Haarlem court to possession of child pornography, and to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo. He faces up to three and a half years in prison.

Not for the money
Europol has released some of the exchanges between members of the forum. One such text reads, “There is nothing more sexy than a boy in diapers and I thought I was the only one who had this thought.” Most of those arrested so far are suspected of child sex abuse, not the lesser offence of possessing child pornography.

Europol’s Wainwright says one unusual aspect of this internet ring, and child pornography offences in general, is that very little money changes hands. “Money is clearly not the motivating factor, unlike most other forms of organised crime.”

No connection to daycare abuser
The internet ring centered around has no connection to the Amsterdam child pornography case now pending. The Netherlands was shocked in December when Robert Mikelsons, an immigrant from Latvia, was arrested and confessed to sexually abusing dozens of children at two daycare centres where he worked, and while he was babysitting. Robert Mikelsons’ trail begins on Thursday. 


Anonymous 29 July 2014 - 12:40pm / uk

Groucho Club London Come Clean On Child Porn/Abuse

This reminds me of the MK-Ultra program, where young people in the entertainment industry are recruited from satanic families who will not protest against their own children's abuse and allow entertainment companies like Disney to exploit and mind-control them. My radio show colleague Andy Peacher and I discovered that this mind control and abuse of children was going on in England at least as far back as Elizabethan times, with many of the child actors abused as part of a program of trauma-based mind control program similar to MK-Ultra. Kate Bush seems to allude to something sinister involving the entertainment industry in her song "Experiment IV". Also, watch the UK film "Fragile". I thought it was a good horror film and gave it a "thumbs up" on Youtube until I read more about MK-Ultra and Monarch programming. I read about how many trauma-based mind control victims are compelled to identify with robots and the ghost featured in "Fragile" is like a robot. The children also watch Snow White in the film and this seems to be for triggering their programming. This stuff is real, folks. Please pay attention and protect your kids.

Timothy Spearman AKA Timothy Watson

Further articles July 2014 ref the Groucho Club 45 dean street Soho London.

Anonymous 17 May 2011 - 8:01pm / USA

I`m going to make this short. Please read these verses in the Bible:
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Leviticus 18:22
Leviticus 20:13
Mark 7:20-23

These people are detestable for what they did. But I pray they will accept God and put him first in their lives. Everyone should. I have and couldn`t be happier.

Baldy 19 March 2011 - 8:24am / USA

As near as I can tell, the vast majority of users at committed no crimes.

A small minority may have committed some crimes that shouldn't be crimes at all.

And the upshot is people calling for harsh punishment for everyone involved. Perhaps some of these posters ought to look at themselves before they accuse anyone else of being harmful or uncivilized.

Pedophilia is a sexual orientation, just like heterosexuality or homosexuality. There is just as much variety among pedophiles as there is among other sexual orientations - ranging from the very good to the very bad.

Sometimes I wonder how heterosexuals would handle themselves if relations with the opposite sex were outlawed and any attraction to the opposite sex were demonized. I suspect an awful lot of people would develop a new perspective rather quickly.

Dyana 28 June 2013 - 10:51am / Ecuador

you are a sick man! I'm sure you are a pedophile

Boylover 18 March 2011 - 1:10am / U.S.A.

Have you ever known a boylover? Have you ever met a boy who was in a relationship with a boylover?

Or, do you get all your information on the subject from the media? As a boylover myself, I would like to inform you of some things. The media makes money from their advertising. Their advertising rates are determined by their circulation and readership. Sensational stories are *very* profitable to media companies, as well as other groups, such as the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre mentioned in the article above.

Whenever you hear or read sensational stories, full of "trigger" words like "abuse, rape, pedophile ring, conspiracy, indecent, innocent children, perpetrator, survivors, traumatized, victim" etc. you must immediately realize that what your are reading is designed to appeal to your emotions, not to your reason. These reports are not designed to be factual. They are released to promote hysteria.

Police departments budgets are then increased (more money is always nice...) in order to deal with "pedophiles". Politicians receive many more votes from frightened constituents.

Whenever organized groups are making huge profits, and when they make these profits by attacking others (in this case, boylovers), then one must question their motives. Are they really interested in truth, or just in finding ways to make more money?

Boys, even young ones, are sensual and sexual beings. They can enjoy touching and being touched.

The vast majority of boylovers have never resorted to violence in their relationships with boys. And they never will, either.

Boylove does not usually mean anal sex perpetrated by a man on a boy. Most boylovers would never want to harm a boy. Anal sex would harm them.

Adult men can form deep and lasting relationships with boys, including emotional relationships. They are capable of true friendship, that can last for the lifetimes of both the adult and his friend. Many boylovers are invited to their young friends weddings when the boy matures and decides to marry. The adult may even be the "best man" at the wedding, as well as godfather to the first child!

Do you perhaps remember the hysteria, and false reporting in the media, about "communists" in the 1950s? Are the familiar with Hitler's "big lie" about the Jews? Do you remember the "balloon boy" hysteria in the U.S. recently? Did you read about murders in Peru for the purpose of "extracting victims body fat and selling it to European pharmaceutical companies at $15,000 a kilo"? These are just some examples of how the minds of people can be manipulated, and news stories may be false.

Why have boylovers not defending themselves in the media, you might ask. Well, they are *not* allowed to speak out. Freedom of speech is denied them! They are not allowed to present their views. So much for a "democracy" which has now been purchased by big business interests.

Think a little before you condemn. There may be more than just one side to a story. And, the hysteria about so-called pedophiles harming the young has now been extended to the point that no young person is safe to sexually explore his body in the company of another young person. Children are prosecuted for producing so-called "child pornography" when they simply take a picture of themselves, and send it to their friend. They are both the perpetrator and the victim of the crime! This is insanity.

Lives are destroyed. Many adults, and some young people, have committed suicide. The cost to society of this "pedo-chaust" is immense, in terms of money and lives.

It is time to put an end to this madness. The Rind Report (google "Rind report download") as well as other studies clearly demonstrate that there is little, if any, harm to a boy for having a sexual relationship with an adult.

Inform yourselves! Do not yourselves be victims of a media campaign directed at those unable to defend themselves, a campaign which has been and is leading to a huge amount of unnecessary harm to society, including often great harm to the very children they claim to be protecting!

Anonymous 15 October 2014 - 6:56am / HetrosexualAdultLove

Fuck off paedo...

Sleeping Beauty Slavery blogwriter 18 March 2011 - 5:04am / United States

Other pedophiles have insisted what they do is right because the "child likes it." I think this "boylover" person has personal issues and should take the next big step after admission, and go get counseling.

I believe what the child actually likes is attention and closeness. Sexuality is a curiosity in children not a need, unlike those feelings of a man who has been through puberty. Boylover needs to take a lesson in biological development, hormones, puberty and the birds and the bees.

I also think that for all the "sexual freedom" on television and the Internet, we are not honest about sexuality. I believe that as religious taboos break down, we become more like our primate ancestry. What separates human sexuality from the sexuality of Bonobo apes is powerful taboos against rape and incest and pedophilia. Will power is not the answer to strong sexual urges. It takes powerful subconscious taboos to shape human culture and prevent a more crude and uncivilized instinct from taking over.

The point that boylover is missing is that he is doing something that is illegal and teaching a child to do something illegal. Besides the perversion of it, boylover is guilty of child endangerment in more ways than one. He is teaching the child to do something that, when discovered, will lead to agony in that child's life both then and when the child becomes an adult. That is too much to burden a child with. Right?

My message to all boylovers out there: please get help. Try behavior modification. Try neurofeedback training. Try hormone therapy. Do what it takes to correct your life now.
Susan Sayler

Leslie Jane 17 March 2011 - 2:29pm / London UK

There was yet another massive child porn ring operation uncovered in the UK in November 2010 at a famous media club's web site. The Groucho Club’s web site forum had 42,000 members, 600,000 topics and 1 million posts. This is the largest network of child pornographers discovered in the UK and Europe and at a media club. It is no surprise that the UK media will not write about this discovery

This is the appeal put out by the person who discovered the network of child pornographers

We are writing to you as a person of conscience who cares about the welfare and wellbeing of abused children. We are asking you to support an inquiry into one of the largest child pornography networks in UK history operating on the famous media club, The Groucho Clubs web site forum. The Groucho Club website forum which was set up to cater for the needs of its members was operating on such a huge scale it has 42348 members 663709 topics and 900987 posts The discovery was reported to the Metropolitan Police Service and to CEOP by award winning filmmaker and writer Tyrone D Murphy who was investigating the clubs web site for chapter 13 of his book about the famous club
The child pornography ring was operating on the forum for almost a year and had thousands of posts made by child pornographers as late as September 2010. Much of the web pages and links were dedicated to photographs and videos of young children being made available for sex. The forum also had numerous other posts advertising videos and photography of Rape, Incest, Bestiality and the rape of young Muslim children.
There is a massive cover up currently in place as the evidence is being destroyed as we write this. The Groucho Club forum pages were deleted quietly without informing the Police so action may have been taken against the child pornographers and insure the safety of the abused children. The management of the Groucho club who are the legal owners of the website have completely ignored requests for information about the child pornography ring or to state if they know of any of the users on their own web site forum
A recent quote by Managing Director Mr Matthew Hobbs in the Guardian newspaper stated that the forum was "abused by Spammers "and he insisted that the problem arose "when we were switching servers from the old website" Clearly this was no simple spamming occurrence that happened just as the servers were being changed over, this was an organised and as the lengthy operation by a child pornography ring, that were members of the Groucho Club forum and were posting gross and indecent material of young children for almost a year with impunity.
Murphy, who won a libel action instigated against him by the Groucho Club, has been writing a book about the Groucho Club for the past year and a half says "The Groucho club instigated a libel action in an attempt to intimidate me and shut me up, it did not work! “ Murphy is also making a cutting edge documentary about the Groucho Club to highlight the evidence he has gathered. He said “when you discover something is so fundamentally wrong, something that is so perverse, you have a moral duty to put it right and expose the truth and those involved, especially when the safety of young children are concerned"
In order to prosecute those responsible for hosting and advertising the child pornography and destroying the evidence it is crucial that the truth is exposed. We would therefore ask to search your conscience and to support our call for a full independent inquiry of the case and to support the making of the documentary on the Groucho Club. Justice must not only be done it must be seen to be done.
Please forward this e mail to your friends
Please send an email to and make a comment to support the call for an independent inquiry
Please request additional evidence if you are in any doubt

Thank you for your support
Martha May

Note to Editors: all information in relation to the Groucho Club child porn forum is in the Public Domain
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zamcesar 17 March 2011 - 9:35am / Netherlands

In my opinion, said punishment is nothing in comparison to the psycologycal trauma these freaks have created to children they have sexually abused. This trauma is extremely hard to overcome and is carried over to adulthood screwing up completely their lives. It is too dangerous for society these freaks are walking freely around. The justice shouldn't have mercy to them.

Nancy 16 March 2011 - 11:48pm / netherlands

How disgusting these monsters are! They should be sentenced to life imprisonment, they will never change. I hope someday I can read that the law has changed, 3 years and half is nothing. When he is out he´ll do it again.

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