Police: Czechs involved in child porn network to go unpunished

26-08-2008

Czech paedophiles involved in a global Internet network which was uncovered by Bavarian police last week will go unpunished due to the lack of relevant legislation in the Czech Republic at the time the suspects operated at the site. A police representative made the announcement on Tuesday. Czech police managed to confirm more than 1,000 connections from Czech computers to a German child porn website, launched in Konstanz in 2006, but will not be able to prosecute persons who visited the site and downloaded material. At the time, unlike production and distribution, the possession of child porn was not punishable in the Czech Republic. The police also failed to prove that Czech suspects who downloaded child porn from the site distributed any material further.