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Six held over SM child porn

Six Athenians, including a high school computer teacher, were charged yesterday with the production, possession and distribution of child pornography and procuring after being arrested for paying minors to be photographed for a sex website catering to sadomasochists. The suspects had allegedly set up the site where they advertised for new models and ran classified ads by people seeking sex partners. The six were identified as Athens high school teacher Giorgos Kaliaropoulos, 44; businessman Stelios Mathas, 42; photographer Thanassis Athanassiou, 34; insurance firm employee Evangelia Fytrou, 43; doctoral student Stelios Grafakos, 39; and Zoi Economou, 30. Police are also seeking lawyer Tania Georgakopoulou. Officers located a 16-year-old girl who said she had been paid 50 euros to be photographed for the site in Fytrou’s Ilioupolis flat. Meanwhile, police said yesterday they had arrested two suspected members of a gang that lured young Eastern European women to Greece and forced them, through rape and beatings, into prostitution.