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Two held for child porn

A 27-year-old Scottish national based in Crete and a 49-year-old confectioner from Athens were detained yesterday on charges of trading in hardcore child pornography. The two suspects were traced by the Greek police’s electronic crime squad following a tip-off by US and British authorities probing international child pornography rings. Both men are alleged to have visited a website called «Kids, the light of our lives» to exchange videos and photographs showing children and babies being sexually assaulted. The site – created by a 30-year-old Briton convicted in 2007 – charged users between 2,000 and 8,000 euros for access to live footage of children being raped, according to police. A police search of the home of the 27-year-old turned up a laptop and five computer hard drives alleged to contain indecent photographs of children. The 49-year-old is alleged to have wiped the memory of his computer prior to the police search.