Danish man charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 children

It is thought to be world's biggest case of on-demand sexual assaults committed over the internet

Saturday 18 February 2017 21:35
(File photo)
(File photo)

A Danish man has been charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 Filipino children.

The 70-year-old from Brøndy, a suburb of Copenhagen, allegedly ordered the abuse of children and had it streamed to his computer.

He is involved in what is thought to be the world’s biggest case of on-demand sexual assaults committed over the internet.

The indictment was delivered in a 119-page document which depicted details of the alleged acts of sexual abuse, according to The Local.

The man allegedly paid no more than 280 kroner (£30) to have the children abused and in some cases paid parents to molest their own children, RT reported.

Flemming Kjærside of the Danish National Police’s Cyber Crime Centre described the case as historic.

“As far as I know we’ve never had a case in the whole world in which one person is charged with so many assaults,” Mr Kjærside told news agency Ritzau.

The man was arrested in February 2016 and the hearings will begin on 28 February and a ruling is expected in June.