(BERLIN) — Eight suspected members of an online pedophile network have been arrested in what German police described Thursday as one of the most serious child sexual abuse cases they’ve ever investigated.
Police in the southwestern city of Freiburg said those arrested included a 47-year-old German woman suspected of letting others rape her own son in exchange for payment between 2015 and 2017. The woman and her 37-year-old partner are also accused of abusing the child themselves. The child has been taken into protective care.
In a statement, Freiburg police said others arrested were a 37-year-old Swiss man; a 32-year-old Spanish citizen; and two Germans, including a 49-year-old soldier stationed in France.
The case came to light following an anonymous tip sent to police in September. The suspects, who weren’t identified, were all arrested last fall. Freiburg police said they only released information about the case Thursday so as not to endanger further
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