According to the Chief Prosecution Office of the Capital, six people have been accused in the case. The main culprit is a 47-year-old man who created the international paedophile forum in 2018. Users of the website shared pornographic content including minors through secret channels on the dark web.
The paedophile forum ran on the private computer of the man. At the time of its shutdown, it had several thousand domestic and international users and hundreds of daily visitors. He not only shared a huge amount of child pornography on the website but also supervised it, moderating the comments and the content allowed, reported Index.
The other culprits were regular visitors to the website. They shared pornographic content depicting minors through private messages and central chat windows. Through the latter, they regularly shared pictures and videos with hundreds of people.
At the time of the arrests, the detectives seized several electronic and storage devices, including the server on which the forum ran. Thus, the website was brought down, finally. On the confiscated data carriers they found tens of thousands of horrendous child pornographic recordings.
According to the indictment, four of those accused participated in sexual acts with minors under the age of 12. One abused their own child, another their foster daughter, while the third committed heinous acts on their half-sibling. They shared the recordings of the sexual abuse on the forum as well.
The prosecutor’s office is pursuing a jail sentence without the possibility of parole for the culprits. In addition, it’s looking to permanently bar them from any kind of profession through which they could come into contact with minors.
Unfortunately, such cases are not isolated incidents anymore in Hungary. This week another story surfaced about a child molestation case involving a teacher at a Catholic school. A few years ago, in 2020, the Hungarian Ambassador to Peru, Gábor Kaleta was also found guilty of the possession of 19,000 pictures depicting child pornography. However, at the time he received only a fine of mere 1,400 euros for the offence.
Hang them publicly