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Child porn investigation that started in Ontario eventually spanned 17 countries and led to 41 arrests, police say

Police in Ontario say a year-long international effort to bust child pornographers has led to dozens of arrests around the world.

York Regional Police on Wednesday revealed details of the operation, which eventually included the RCMP, Interpol, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI, and others. The investigation resulted in 41 arrests in 17 different countries over 100 criminal charges; 19 victims of child pornography have also been identified.

Investigators with the the police force's Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit launched Project Hydra in April 2014 after getting a tip about child pornography being uploaded from an address in York Region, where police "learned that it was a young person who had uploaded the images," according to a police release.

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