70 Men Charged In New York City Child Pornography Case

In what officials are calling one of the largest cases of its kind, authorities have charged 70 men and one woman in the New York City area for anonymously trading child porn.

The list of people charged runs quite the gamut, according to the Associated Press:

The defendants include a police chief, a paramedic, a rabbi and a Boy Scout leader. Federal officials planned to announce the arrests at a news conference later Wednesday.

The five-week investigation yielded 600 computers, tablets, and smartphones containing a collective 175 terabytes of graphic images.

Authorities launched their investigation following the January arrest of Brian Fanelli, the police chief of Mount Pleasant, NY, for possession of child pornography.

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