Internet Pedophilia "Kingpin," Whose Operation Spanned 33 Countries, Nabbed In British Sting

09/18/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail reports today that 15 British children were saved from an internet pedophile ring following the arrest of Philip Thompson, the network's British "librarian."

The capture of Philip Thompson, following the largest ever deployment of undercover officers in the UK for a child protection inquiry, led to dozens more arrests.

The 27-year-old, who thought he was operating 'below the radar' was one of the kingpins behind an abuse ring that spanned 33 countries, a court heard.

Thompson, who lived with his mother, pleaded guilty today to a total of 27 charges and was today given an indeterminate prison sentence of a minimum of 45 months.

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