2,361 SUSPECTS IN WORLD KID-PORN RING
Austria has smashed a child pornography ring involving 2,361 suspects in 77 countries who paid for Internet videos showing children subjected to the worst kind of sexual abuse. Officials said yesterday 607 of the suspects were in the United States, 466 in Germany, 114 in France and 23 in Austria. Hits on a Russian web page that offered the videos were also recorded in Algeria, Iceland and Venezuela. It is believed that the videos were made in Eastern Europe and uploaded to the site from Britain.