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Man admits trying to buy child on dark web for $15k for sexual abuse

News Summed Up 2020-07-30 05:30:00

WARNING: This story contains descriptions and language associated with child sex offending. A New Zealand man calling himself "Kiwipedo" on the dark web has admitted trying to buy a child for $15,000 for sexual abuse and possessing 417 objectionable images just as his trial was nearing a close. That officer, while working covertly in Australia, had messaged a username "Kiwipedo" who he said had later suggested they should "kidnap one and use a basement like Fritz". The username would later communicate with another covert agent about meeting up in an Auckland motel to abuse a child. Thirty-one children, some as young as 2, were rescued in 2017 from the massive child sex network.