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US cops have arrested more than 100 people for subscribing to a child porn Internet site, and expect more arrests to follow.

The authorities have called it the biggest ever child porn ring, with more than 250,000 subscribed to the site. The site was run from Texas but hosted in Russia and Indonesia.

After a two-year investigation, police decided to pounce on those who credit card numbers they had uncovered.

Landslide Productions in Texas, owned by Thomas and Janice Reedy, posted pictures of children having sex on their site and charged a few quid a month for access. They netted close to £1 million a month, 40 per cent of which they kept and the rest went to their Russian and Indonesian partners who hosted the site.

In a raid, police officers found a number of videotapes, which included children as young as four. Tapes went sent through the mail to customers. Thomas Reedy has been sentenced to life in prison (1,335 years) and his wife to 14 years. Arrest warrants are still outstanding for two Indonesians and a Russian. ®

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