A computer geek who used sophisticated AI programming to create thousands of sickening child porn images has been seized by police in Spain.
National Police Investigators tracked down the trail of hardcore images to an address in Valladolid to the home of an expert artificial intelligence programmer.
In a statement, the police said that even experienced detectives had been “truly shocked” by extremely violent images that showed very young girls being raped and abused.
They discovered that the suspect had used real images of children from open-source databases and then used AI to turn them into images of sick scenarios he would write in text.
Officers said the suspect has a “high level” of understanding of IT and software and many of the images that he had gathered had come from cases involving child abuse.
He had then distributed the images through a complicated network of storage devices that they are still trying to unravel, including 4 TB of hard drives that he had at home.
He was tracked down when many of the hardcore images were located online, and traced back to their source which resulted in the man’s home being raided.
The Spanish National Police said in a statement obtained by Newsflash on 21st December: “In the search of his home, the agents located a huge number of child pornography files which have not yet been quantified due to the numerous storage units found, as well as their complex distribution.”
His arrest came after a three-month police investigation. It is unclear what charges the man will face and the investigation continues.