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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 June, 2004, 12:17 GMT 13:17 UK
Minister and priest in porn swoop
Computers were seized in a series of raids across Scotland
A Church of Scotland minister and a Catholic priest are among 92 people questioned by police in an operation against alleged internet paedophiles.

Three teachers, including a depute rector, and a taxi driver who took children to school, are also said to be helping police with their inquiries.

Operation Falcon, which began on 3 June, involves officers from all eight Scottish police forces.

Nearly 120 premises were searched and 216 computers seized in the raids.

In total, 12 people were arrested and taken into custody in connection with the investigation.

Assistant chief constable Nicol MacMillan, the officer in charge, said: "Operation Falcon is not just about targeting internet paedophiles in Scotland but protecting children at risk and we must never lose sight of that.

"This operation, like Operation Ore before it, sends a very powerful message that any kind of child abuse will never be tolerated."




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