Crimes in the network: the More the investigation process by the Internet crime


    Hesse investigators get to do it with more and more crimes on the Internet. In the case of the Central office for combating Internet crime (ZIT) had been received this year so far, 3929 new investigation, said a spokesman for the General Prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt. By the end of December, the authority was expecting about 4000 procedures – significantly more than in the previous year, with 2762 and 2016, 1798. The ZIT are many procedures, however, to other investigating authorities – if it turns out that the Suspects are from the state of Hesse.

    The majority of the cases concern the larger the area of child pornography, informed the spokesman. The increase in the Neuverfahren he also explained the significant increase in the number of References from the USA. The Central office works closely with international investigators. The ZIT is located in the office of the Prosecutor General and currently has its headquarters in Gießen. In the coming year you will move to the General Prosecutor’s office to Frankfurt.

    The ZIT was also involved in the investigation against the huge child pornography-platform “Elysium”. Against the alleged operator of the forum, four men from Hesse, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, has been running since August the process before the regional court in Limburg. The next hearing will take place on 20. December instead.