6 June 2008 – PROTEGELES' tips have aided in one of the largest operations by the Brigada de Investigación Tecnológica of the Spanish National Police against child sexual abuse images on the Internet in Spain with over 55 people arrested and 179 hard discs intervened.

These Internet users, some of them minors, from various social backgrounds were not only distributing child sexual abuse images on the Internet, but they were also producing this type of material. PROTEGELES is the Spanish hotline co-funded by the European Commission through the Safer Internet Programme, where the public can report illegal content. See also: http://www.inhope.org and http://www.protegeles.com