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Child-Porn Ring Broken, 2 Americans and 4 Mexicans Arrested

July 2, 1996

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Federal agents have broken up an international child pornography ring, arresting two Americans and four Mexicans in the Pacific resort of Acapulco.

The weekend arrests culminated a two-year investigation that began when U.S. border agents took a man into custody in San Diego who was carrying pornographic videotapes of children from Mexico.

Mexican prosecutors said Monday that the operation had at least 4,600 clients in the United States, according to a directory seized by police.

Dennise Carl Greth and Michael William Sanders, both Americans whose hometowns and ages weren’t given, were arrested on several charges in connection with the production of child pornography, the Attorney General’s Office said.

Greth was identified as the ringleader.

Prosecutors said the ring produced films featuring children from infants to age 17, some of them allegedly kidnapped.

In raids at the ring’s Acapulco quarters, police said they found cocaine, marijuana, firearms, inflatable dolls, and 45 pornographic films as well as photographic equipment.

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