By Amy Smith, Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL — Brazilian federal police said Thursday they had charged eighteen people for child pornography crimes. The suspects are accused of exchanging obscene images and videos of minors through an invitation-only encrypted file-sharing website with users in as many as 34 other countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, said a statement.

Among the members of the group, 97 were from abroad and 63 from Brazil. Speaking to reporters, Inspector Diana Calazans Mann said there were images of infants and children being sexually abused.

"There are injuries committed . . .

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