In a double police operation on Friday, officers arrested an army officer and a teenager on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported.

Working with the electronics crime squad, police raided the home of the officer who is serving at an army base in Komotini and of the 17-year-old in Katerini, both in northern Greece.

The two suspects had been on the electronic crimes squad's radar for several weeks before officers raided their homes and discovered evidence that they were downloading and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

The 42-year-old officer will be facing a court martial after investigations revealed that he had downloaded hundreds of explicit images depicting minors onto his hard drive and on discs, while the teenager will face a Katerini prosecutor on charges of distribution.

Ekathimerini.com