Attorney General Michael Mukasey announced through the media in December 2008 that a child pornography ring had been initially uncovered by Australian authorities in 2006. The discovery of a father sexually abusing his daughters and hiring a photographer to film the crimes and share it with child pornography sites prompted a global investigation into what was soon to be discovered as a global child pornography site. The father was a Belgian pedophile. He was arrested about a month after the discovery. The photographer, an Italian man operating out of Ukraine, was arrested shortly after that. He sold the images of many sexually abuse children through many sites. There were pedophiles from 30 countries, including the United States, involved in the pornography ring. Since this investigation started there have been 170 arrests. The pedophiles shared photos, stories of sex abuse escapades and tips on avoiding detection. Authorities from the U.S., France, the Czech Republic and European Union were involved in the investigation. The agencies include every major U.S. agency that is involved in child exploitation cases, EU law enforcement such as Europol, Eurojust and the European Union have participated. According to news stories, the Justice Department’s Project Safe Childhood reports that prosecutions have increased more than 30% in the past two years. Eleven children in the U.S., ranging between the ages of 3 – 11 years of age, were victimized by this child porn operation.