Police are rounding up the members of a child pornography ring in the U.S. and Canada they have named "The Spanking Club". The members beat children, which were often their own, quite harshly with whips, canes and other tools.
The club members would exchange videos of the spanking sessions. Investigators who specialize in child porn say they have never found a fetish group devoted exclusively to spanking children before.
The children, who were as young as four years old, were severely brutalized. The first break for investigators came with the arrest of a Canadian member of the club who was an assistant school principal. Others caught included a teacher and a nurse.