Australian police have arrested 44 men across the nation on suspicion of possessing and producing child abuse material.
Sixteen children had been removed from harm in the process, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) said.
The arrests followed a year-long investigation into images and videos that were shared online.
Arrests of the suspects all aged between 19 and 57 were made in every Australian state.
Police laid a total of 350 charges, all related to possessing or producing child exploitation material.
Commissioner Reece Kershaw said identifying and rescuing victims was a race against time in such cases. ENDS.