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Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.
The men were detained after police raided properties across the North East and North Yorkshire over the last two days. Homes in Gateshead, Washington, Scarborough, Harrogate, Stokesley and Whitby were targeted.
Those arrested are believed to be involved in making, possessing or distributing indecent images of children. A number of computers and mobile phones were also seized.
Spokesmen for both Northumbria Police and North Yorkshire Police said:
A 40-year-old man from Scarborough has been charged on three offences, including engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child, and possessing and distributing an indecent photograph. He is appearing at Scarborough Magistrates' Court today.