A Year Ago: Child porn scandal hits Bavaria

First published: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 10:18:12 GMT

Photos containing child pornography have been found in a newsgroup which can be accessed via Bavaria Online -- the so-called "citizen's network" funded and controlled by the Bavarian government. Ironically it was Bavaria that sentenced a former managing director of CompuServe, Felix Somm, to two years earlier this year for allowing child pornography to be distributed online.