66 adults are being investigated in France for the alleged rape and abuse of 45 children under the age of 12. The abuse allegedly took place between 1999 and 2002 in Angers, France. Of those accused: 27 are women, 39 are in custody and there are 15 couples.
The 15 couples are accused of selling their children in exchange for cigarettes, potatoes or a couple of days camping. The victims say they were made to watch porn and their parents having sex before they were raped.
The abuse came to light by accident when one of the children was placed in a children's home and revealed that she had been raped on many occasions. The country is reeling from the enormity of the accusations. Source