What Is LS Barbie?

LS Barbie was a collection of photos by Ukrainian Angels Studio, also known as LS-Studio, a child-pornography ring, according to the Computer Crime Research Center. This studio was active between 2001 and 2004 and recorded pornographic pictures and videos of more than 1,500 girls between 8 and 16 years old.

In addition to LS Barbie, there were other collections of child pornography such as LS Land, LS Island, LS Dreams, LS Stars and LS Fantasy. The studio recruited models through ads in newspapers and on television and paid between $10 and $40 per hour, notes Wikipedia. The group distributed its pictures and videos via the Internet to foreign countries. Raids conducted in July 2004 by Ukrainian police and Interpol in the cities of Kiev, Kharkiv and Simferopol shut down the child pornography ring.