A group of teenagers who are thought to have downloaded child pornography from the dark web were given the tools to use cybercrime as they grew up, according to police.
Police said that one 17-year-old was arrested in April after allegedly using the software to upload child porn to a website.
They said the girl also had access to child exploitation material.
A further 19-year the teenager was arrested on Monday on suspicion of distributing child exploitation content, while the remaining seven are thought of being responsible for the exploitation of children on social media.
The 17-years-old had downloaded and distributed child exploitation videos, pictures and videos, according police.
The teenager, who cannot be named, has been arrested and is currently being held in custody in a police station in the UK.
Police have been unable to provide details of the offences but said the boy had “expressed a view of his own sexual interests”.
It is believed the boy was exposed to cybercrime via online chat services.
The boy is being held under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which is used to prosecute internet criminals.
Police are urging anyone with information about the case to contact them via the cyber crime hotline on 0800 555 111.