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Man Sentenced After Losing USB Drive Filled with Child Porn

The Court of Créteil, on July 11, sentenced a 34-year-old Frenchman for downloading hundreds of pictures and videos of child abuse from darknet forums and imageboards. The man, according to the court, had an interest in children as young as six. Although the investigation had yielded all the evidence needed for a harsh punishment, the court sentenced the man to ... Read More »

NC Man Sentenced for Downloading Child Abuse Pictures

Matthew G.T. Martin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, announced that a man from Snow Camp, North Carolina, was sentenced to 78 months in prison for possessing “child pornography.” According to the announcement, federal authorities caught the man downloading illegal photos and videos from the darknet in 2017. According to court documents filed by the U.S. ... Read More »

Pedophile “Stumbled” onto Child Porn Site while Searching for Drugs

At Teesside Magistrates’ Court, Tony Martin Douglas Croes, 26, argued that he had not intentionally accessed the darknet in search of child abuse images. He said that he had not downloaded the illegal pictures found on his computer. Instead, Croes had accessed the darknet in search of illegal substances. Somehow, he “stumbled” onto a website that offered child abuse content. ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Sharing Child Abuse Pictures with a Friend

Several weeks ago, a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court sentenced a “persistent sex offender” to 12 months in prison for possessing and sharing child abuse images. After the man, Nicholas Charles Walker turned himself into the police, he named Richard James Eckl as the supplier of the images found on the USB drives at his house. In turn, police in ... Read More »

School Board President Caught Sharing Child Porn

Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent David M. Alley, according to court documents, accused a school board president of a Michigan charter school of sharing “child pornography” on darknet sites. In addition to sharing them, the agent wrote that the school president had also downloaded child pornography to his cell phones and computers.  In a federal court in Michigan, Jesse V. ... Read More »

Isle of Man Suspect Downloaded the Worst Child Abuse Content Available

A 24-year-old from Castletown, Isle of Man, downloaded the most severe child abuse videos from the darknet, a Magistrates heard after deciding they lacked the ability to adequately sentence the suspect. Magistrates believed the maximum sentence they could impose—six months in custody—would not have served as a harsh enough punishment. And as a result, in July, the man will attend ... Read More »

Child Sex Tourist Caught in a Sting Operation in the Philippines

An American pedophile who had been living in Korea literally landed in a police custody sheet house plane touched down at an airport in the Philippines where he had arranged a meeting with someone he assumed was a 17-year-old girl. International authorities had been monitoring the man’s activity on the darknet and clearnet and had prepared for his arrival in ... Read More »

Soldier Jailed After Filming Himself Rape Child on the Darknet

A 50 year-old Freiburg man will serve an 8 year prison sentence after being found guilty of raping children. It was revealed he also shared his videos on the dark web. The verdict came in last week at the local district court in Germany. He was also ordered to pay 12,500 euros for court fees rendered. Image courtesy of Süddeutsche ... Read More »

Irish Student Jailed 15 Months for Possessing Child Porn

Conor Emmet, a young Brit has pleaded guilty at a Dublin Circuit Court to charges of possessing graphic child pornography on his 2 personal computers. Emmet, of Northway Estate Finglas, popped up on the Irish police radar in an FBI operation of monitoring a dark web forum named ‘Playpen’ after one person was busted in the United States. The 20-year-old’s ... Read More »

Oklahoma Men Entered Guilty Pleas in Child Abuse Cases

United States Attorney R. Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma announced that two men had entered guilty pleas for both accessing with intent to view child pornography and possession of child pornography. Although the guilty pleas were announced together, both men had been targeted by different law enforcement agencies during different operations or investigations into viewers of child ... Read More »

Darknet Child Abuse Site Member Sentenced to 60 Months

U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced a Purcellville man to 60 months in prison for sharing and downloading thousands of pictures and videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Although the majority of child abuse cases in the United States that have involved the darknet have centered around the Federal Bureau ... Read More »

Elysium Members Sentenced for Child Abuse in Vienna

During a sentencing hearing at a court in Vienna, two men and one woman received prison sentences for abusing two children, filming the abuse, and subsequently uploading the videos to the darknet child abuse forum “Elysium.” The victims, prosecutors revealed, were the children of two of the now-convicted child abusers. The German Federal Criminal Police Office seized the darknet forum ... Read More »

PlayPen Member Guilty of 20 Counts of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Josh Minkler, in a statement to the press published on the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Indiana, announced that Adrian Grisanti, 46, was convicted on 20 counts of various child pornography charges and one count of destruction of evidence. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt announced the verdict after a four-day trial in New ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Arrested, Convicted Of Child Pornography

Adrian Grisanti, a 46-year-old man from Louisville, Kentucky, has been found guilty on 20 counts linked to child pornography and an additional count of destroying evidence, according to reports from US Attorney Josh Minkler. Grisanti’s conviction came after a 4-day trial under Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, in Indiana. Child porn, which is one of the most disgusting crimes on the ... Read More »

Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

A 30-year-old Maryland man will spend nearly 20 years behind bars for distributing child abuse content through the darknet and other file sharing programs. After release, the man will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release. In early 2017, Silver Spring resident Kevin Heiting pleaded guilty to sharing more than 100,000 child abuse photos on the darknet. DeepDotWeb, ... Read More »