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Police Found Child Porn on the Laptop of a Counterfeit Euro Buyer

In 2015, the German Federal Police (BKA) located a suspected buyer of counterfeit Euros in Hamm. Officers raided the suspect’s residence in East Hamm of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. During the November raid, police found no trace of counterfeit euros but instead found 200 counterfeit US dollars. The BKA found no evidence that warranted incarceration; the suspect remained a free man. ... Read More »

Canadian Man Had Access To 967 Child Porn Files

Jonathan Bettez, a 36-year-old Canadian man was arrested for possessing child pornography. According to police information, the man had access to 967 child porn files containing images and videos from children aged 3 months to 12 years who were being assaulted sexually. Law enforcement authorities searched for the child porn data and in a police database and compared the files ... Read More »

PlayPen Member Fought the FBI’s Illegal Warrant and Still Got 7 Years for Child Pornography

On March 26, 2016, Dennis Patrick Meehan Hughes pleaded guilty to several child pornography charges. He was a pediatric oncologist prior to the FBI’s Operation Pacifier that decimated PlayPen, a darknet CP website. Several months after hearing the former oncologist’s guilty plea, U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks Jr. sentenced Hughes to spend seven years in a federal institution. The ... Read More »

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Darknet Child Porn Investigator: The US Identifies 250 Pedophiles Daily

The Chief of Criminal Investigation in Bremerhaven spoke to a reporter about the intricate difficulties of her job. Her job, Karina Görs said, was hunting down pedophiles on the internet. She specifically focused on tracking pedophiles on the darknet. She told Nord 24 (North 24) that on a daily basis she sifted through hundreds of pictures and videos. The content ... Read More »

Norway Busted Massive a Darknet Child Porn Ring and Seized 150TB of Pictures and Videos

Norwegian officials announced the bust of Norway’s largest child-abuse ring wherein police identified 51 suspects and seized 150 terabytes of child porn. Officials spoke about a new branch of law enforcement focused on darknet crime as well as the name of the operation—Operation Darkroom. Hilde Reikrås, head of the taskforce responsible for the takedown and Operation Darkroom, announced that 20 ... Read More »

Italian Police Arrested Four Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring, Identified 120 More

In October, Europol and law enforcement in Italy arrested seven members of a child porn ring with ties to The Love Zone. Italian law enforcement, yet again, made another darknet-related child pornography bust, this time netting four suspects. The Polizia Postale (Postal Police), with the aid of several local agencies, searched 44 houses for 31 suspects. The searches were conducted ... Read More »

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Hundreds of Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring Arrested in China

Law enforcement in China just arrested hundreds of suspects involved in a darknet child-pornograhy ring, news outlets reported. Across the entire country, police officers raided and arrested suspects who accessed media containing the molestation of more than 30 under-aged girls. The US Department of Homeland Security notified China’s law enforcement of a Chinese darknet child-pornography ring. In March, police arrested ... Read More »

Child Porn Ring Busted In Italy, 7 Arrested

A joint action between District Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the Europol European Cybercrime Center resulted in the arrest of seven suspects who are believed to be a part of a major dark net child porn community. This is the first time in Italy where internet pedophiles have been busted. The suspects are charged with the ... Read More »

Co-Admin of The Love Zone Admits to Running Another Deepweb Child Porn Site

In 2014, Taskforce Argos took down the child porn site The Love Zone (TLZ) and captured Britain’s “worst pedophile ever. The site’s administrator, Shannon McCoole, testified against several co-admins following his arrest. One man, a 33-year-old from Bornholm, was just discovered to be one such co-admin while running another child porn site. In February 2016, Danish police raided the home ... Read More »

Death Penalty Call For Child Sex Offender Peter Scully In Philippines

According to chief prosecutor Jaime Umpa, there is a death penalty call in child sex predator, Peter Scully’s case. The 53-year-old Australian citizen is currently standing before Cagayan De Oro court where prosecutors want to re-introduce death penalty to properly punish the man. Umpa told the media Scully’s deeds are the most shocking officials had ever seen. The Australian man ... Read More »

PlayPen Case: DOJ Says FBI Played No Role In Improving Child Porn Website

Last week, Peter Adolf, a lawyer defending PlayPen’s former administrator, Steven Chase, argued that the FBI had improved the functionality of the infamous PlayPen dark web child porn site when they took control of it. The Department of Justice (DOJ) made a statement denying the claims: “The government played no role in enhancing or improving the functionality of the website,” ... Read More »

Europol’s Deepweb Child Porn Investigation Nets 75 Arrests

A year-long investigation into an undisclosed child pornography site on the deepweb has led to 75 arrests since August 23rd, according to Europol. The investigation, known as “Operation Daylight,” involves suspects in over 25 countries with 207 open cases. Operation Daylight was launched in 2015 after Swiss police notified Europol of the discovery of a massive network of criminals involved ... Read More »

The Largest Deepweb Child Porn Distributor Is the FBI

In a motion filed by assistant federal defender Peter Adolf, he argues that during the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s operation into the deepweb child pornography site “Playpen,” the FBI made the child pornography issue even worse. Similar motions claim that the FBI themselves distributed as many as 1 million pictures and videos of child pornography to more than 100,000 users ... Read More »