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US Executive Being Investigated For Purchasing Child Porn on Darknet

US executive and linguistics expert James Kirk Jones was arrested earlier this week after investigators discovered he was creating a collection of child pornography obtained from the darknet. Upon the issuance of a warrant, local law enforcement officers and investigators seized the laptop, mobile phone and hard drive of Jones. Within the local storage of his laptop, investigators found 39 ... Read More »

Third Co-Admin of the Child Pornography Site “PlayPen” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Michael Fluckiger, known as “Administrator 2” in the administration of the child pornography site PlayPen, pleaded guilty to his crimes in December 2015. In early January, a judge sentenced the man to 20 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise. The Indiana man, after being arrested in April 2015, pleaded not guilty to sexual exploitation and other ... Read More »

Darknet Child Porn Sites Redirecting Users with JavaScript Enabled

Darknet and deepweb child pornography sites catch much of the darknet-related media coverage. And this is for good reason; law enforcement agencies worldwide made child pornography busts a priority in fighting darknet crime. Aside from that of the Silk Road, no other type of hidden service site garnered as much media attention as the FBI’s Operation Pacifier continually collected. Operation ... Read More »

Maryland Resident Receives 60-Year Sentence For Releasing Child Porn in Dark Web

Christopher Michael Salisbury, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, received a 60-year prison sentence for abusing young girls from ages 4 to 13. The Maryland US Attorney’s Office revealed that Salisbury proceeded to videotape the sexual harassment of at least two underaged girls and distributed the compilation footage in the dark web. Maryland US Attorney Rod Rosenstein described the actions of Salisbury ... Read More »

Two Englishmen Sentenced for Downloading Child Pornography from the Darknet

On January 5, both Exeter Crown Court and York Crown Court in England saw two separate cases of defendants who used the darknet to access child pornography. In one case, a 40-year-old from Birchy Barton Hill, Exeter, pleaded guilty to three counts of downloading or viewing child pornography. In the other case, Martin Richard Shepherd, a 45-year-old hospital IT employee, ... Read More »

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Narcotics Sale, Child Porn, Gun Possession And Rape Charges Against A German

A 37-year-old man from Fahrenzhausen, Germany has been charged with serious crimes including the possession of three handguns, child porn, the distribution of drugs on the internet and the rape of his ex-girlfriend. Court documents say that the accused was involved in the dark net scene since 2013. Firstly, investigators were on the wrong trail, they were tracing the purchase ... Read More »

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 ReikrÃ¥s, 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 »