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Florida Teacher Admits Paying for Child Abuse Content on the Internet

A teacher from Broward county pleaded guilty to a single count of possession of child pornography stemming from his use of a Bulgarian-based child pornography website and several accounts on darkweb forums promoting the sexual abuse of children. The case was led by Homeland Security Investigations and Interpol provided the information that led to the investigation into the high school ... Read More »

Alleged Admin of a Child Abuse Forum on the Darkweb Arrested in France

A joint operation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and other international law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of a man living in France who had been operating a child abuse forum on the darkweb, a prosecutor in France confirmed. Prior to the investigation conducted by international law enforcement agencies, the man had been living a quiet life ... Read More »

Man Used Mega and Protonmail to Download and Share Child Abuse Pictures

In a statement to the press, United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling announced the arrest of an employee of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra for one count of possession of child pornography and one count of of receipt of child pornography. The suspected pedophile had been downloading child abuse content from darkweb sites and uploading the pictures to an encrypted storage ... Read More »

Pedophile Avoids Jail in Darkweb Child and Animal Abuse Case

After a jury at Worcester Crown Court found a local pedophile guilty of three counts of producing child abuse images and one count of possession of an “extreme pornagraphic” picture depicting the abuse of an animal, a recorder sentenced the man to a two-year suspended sentence. The man had downloaded an unknown number of explicit pictures involving children from the ... Read More »

Toilet Cam Pedophile Admits Using Dark web Child Abuse Sites

In Waukesha County, Wisconsin, an 18-year-old restaurant employee landed in hot water after a co-worker discovered hidden cameras he had installed in the employee restroom. Like the other “toilet-cam” pedophiles, this teenager openly told the police that he had actively used darknet child pornography sites to share and download child abuse content along with non-consensual “intimate representation” videos. After a ... Read More »

Florida Pedophile Downloaded Child Abuse Pictures via Verizon Cellphone

A city employee of St. Augustine, Florida, had allegedly downloaded hundreds of child abuse pictures and videos from darknet sites before a so-called “cyber-tip” led to his arrest. Florida law enforcement, after receiving the tips and conducting an investigation based on the evidence provided by the tipster, raided the man’s home and seized the 37-year-old’s phones and computers. After discovering ... Read More »

Seventh Man Admits Guilt in the Freiburg Abuse Case

A 33-year-old man from Spain—the seventh suspected child abuser in the Freiburg abuse case—admitted his role in the child abuse linked to the darknet chatroom “Tabooless Chat” and the darknet child abuse forum “Elysium.” The man will be the last defendant on trial in this case until the mother of the victim and her partner receive final prison sentences and ... Read More »

Cop Gets Probation in Child Abuse Case Linked to Darknet Forum

Homeland Security Investigations, Interpol, and the Colorado Internet Crimes against Children Task Force conducted an investigation into a former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy who had sexually assaulted a child, taken pictures of the abuse, and described the sexual assault on a darknet child abuse forum. The case has drawn attention from the media due, in part, to the convicted ... Read More »

Bus Driver Caught Sharing Videos on Darknet Child Abuse Sites

A lengthy RCMP investigation culminated in the arrest of a 31-year-old man who had been uploading pictures and videos of children to former darknet child abuse forums such as “Childs Play” and “MagicKingdom.” The man evaded the public and international law enforcement agents for a significant stretch of time and even now only law enforcement, court officials, and some of ... Read More »

Welfare Office Allegedly Ignored All Warning Signs in Freiburg Abuse Case

Amidst an ongoing child abuse case in Freiburg where the child’s mother admitted to allowing pedophiles from the darknet to meet and rape her nine-year-old son, officials started looking at the role (or lack thereof) played by the youth welfare office in Germany. The boy’s mother—who recently admitted communicating with pedophiles in darknet chat rooms for the sole purpose of ... 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 »

Another Man Sentenced in the Staufen Abuse Case

In a court in the southwestern German town of Staufen, a 44-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison for attempting to rape and torture the child of two pedophiles he had met on many darknet child abuse sites. The man, not aware that the boy’s mother and partner had been arrested, talked online with undercover police agents who ... 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 »

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 »

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 »