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Suspected Pedophile Arrested for Downloading Child Porn in Thailand

Thailand’s Immigration Bureau announced that another branch of law enforcement in Thailand had arrested a pedophile from Austria who had been accessing child pornography forums on the dark web to view and download child pornography. An investigation into the full extent of his activities is ongoing and police are attempting to contact a possible co-conspirator who could help the police ... Read More »

Arkansas Man Sentenced to 96 Months for Downloading Child Pornography

In an Arkansas courtroom, Judge Timothy L. Brooks sentenced a Springdale man to 96 months in federal prison for downloading and viewing child abuse content from dark web forums and other file sharing networks. The case made headlines for the usual reasons and, perhaps, for an unusual reason; the convicted pedophile stored child abuse content on an SD card in ... Read More »

Ohio Man Admits Downloading Child Pornography in Playpen Case

One of the five men arrested in southern Ohio as part of a Federal Bureau of Investigation operation that targeted members of a dark web child abuse forum pleaded guilty to the receipt and possession of child pornography. The man, a 34-year-old from Fairfield, Ohio, fought the government at every possible turn, making this case one of the lengthiest cases ... Read More »

High School Teacher Arrested for Downloading and Sharing Child Porn

An investigation into a user of the messaging application “Kik Messenger” led to the arrest of a high school math teacher who had been downloading child abuse content on the dark web and then sharing the illegal content with other users of Kik Messenger. Kik Interactive, a Canadian company, reached out to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Canadian Police ... 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 »

Teen Avoids Jail After Downloading 4,500 Child Abuse Photos

At age 15, Corey Ewels used the darknet to download almost 4,500 pictures of child abuse, prosecutor Jeremy Evans told Grimsby Crown Court. Police raided Ewels’ Abbey Road, Grimsby home on January 20, 2015. One year passed before investigators analyzed the computer seized from house of the so-called “wizz kid.” Ewels, one of the youngest the court had ever seen ... Read More »

Two Homeland Security Agents Arrested for Downloading Child Porn

In a turn of events not frequently seen in investigations of this sort, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed that amidst an investigation into darknet child pornography viewers, two Homeland Security employees found themselves in handcuffs for downloading and distributing child pornography on the darknet. The first arrest took place in late ... 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 »