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German Police Busted Another Child Abuse Forum Admin

According to the Public Prosecutor in Hannover, a lengthy investigation into a darknet child abuse forum has ended successfully. The investigation into the forum and its owner, that is. German authorities have pulled the forum from the darknet and arrested one of the site’s owners and a technical administrator. The investigation into users of the site and additional admins is ... Read More »

German Man Ordered Drugs to His Grandmother’s House

Judge Stefan Weickert, at a District Court in Munich, sentenced a 29-year-old man to four years in prison for illegally buying cocaine and amphetamine from the darknet. The man lived with his grandmother in Weilheim, Germany, at the time of his arrest in May 2017. His grandmother, unaware of the package’s contents, accepted the package that led to her grandson’s ... Read More »

German Vendor Busted with 35 Kilos of Marijuana

In the German town of Geldern-Kapellen, police stealthily conducted an investigation into a 36-year-old suspected darknet dealer. When they had gathered enough evidence, authorities raided the 36-year-old’s house at six in the morning and caught him by surprise. Police spokesperson Daniel Freitag told the press that the police had been looking into the recently arrested suspect since June 2017. According ... Read More »

U.S. provides German investigators tens of thousands of references to child pornography

Children seen as sexual objects has been a popular notion for centuries, maybe even millenia. With the evolution of erotic writing and illustrations portraying children, kids have been the focal point of many desires. Unlike art, child pornography through the greater part of the 20th century was highly restricted as it was an illegal activity. Nothing has changed as the ... Read More »

German Darknet Forum Owner Free While Waiting for Trial

The owner of the former largest darknet forum in Germany, “Germany in the Deep Web,” just got released from pre-trial detention. For several reasons, this decision raised the eyebrows of some who followed the story. Those involved in the saga even spoke out in criticism of the court’s unusual move. The former forum operator, a 31-year-old IT student from Karlsruhe ... Read More »

German Man on Trial for Abusing His Stepdaughter

At the Oldenburg district court, the trial against a 24-year-old alleged child abuser from Brake has begun. In order to protect the privacy of the victim—a four-year-old girl—the court proceedings will be kept private until the court reaches a verdict. However, a court spokesperson shed some light on the case that caused a nationwide stir after the Federal Criminal Police ... Read More »

German Darknet Vendor Sentenced to Rehab and Probation

A 32-year-old from the German city of Halle received a sentence of drug rehab and therapy after getting caught and charged with for selling drugs on the darknet. Although the evidence gathered by law enforcement weighed heavily in favor of a lengthy drug trafficking sentence, 32-year-old Maximilian P. explained his story of lifelong addiction and his lawyer fought for a ... Read More »

German Man Admits Sharing ‘Child Porn’ on the Darknet

According to reports from local news outlets, a 37-year-old man from the Bliesgau region of Saarland, Germany, admitted to downloading and sharing child abuse videos on the darknet. The prosecution had accused the man of downloading and sharing at least 107 pictures and videos that showed the sexual abuse of children. His confession and willingness to work with the court ... Read More »

German Man Downloaded 7000 Child Abuse Pictures

A District Court in Meschede heard the case of a 60-year-old man who “had one of the most shocking videos circulating the darknet.” The man, unsurprisingly, received a prison sentence of three years and three months for buying and having possession of child abuse material. Primarily the video. However, the 60-year-old also had more than 7,000 child abuse pictures and ... Read More »

German Police Bust Another Darknet Child Abuse Forum

According to the public prosecutor of Hechingen and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of a suspected operator of a darknet child abuse (“child pornography”) forum. The press release revealed very little. It reads in a way that suggests the authorities, for the time being, want to keep other forum members ... Read More »

German Cook Sentenced for Darknet Methamphetamine Orders

The Starnberg District Court heard how a 30-year-old cook purchased amphetamine and methamphetamine from vendors on the darknet. The prosecution charged him, initially, with purchasing 60 grams of the stimulants on the darknet, using the stimulants he had purchased, and selling some of the remaining drugs. He faced charges for ordering both drugs under fake names on at least seven ... Read More »

German Man Charged for Stolen PayPal Accounts in Fraud Scheme

In January, a 21-year-old man stood in front of judges at a juvenile court in Bad Segeberg, Germany. The prosecution accused the man of so-called “professional fraud” using the darknet, eBay, and stolen PayPal accounts. The type of fraud is not a new one, but it is one of the first times an individual has faced similar fraud charges in ... Read More »

German Dealer Filled at Least 5,600 Orders on the Darknet

After years of investigation and more than half a year in jail, a 43-year-old suspected darknet dealer and two of his co-defendants stood in front of a judge in a Berlin court on an early January morning. Witnesses in the courtroom said the suspects remained silent during the trial. The prosecution accused the trio of selling close to a million ... Read More »

German Police Takedown 13 Online Drug Shops

In conjunction with the State Central Office for Cybercrime and Koblenz Attorney General, 139 police officers raided properties in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia on December 7. The operation resulted in the removal of 13 online drug shops and the arrest of site owners and conspirators. The network—or ‘gang’ as described by NRW police—sold drugs through the clearnet and darknet ... Read More »

German Dealer Busted for a Failed Delivery in 2015

A court in Bad Säckingen sentenced a 24-year-old drug dealer to two years probation and a small fine. The dealer had ordered 600 Euros of amphetamine from a darknet vendor in December 2015. Due to a lack of postage, the package showed up at the return address of an innocent third party who called the police. Authorities got around to ... Read More »