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Creator of world's largest child pornography website sentenced to 30 years

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posted on May, 6 2017 @ 10:32 AM
a reply to: trollz

I find it absolutely disgusting that this individual has not been jailed for FAR longer than a mere thirty years.

There are some crimes, which simply cannot be fully accounted for, without a term of imprisonment which detains the individual found guilty, for the rest of their entire life, no matter how long they live. People that do what this man did, facilitate the enabling of perversion of the sort he supported, who feather their own nests on the proceeds of suffering, should find themselves thrown into the darkest corner, of the dimmest prison, for the rest of all time.

posted on May, 6 2017 @ 11:08 AM
how are 150,000 people interested in this?
i love the internet but i know zippo how to see this dark web, let alone access it. yet there are 150k freaks usung it for this gross stuff?

posted on May, 6 2017 @ 11:13 AM
Good, too bad he didn't fall down an elevator shaft on his way to prison, meh maybe languishing in prison is better.

posted on May, 6 2017 @ 12:56 PM

originally posted by: DClark
CIA could have figured this out a long time ago, but they're busy doing other things, like starting WW3 and such.

And human trafficking.


posted on May, 6 2017 @ 04:02 PM
EUROPOL - Major online child sexual abuse operation leads to 368 arrests in Europe

Yet another example of the need for international action to tackle online child sexual abuse

Earlier this week, the lead administrator of Playpen, one of the world’s largest child sexual abuse websites with more than 150 000 users around the world, was convicted to serve 30 years in prison in the United States. The takedown of Playpen led to Operation Pacifier, one of the largest and most complex investigations ever undertaken in this field. So far, in Europe alone, 368 suspected child sex abusers have been arrested or convicted.

Playpen was a website on the Darknet, part of the internet where the users’ identity and location are concealed from analysis through anonymisation techniques. A few months after the website was created, in December 2014, the FBI seized a copy of the website and arrested Playpen’s three administrators. The lead administrator was sentenced to 30 years in prison earlier this week in North Carolina; the two others were each convicted to 20 years imprisonment.

The Playpen site was structured to allow its users to easily access a wide range of child exploitation and abuse material. As members of the forum users could search for videos and other content relating to the abuse of girls and boys under different categories, through links provided by other users. One section focused exclusively on toddlers, another on incest and many others on various fetishes involving children. The posts themselves and the latest updates to them were published in an index where descriptions made the content obvious and were intended to draw in those with such interests.

Click link for entire press release.

Operation Pacifier
In January 2015, with the support of Europol and many other law enforcement agencies worldwide, the FBI and US Department of Justice launched Operation Pacifier in an effort to track down Playpen’s thousands of members. Hundreds of follow-up investigations were started all over the world.

Europol’s role was to crosscheck, analyse and complete the data received in order to identify offenders mainly located in Europe. Intelligence packages were prepared and disseminated to law enforcement authorities in countries including Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

This has so far resulted in 368 arrests or convictions in Europe alone (870 worldwide) and at least 259 sexually abused children identified or rescued from their abusers outside of the US; some of the investigations are still ongoing. Some of the seized material was analysed in the Victim Identification Taskforce, recently held at Europol, with experts from around the world identifying victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation using advanced techniques, software, and their knowledge and expertise.

Because of the size of the data seized and its presence on the Darknet, Operation Pacifier was one of the largest and most challenging ever in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.

posted on May, 6 2017 @ 04:05 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

Im not sure about Europe but people convicted of child related offenses generally dont have an easy time in prison... Just google Jared Fogle, the ex-subway spokesperson, about jailhouse justice.

posted on May, 6 2017 @ 04:14 PM
a reply to: vonclod

they should stick him in oven not preheated

set 350 f bake till well done


posted on May, 7 2017 @ 11:54 AM
a reply to: Kandinsky

Indeed. It must have been awful for those LEO's that worked on the investigations etc only to see the results shelved. Seems to be a common problem, world-wide.

posted on May, 7 2017 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: MysticPearl

16/17 is legal in the UK and most of Europe.
Good news the sicko's in the OP have been caught though.

posted on May, 8 2017 @ 05:28 PM
a reply to: dantanna
I imagine that this type of illegal activity is only a small segment of the dark web. From what I read bout it when it started to go public some yers back is that There is significantly more traffic to the sites that sell drugs, firearms (including NFA), stolen identities/credit card #'s, assassins (allegedly), slaves, hackers for hire, entire financial databases and such. Where do you think all that information goes when a big company is forced to admit it was hacked and millions of customers info goes. Yup, it goes to the underground where people can buy it up like a fire-sale.

But on the flip side, there are also thousands of dissidents and politically vulnerable activists who communicate through it in heavily censored or oppressed societies . I would not be surprised if a lot of North Koreans are on the deep web learning everyday more about the real world. If they aren't, we should teach them how. The deep web is also used for espionage activities, like cells of spies organizing mass subversion to stir civil strife or even a coup in nations.

Its like a refuge and a lawless jungle at the same time. is that where the term catch .22 comes into play??? The most accurate example of online anarchy I suppose.

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