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PlayPen Member Guilty of 20 Counts of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Josh Minkler, in a statement to the press published on the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Indiana, announced that Adrian Grisanti, 46, was convicted on 20 counts of various child pornography charges and one count of destruction of evidence. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt announced the verdict after a four-day trial in New ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Arrested, Convicted Of Child Pornography

Adrian Grisanti, a 46-year-old man from Louisville, Kentucky, has been found guilty on 20 counts linked to child pornography and an additional count of destroying evidence, according to reports from US Attorney Josh Minkler. Grisanti’s conviction came after a 4-day trial under Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, in Indiana. Child porn, which is one of the most disgusting crimes on the ... Read More »

Maryland Man Gets 20 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

A 30-year-old Maryland man will spend nearly 20 years behind bars for distributing child abuse content through the darknet and other file sharing programs. After release, the man will spend the remainder of his life on supervised release. In early 2017, Silver Spring resident Kevin Heiting pleaded guilty to sharing more than 100,000 child abuse photos on the darknet. DeepDotWeb, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Pedophile Charged for ‘Child Porn’ and Ordering Fentanyl

Recently unsealed court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio revealed that Ryan D. Kluth—a 47-year-old from Marion County—ordered fentanyl from the darknet for an unusual reason. He told investigators that he had been ordering fentanyl and carfentanil from China in an effort to curb his desire to access child abuse content. In October 2017, ... 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 »

Man Used “Dark Web Browser” to Download Child Abuse Files

According to a local news outlet, Pennsylvania law enforcement and agents from the state Attorney General’s office arrested a 21-year-old man on 25 child pornography charges. All 25 charges came from possession of child pornography. The Hempfield man, Collin J. Frazier, had downloaded 25 “files” depicting child abuse, an employee from the Attorney General’s Office told the press. If defendants ... Read More »

Inmates Ran a Child Porn Network in Prison, FBI Says

At the Federal Correctional Institution-Fort Dix in New Jersey, authorities arrested three inmates for distributing SD cards loaded with child abuse pictures and videos downloaded from the darknet. The men, 52-year-old William H. Noble, 38-year-old Charles Wesley Bush, and a 31-year-old Jacob S. Good had already been serving prison sentences for previous child pornography distribution, child pornography transportation, and child ... 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 »

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 »

A Child Abuse Arrest Unveiled a Lost PlayPen Member

When it comes to the underground world of the darknet, reading about the police busting another child abuser through posts on hidden forums is not uncommon. Due to some of the more recent operations by international law enforcement agencies, the arrests have only been increasing in frequency. But some cases are more unique than others—such is the case of a ... 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 »

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 »