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More Pedophiles Going to Prison in ‘Sickening’ Child Pornography Case

Posted on | October 17, 2019 | Comments Off on More Pedophiles Going to Prison in ‘Sickening’ Child Pornography Case

Good news from the Justice Department:

U.S. authorities followed a bitcoin trail to break up what they described as one of the largest dark web child porn marketplaces.
Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a South Korean man, Jong Woo Son, who allegedly ran “Welcome to Video,” which contained more than 200,000 videos displaying sexual acts involving children, toddlers and infants, NBC News reported, citing a criminal indictment unsealed Wednesday.
Bloomberg reported that investigators were able to track down Son and the location of his “darknet” server by targeting users’ bitcoin transactions.
Darknet involves encrypted online content that is not accessible through common search engines.
“Our agency’s ability to analyze the blockchain and de-anonymize Bitcoin transactions allowed for the identification of hundreds of predators around the world,” Don Fort, chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, said, according to Bloomberg. “The scale of this crime is eye-popping and sickening.”
The website, which was in operation from June 2015 to March 2018, handled 7,300 bitcoin transactions, translating to more than $730,000, according to NBC.
NBC also reported that authorities discovered that Son ran the site as he serves an 18-month prison sentence for being convicted of child pornography-related charges. He was indicted on federal child porn charges in August 2018, but the records were unsealed Wednesday.
More than 300 users of the website have been arrested in 11 countries, Bloomberg reported.

Ooh, there’s the story: Once the feds tracked down this Korean source, they used a sealed indictment — meaning that there was no news coverage of their investigation, so that users of this network didn’t know the feds were onto them. Brilliant work, because if the suspects had known they were being watched, they might have started destroying their hard drives, etc., and tried to disappear. Instead, they had no clue their network had been breached, and the creeps must have been surprised when they got busted — more than 300 of them! Also, there was big money involved, averaging about a quarter-million dollars a year over three years. One of the arrests related to this network, we now know, was a 26-year-old British man who was sentenced to prison in March:

A dark web film paedophile who raped a five-year-old boy and sexually abused a three-year-old girl has been locked up.
Kyle Fox, who had started abusing the little girl when she was still a baby, filmed his “shocking and dreadful abuse of children”.
He was snared after a video uploaded to a dark web website was traced back to him by National Crime Agency (NCA) detectives.
When officers raided Fox’s home in Epsom, Surrey, in the early hours of the morning, they found his male victim naked on a bed. . . .
The court heard there were 13,000 photographs and videos of indecent child images on the defendant’s computers.
Some of these videos showed his male victim being sexually abused, while others were of the girl. In total a staggering 4,743 images were Category A — the most serious kind of abuse.

Another creep arrested in this roundup, according to NBC News, was “a Washington, D.C., man who was caught with the equivalent of 50 years worth of video footage he had downloaded.”

Washington, D.C., you say? Did this involve pizza, by any chance?

At any rate, I’m sure these baby-rapers will be popular in prison.




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