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…

Man jailed 20 over explicit content from a teenager over the dark web

A 30-year-old Silver Spring man, Kevin Heiting was arrested after he solicited explicit child pornographic photos. Heiting confessed and admitted to the photography, collecting and distributing of the child videos and images in hopes of giving a plea that would lead to his release. However,…

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…

Investigators Recover a Pedophile’s Deleted Videos

In August 2017, Indiana authorities arrested a 50-year-old Merrillville man for two counts of child molestation and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor. He posted a $3,000 bond almost two months later and returned to his Cedar Lake home. Now, according to Lake…

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…

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…

Kentucky Man Sentenced to 87 Months in PlayPen Case

As a result of a “nationwide operation conducted by the FBI” that investigated child abusers and downloaders of child pornography on the darknet, 29-year-old Craig T. Anderson will spend the next 87 months in federal prison. In 2017, Anderson pleaded guilty to knowingly receiving child…

Victim’s Family Claims Darknet Child Abuse Investigation Went Too Far

On an October night in 2016, the two leaders of one of the largest child abuse forum on the darknet, met in Virginia and abused a four-year-old child. Records revealed that Homeland Security Investigations agents watched the Canadian man meet with his United States counterpart…

Liberal government looks to update fight against online child porn

With online child sexploitation growing “exponentially,” the Liberal government is looking at developing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to help relieve officers traumatized by scanning the web for gruesome images of child-porn. Public Safety officials are also considering new legislation to require all communications providers —…

Moderator of Darknet Child Porn Sites Admits Guilt

A 21-year-old Penticton man pleaded guilty to one count of importing and distributing child pornography in connection with multiple darknet child pornography sites. According to the prosecuting lawyer Andrew Vandersluys, the 21-year-old defendant either created or moderated the following darknet child abuse sites: the Giftbox…