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News Huge child porn ring busted

  1. Aug 5, 2011 #1
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44002915/ns/us/_news-crime_and_courts/#.TjmjfGFKO_I

    There was over 100 terabytes of child pornography swapped here.

    From the indictment I've read the rules required to be in the site.
    Here's the indictment document:
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/61615609/Rush-F-Blankenship-Indictment

    The language is strong in some parts (such as the rules).

    This is absolutely disgusting. There are some reports from British media that there were even 'child porn snuff videos' where they filmed children being killed.

    What I'm curious about is how such a ring could have gone on long enough to amass over 100 terabytes of child pornography. How could the hosts of this forum not do anything about what was being done? With file names such as:
    toddler - man trying to penatrade toddler girl 3yo gets it every way imaginable.mpg

    The titles given on the website were far worse... far worse. I hope every person involved in this forum are extradited to the states
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2011 #2
    Crazy :frown:
     
  4. Aug 5, 2011 #3
    I don't even want to click on that link... this ****ing sickens me.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2011 #4
    Indeed. Doesn't the host of PF have stipulations against pornography, specifically child pornography? Even if it's linked from the outside?

    Like I can't post any link on this forum to child pornography and have you let it stay here and endorse it right? Wouldn't that be a violation of the TOS from you to your host?

    I don't get how it could have taken so long for them to make a bust that these people were able to transfer so much data amongst themselves. Especially on a forum which was openly for pedophiles and one which was openly for sharing pedophilia images/videos (it's blatantly obvious from the forum rules which are in the indictment).
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 #5
    What the hell
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 #6
    Legal pornography is fine. Child porn they have obvious problems with.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2011 #7
    Any idea how many arrests have been made?
     
  9. Aug 5, 2011 #8
    I believe over 60 many from different countries (two are here in Canada one in my province of Ontario, he's currently held without bail and is fighting extradition)
     
  10. Aug 5, 2011 #9
    "Getta rope, we're gonna have us a lynchin."
     
  11. Aug 5, 2011 #10
    It's been about a week since I last posted my desire to outsource the penal system (for folks like these) to places like Turkey.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 #11
    All that time children were being tortured and molested? Why did it take them years to get these guys? Are there legal bottlenecks that slow investigators down in grabbing these monsters?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 #12

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    No, I don't think so. It's just too easy to hide. They do their evil out of sight of society, and it's easy for them to conceal that side of themselves. I remember a story of a guy who was arrested in Thailand for molesting children, and he was a pediatrician!

    I can only hope these bastards get what's coming to them.
     
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  15. Aug 17, 2011 #14
    But if these idiots can congregate among themselves on the Internet, then there is clearly some support network. I just don't see how they can keep that concealed for years.

    I know the fed isn't exactly lingering, but I thought there might be legal hurdles that impede their work. And if there is, then those obstacles need to be removed.
     
  16. Aug 23, 2011 #15
    A lot of those rings don't operate on the surface web. And they're big about security. They usually hide behind mazes of proxies. It's not really efficient to go after people individually, that's why they do the stings, get into the organization, so you can get them to come to you. It's also tricky since you working with an international legal framework. I don't know about this specific site, but on the deep web there are pedos creeping everywhere. If this was a surface site, then it's actually sort of a soft target.


    EDIT:
    Another Point: From a law enforcement standpoint, it actually makes some sense to let these networks remain open and track their members. This way you can create a list of potential child molestors, and if something happens, cross reference the area with the suspects in the vicinity.
     
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  17. Aug 23, 2011 #16
    the information age and ...

    Has anyone read the Kinsey reports ?

    I don't understand the shock about this.... this is almost 'normal'.
    ( Please consider in my reply .. ..I do not condone ANY kind of forced sex .. )
    really, this kind of stuff is thousands of years old.

    We need more 'study' and open honesty about SEX.


    This is emotional ... not science


    as example ...
    Like ...why Turkey? ... and not... say ... Canada?
     
  18. Aug 23, 2011 #17

    Evo

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    Because Turkish prisons have long been infamous due, in part, to the film "Midnight Express".

    No idea if that's what WhoWee meant.
     
  19. Aug 23, 2011 #18
    What's normal in that? Some of the victims were babies.
     
  20. Aug 23, 2011 #19
    This is how cancer spreads on the internet.
     
  21. Aug 23, 2011 #20
    it's not just internet, surface web or not. people are pimping out kids in real life. it seems reasonable that if they went after those people, then it might become apparent how they find each other.
     
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