#Justice WASHINGTON DC
South Korean National & Hundreds Of Members Worldwide Charged In Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website TAKEDOWN

Jong Woo Son, South Korea
nine-count indictment #unsealed #Bitcoin

CD #Benczkowski DC
@POTUS @TraffickStop
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@POTUS @TraffickStop The nine-count indictment was unsealed along with a parallel civil forfeiture action.

An additional 337 site users WORLDWIDE have been arrested and charged.

USA
UK
GERMANY
SAUDI ARABIA
UAE
CZECH R
CAN
AU
SPAIN
IRELAND
BRAZIL
SOUTH KOREA

DC #Liu #HSI #ICE #IRS
#DARKNET
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@POTUS @TraffickStop “Darknet sites that profit from the sexual exploitation of children are among the most vile and reprehensible forms of criminal behavior” #Benczkowski

“We will continue to pursue such criminals ...to ensure they receive the punishment their terrible crimes deserve” #Liu
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@POTUS @TraffickStop “This large-scale criminal enterprise that endangered the safety of children around the world is no more." #Fort #Bitcoin #Cryptocurrency #CyberCrime #ChildPornography

“Children are our most vulnerable population, and crimes such as these are unthinkable.” HSI #Erichs

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@POTUS @TraffickStop On 5MAR2018, agents from IRS-CI, HSI, National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom, and Korean National Police in South Korea arrested Son and seized the server...

NCMEC analyzing over 250,000 unique videos, 45% contain new images of children, not previously known to exist.
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@POTUS @TraffickStop Jong Woo Son's "Welcome To Video" offered these videos for sale using cryptocurrency #Bitcoin

This Darknet website is among the 1st of its kind to monetize child exploitation videos using bitcoin.

The site boasted over 1M downloads of child exploitation videos by users.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop The agencies have shared data from the seized server with law enforcement around the world to assist in identifying and prosecuting customers of the site. This has resulted in leads sent to 38 countries and yielded arrests of 337 subjects around the world. [92 in the US]

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@POTUS @TraffickStop The operation is responsible for the rescue of at least 23 minor victims residing in the USA, Spain and the UK, who were being actively abused by the users of the site.

Two users of the Darknet market committed suicide subsequent to the execution of search warrants.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Charles Wunderlich, 34, of Hot Springs, California, was charged in the District of Columbia with conspiracy to distribute child pornography

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Brian James LaPrath, 34, of San Diego, California, was arrested in the District of Columbia, for international money laundering; and was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Ernest Wagner, 70, of Federal Way, Washington, was arrested and charged in the District of Columbia with conspiracy to distribute child pornography

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Vincent Galarzo, 28, of Glendale, New York, was arrested and charged in the District of Columbia with conspiracy to distribute child pornography

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Michael Ezeagbor, 22, of Pflugerville, Texas, was arrested and charged in the District of Columbia with conspiracy to distribute child pornography

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Nicholas Stengel, 45, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography and money laundering and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Eryk Mark Chamberlin, 25, of Worcester, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and is pending sentencing

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Jairo Flores, 30, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in the District of Massachusetts to receipt and possession of child pornography and was sentenced to serve five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Billy Penaloza, 29, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in the District of Massachusetts to possession and receipt of child pornography. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 22, 2019

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Michael Armstrong, 35, of Randolph, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in the District of Massachusetts, to receipt and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to serve five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Restitution to be determined

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Al Ramadhanu Soedomo, 28, of Lynn, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced in the District of Massachusetts (Boston), to serve 12 months and one day followed by five years of supervised release

[Financial Advisor]

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Phillip Sungmin Hong, 24, of Sharon, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty in the District of Massachusetts (Boston), to receipt and possession of child pornography and is pending sentencing

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Eliseo Arteaga Jr., 28, of Mesquite, Texas, pleaded guilty in the Northern District of Texas to possession of prepubescent child pornography. He is pending sentencing.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Richard Nikolai Gratkowski, 40, San Antonio, TX, former HSI special agent, arrested in WDTX. Gratkowski was sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $35,000 in restitution to seven victims and a $10,000 assessment.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Paul Casey Whipple, 35, Hondo, TX, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent, was arrested in the WDTX, on charges of sexual exploitation of children/minors, production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Whipple remains in custody awaiting trial in San Antonio.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Michael Lawson, 36, Midland, GA, arrested in the MDGA on attempted sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to 121 months in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release following his plea to a superseding information...

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Kevin Christopher Eagan, 39, of Brookhaven, Georgia, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in the Northern District of Georgia

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Casey Santioius Head, 37, of Griffin, Georgia, was indicted in the Northern District of Georgia for distribution, receipt, and possession of child pornography

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Andrew C. Chu, 28, of Garwood, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with receipt of child pornography. Those charges remain pending.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Nader Hamdi Ahmed, 29 of Jersey City, New Jersey, was arrested in the District of New Jersey, for sexual exploitation or other abuse of children. Ahmed pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of distribution of child pornography.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Jeffrey Lee Harris, 32, of Pickens, South Carolina, pleaded guilty in the District of South Carolina for producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Laine Ormand Clark Jr., 27, of Conway, South Carolina, was arrested and charged in U.S. District Court in South Carolina Division for sexual possession of child pornography.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Jack R. Dove III, 38, of Lakeland, Florida, was arrested in the Middle District of Florida for knowingly receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Michael Matthew White, 39, of Miami Beach, Florida, was arrested in the Southern District of Florida for coercion and enticement. #CSE #ChildPredator #CrimesAgainstChildren

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Nikolas Bennion Bradshaw, 24, of Bountiful, Utah, was arrested in the State of Utah, and charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and was sentenced to time served with 91 days in jail followed by probation.

[software engineer, IT professional]

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Michael Don Gibbs, 37, of Holladay, Utah, was charged in the District of Utah with receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Ammar Atef H. Alahdali, 22, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to serve five years in prison and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Ammar Atef H. Alahdali, 22, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to serve five years in prison and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Mark Lindsay Rohrer, 38, of West Hartford, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in the District of Connecticut to receipt of child pornography and was sentenced to serve 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Eugene Edward Jung, 47, of San Francisco, California, was indicted in the Northern District of California on possession of child pornography and receipt of child pornography.
[FLORIDA] #ChildPredator #RepeatOffender #CSE

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@POTUS @TraffickStop James Daosaeng, 25, of Springdale, Arkansas, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced in the Western District of Arkansas (Fayetteville) to serve 97 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release.
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@POTUS @TraffickStop Alex Daniel Paxton, 30, of Columbus, Ohio, was arrested and indicted in Franklin County Ohio Court of Common Pleas for pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Don Edward Pannell, 32, of Harvey, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Louisiana for receipt of child pornography. He is pending sentencing.

[Former Navy Petty Officer]

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Ryan Thomas Carver, 29, of Huntsville, Alabama, was arrested and charged under Alabama State Law. He was charged federally in the Northern District of Alabama with possession of child pornography. His case is pending in Huntsville, Alabama.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Andrew Buckley, 28, of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to 10 offences in the UK of possession and distribution of indecent images of children, possession of extreme and prohibited images and possession of a class A drug. He was sentenced to serve 40 months.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Kyle Fox, 26, of the United Kingdom, pleaded guilty to 22 counts including rape, sexual assault, and sharing indecent images, and was sentenced to serve 22 years in prison.
#ChildPredator #CSE #CrimesAgainstChildren

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@POTUS @TraffickStop Mohammed Almaker, 26, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was arrested in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), charged with KSA Law involving the endangerment of children. He is awaiting judicial proceedings in furtherance of criminal charges.

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@POTUS @TraffickStop A forfeiture complaint was also unsealed today. The complaint alleges that law enforcement was able to trace payments of bitcoin to the Darknet site by following the flow of funds on the blockchain.

The forfeiture complaint seeks to recover these funds...

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@POTUS @TraffickStop #Justice DAAG Richard Downing Of The Justice Department’s Criminal Division Delivers Remarks At The "Welcome to Video" Press Conference

16OCT2019 ~ Washington D.C.
Remarks as prepared

#ChildPredators
"...we are coming for you."

#Downing DC #Liu
@POTUS
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@POTUS @TraffickStop Laine Ormand Clark Jr., 27, of Conway, South Carolina, was arrested charged in South Carolina district court for sexual possession of child pornography.
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