Starting back in 2009, a multiple prong investigation by the Justice Department and Homeland Security targeted several hundred people living in several countries across the world who they suspected were involved in a massive online child pornography ring.
Recently, it was reported that the investigation has resulted, to date, in approximately 72 people being identified and charged with possession of and distribution of child pornography and sex crimes against children. Over fifty of those identified have been arrested and 13 of those people have pleaded guilty to sex crimes. Twenty people are still at large and only known by online identities.
The child porn ring shared images of sex crimes against children on an online bulletin board. The site was called “Dreamboard.” This site was very sophisticated and to be a member and to access the site the members had to follow certain rules. One of the rules was that the member had to post child porn that they produced on the site and which would allow that member access the site and the more content they produced and posted online, the more they could access from other members on the cite. The site was only accessible by child porn producers and trusted members.
The federal government’s takedown of Dreamboard resulted in the confiscation of more than a million images of child porn with in the United States. Some of the images were very graphic and depicted violent sex crimes against children.
Are you or someone you know being investigated for these types of crimes. Sometimes people may have used various computers whether at work or at home and another person may have inadvertently been charged with this crime.
If you or a loved one have been accused or charged with a possession of child pornography, it is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, like the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. We have over 30 years of experienced handling these types of matters and can assist you in obtaining the best possible result. Call the law firm of Wallin& Klarich today at, (888) 749-0034 to speak to an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney about your case.