A 40-year-old channel operator of a child pornography IRC channel received 8 years prison.
An investigation led by Interpol resulted in the arrest of 25 channel members worldwide spread over 10 countries. The channel operator, Brian Martin from Oregon USA, has now been sentenced to 8 years in prison. On his computer more then 5,000 images of child pornography have been found.
The channel served as a trading place where members exchanged newly found child pornography files, including video files.
Martin requested to remain free pending an appeal of his conviction, but U.S. District Judge Ancer L. Haggerty denied that request.