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Child Pornography Channelop Receives 8 Years in Prison

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.

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  • Anon says:

    should of been a longer sentance. Given alot of times ive seen this time type thing on irc, it seems to be more wide spread, sadly.

    October 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm
  • xplorer says:

    Finally !!!

    Good Job Interpol :p

    October 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm
  • gashi says:

    It should have been like 4 years for every image on his computer… Send a message to all the pedopihles out there….

    October 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm
  • KingFrank says:

    Im a channel oper and sadly, bastards like that give us a bad name. Forget the prison sentance, he simply needs his testicles cutting off!!!

    October 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm
  • noone says:

    an irc network forums too :(

    October 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm
  • noone says:

    forgot to add that; alot of networks don’t seem to be actively doing anything against this. In My Opinion. I’ve seen many with the “we are not responsible” or “we do not moderate content” and all that. If a network says it has any responsibility to its users. I don’t see how it could allow this. I know there is the a lot of networks supporting VGT project. However, to me thats just an other way for them to “…not be responsible”. I can understand a network thats over run by drones or botnets but this type of thing …i don’t believe i could.

    October 29, 2008 at 1:38 pm
  • SuperStrar says:

    im allso a server owner and h should have his nuts cut off!!

    October 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm
  • pedohater says:

    i hate fucking pedophiles and i hate IRC being used as a file trading centre

    October 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm
  • Ruger45 says:

    Perhaps a dose of his own medicine before he is slowly hanged and then if he’s still moving shoot him.
    But do it right so it lasts. The hardest and most painfull and difficult thing to heal on the human body is a joint.
    Shoot him in the joints with a .22. One at a time.

    October 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm

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