Child Abuse Site Creator Jailed for 30 Years

The man who came up with what’s being viewed as the globe’s largest web platform dealing in child molestation imagery will now serve a thirty year jail term. Steven Chase launched the Playpen website on the Tor browser back in early 2014. With just one year in operation, it amassed an astonishing one fifty thousand users while also being home to more than fifty thousand explicit images and videos. The FBI have mentioned that closing Playpen paved way to the rescue of around three hundred abused children.

Chase was arrested after the IP address of the server hosting Playpen was revealed accidentally. Police officers from foreign nations quickly used the mistake to unravel the location of the site’s managing firm, after which they alerted the FBI. The FBI on the other hand conducted an unmasking operation on the organization, and subsequently tracked down Chase together with his supporting personnel. The platform was also kept running for two weeks to identify and detain users who partook in child abuse or distributed relative material.

Reference

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39844265

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