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Mar 18, 2014 8:17 PM

Tucson man one of 14 arrested in major child porn sting

WASHINGTON - Fourteen men, including one from Tucson, have been arrested by federal agents in an international child porn bust that involved victims from 39 states and 5 countries.

Vittorio Francesco Gonzalez-Castillo, 26, is charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography. He and the other suspects are charged with operating a child porn website on the Darknet's Tor service.

The website's primary administrator, Jonathan Johnson, 27, of Abita Springs, La., has been charged with operating a child exploitation enterprise.

He admitted to creating multiple fake female personas on popular social networks to target and sexually exploit children and to coaching other child predators in his inner circle to do the same. Jonathan Johnson has been in federal custody since his arrest June 13, 2013, and faces 20 years to life in prison.

The underground website was a hidden service board on the Tor network and operated from about June 2012 until June 2013, at which time the site contained more than 2,000 videos and had more than 27,000 members. The website shared webcam-captured videos of mostly juvenile boys enticed by the operators of the site to produce sexually explicit material. Tor enables online anonymity, directing Internet traffic through a volunteer network consisting of thousands of relays to conceal a user's location.

The investigation was dubbed ‘Operation Round Table' and began with the arrest of Jonathan Johnson by USPIS and HSI. Further computer forensic analysis by HSI revealed Jonathan Johnson to be the creator and administrator of the underground website. Ten additional individuals have been arrested and charged in the Eastern District of Louisiana as the primary operators, contributors and producers of material for the child exploitation enterprise:

Daniel Nolan Devor, 39, of Brunswick, Ga., charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, distribution of child pornography and receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors

• John C. Foster, 44 of Tipp City, Ohio, charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors
• Aung Gaw aka Michael Gaw, 25, of Fremont, Calif., charged with receipt of child pornography
• Sean Jabbar, 32, of Minneapolis, Minn., charged with receipt of child pornography
• Christopher Jamieson, 30, of Douglassville, Ga., charged with receipt of child pornography
• Andrew Korpal, 29, of Granger, Ind., charged with receipt of child pornography
• Nicholas Saine, 27, of Seattle, Wash., charged with receipt of child pornography
• Christopher Schwab, 25 of New Orleans, charged with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and receipt of child pornography
• Stanley Zdon, III, 27, of Tuckerton, N.J., charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography

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