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Another “Welcome to Video” User Pleaded Guilty in Pennsylvania

Anthony Bellisario, 57, admitted using Welcome to Video, a so-called “child pornography market,” to purchase and download thousands of videos featuring child abuse content. He also uploaded content in return for access to free videos on the site.

Welcome to Video, according to the Department of Justice, was the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. The site was run by Jong Woo Son, 25, of South Korea, from June 2015 to March 2018. An international investigation led to Son’s arrest on March 5, 2018. He served two years in prison and completed his sentence in April 2020.

A picture of The seizure banner displayed on the Welcome to Video onion service

The seizure banner displayed on the Welcome to Video onion service

During the investigation, law enforcement identified 250,000 unique videos. The videos helped authorities discover and rescue of 23 victims. Investigators have been examining the blockchain for transactions associated with the site’s Bitcoin address that received more than 420 Bitcoins from users of Welcome to Video.

Blockchain analysis helped investigators identify many of suspected users of the site in the United States. Investigators, according to court documents, identified Bellisario as one of the many people who sent money to the Welcome to Video payment address. He paid for 1,673 videos using Bitcoin. He also uploaded unique content in exchange for access to free video on the site, an offense that raised base offense level from 22 to 27. The type and quantity of the videos helped the government raise Bellisario’s offense level to 40.

Bellisario provided law enforcement officers from Homeland security Investigations with much of the information used in the criminal complaint. For example:

BELLISARIO stated he usually views child pornography when he is under the influence of drugs, namely cocaine. BELLISARIO was asked if he currently had any narcotics in the residence, to which he stated, “yes, in my dresser drawer, they have probably already found it.”

During the execution of the search warrant, investigators discovered two laptops. Between the two laptops, investigators found more than 1,000 unique videos.

Bellisario pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of knowingly accessing child pornography with intent to view it. The first charge carries a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. The offense level’s increase from 22 to 40 points will significantly increase his sentence. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2021.

18 Comments
niggerwhat
7f7473c0 Fri, Aug 21, 2020

The offense level’s increase from 22 to 40 points will significantly increase his sentence. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2021.

fuck this mean

niggathis
c8558c20 Sun, Aug 30, 2020

Look up the federal sentencing guidelines. If he has no prior criminal record, that changes the suggested range that the judge should choose from as somewhere between 41 months and 51 months in federal prison, to now somewhere between 292 months and 365 months.

See what happens when you use Google?

Stefen
0422ca00 Fri, Aug 21, 2020

We like DNM and all like market and all.. When it come to child pron it will really need to stop.

joon suk poon
716d8600 Fri, Aug 21, 2020

this joon suk woo fellow gets just 2 years? fucked up world we live in

spread for bubba
1008a550 Fri, Aug 21, 2020

i have little sympathy for pedos to be honest. unlike people using DNMs to buy drugs that will only hurt themselves every single picture and video is the result of a child's innocence being stolen from them. that being said nobody should serve more than 5 years in prison if they've never actually touched a real child. i remember reading about some guy in arizona who got a life sentence for having CP on his computer. people who rape and murder other people get out in 15-20 years all the time but for this guy they locked him up and threw away the key. kind of ridiculous. also the guy who ran the site getting a 2 year sentence is crazy as well while others probably will get 5 to 10 times that.

kidsfuckmmkay
1cefb010 Fri, Aug 21, 2020

You can get less of a sentence for fucking a kid than having a picture of a kid fucking someone else. Its not to protect the little ones, its just to attack the pedos for liking kids.

True
fd022200 Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Finally someone who understood it.

Its the stupid society seeing this as non-natural.
Thats why they want to purge it because they are afraid that a pedophile might be their neighbor.

Brain detected
45142520 Sat, Aug 22, 2020

Finally someone who understood it.

Its the stupid society seeing this as non-natural.
Thats why they want to purge it because they are afraid a pedophile might be their neighbor.

think logicallyu
0da51ff0 Sat, Aug 22, 2020

You need to think logically about this and stop being a bunch of emotional whores. The only way to truly know if our privacy is respected for whatever system out there that claims is private is to do bad things. If you can't understand the sacrifice then you are too dumb for me to care about your opinion.

se7en busted
37259e90 Sat, Aug 22, 2020

holy shit guys se7en was busted in phildelphia

Name or Alias
ae808b40 Sun, Aug 23, 2020

What kind of bullshit is this? you get 2 years for setting up a whole peto network destroying thousands of lives, but you have some LSD and get 10 years. This shit makes me mad.

umm
9631cbe0 Sun, Aug 23, 2020

The big takeaway here is that they used blockchain analysis alone to build a case. Wonder if they would put forth the same effort tracing alpha bay or other seized sites.

MonopolyOfficial
19284380 Sun, Aug 23, 2020

You may be on to something there umm ;)

PS I hit cannahome again with a dump for anyone interested

J3W$did911
7ecb1f10 Tue, Aug 25, 2020

bullshit its wayyyy easier than any of you even realize. PRISM :D

fef
296747b0 Mon, Aug 24, 2020

All asians are chomos that why the admin got only years the guy that sentenced him was probably a user of is site too

LookIntoHBiden
0b494680 Mon, Aug 24, 2020

k!3E

Hate Pedos
36f9be10 Wed, Aug 26, 2020

"During the investigation, law enforcement identified 250,000 unique videos. The videos helped authorities discover and rescue of 23 victims" Can't believe the amount of videos they were, but at least 23 victims were rescued.

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