UK Man Moderated a Child Abuse Site

~3 min read | Published on 2024-01-22, tagged Child-AbuseModeratorPedophilePleaded-Guilty using 587 words.

A convicted pedophile pleaded guilty to being a moderator of a child sex abuse site on the dark web.

Brett Saunders


Brett Saunders 50, of Swindon, believed being a "Global Moderator" at the dark web child sex abuse site was an honor. Sanders was in charge of deciding who was allowed to join the over 2000-member site.
Investigations by the NCA focused on a moderator under the username "Wetty." Wetty was in charge of running the site's guest portal. He issued or deducted reputation points to determine who was allowed to join the site. He also ensured the site’s rules were adhered to and responded to user questions.
Wetty also actively participated in discussions on the site by providing other site members with advice on how to evade detection by law enforcement.
Investigations into Wetty resulted in the identification of Saunders. The investigators executed search and arrest warrants at his residence in August 2022.
The search resulted in the seizure of several electronic devices including a laptop hidden under a sofa cushion, and a phone and hard drive hidden in an air vent.
Saunders was logged in to his account on the child abuse site on the laptop. A review of the account led to the discovery of over 3,000 posts made by Saunders. The investigators established that Saunders had uploaded 115 child abuse images and videos to the site. An additional 65,000 files of child abuse material were recovered from his devices.
When questioned, Saunders admitted he was a Global Moderator on the site and had uploaded child abuse images to the site.
Private messages recovered from his account revealed that when another member congratulated him on his promotion to Global Moderator he said, "Thank you… I must say it came as a bit of a shock to me! Not sure what I did to deserve the honor, but whatever it was I will try to keep doing it to the best of my abilities!"

Quote:NCA's, Adam Priestley
Brett Saunders was directly responsible for facilitating the sexual abuse of children. He became part of a global community of paedophiles to further his own sexual interest in children and his dedication to this platform was such that he was appointed as a moderator.
It was clear he took this role extremely seriously, investing a significant amount of time to keeping the site up and running, on top of a full-time job.
The site hosted horrific videos, images and discussions on child abuse, some of which Saunders posted himself or actively encouraged others to do so.
He did this brazenly, clearly assuming he was protected by the dark web. The NCA is focused on targeting dark websites such as these, which play a huge role in the normalization of offending. We have the capabilities to identify the highest harm offenders who try to hide in these spaces, and are committed to bringing them to justice.


After his arrest, Wiltshire Police charged Saunders with breaching the sexual harm prevention order placed on him when he was released from prison for his previous child abuse offenses.
He was found guilty of the breach and sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.
In late 2023, he was charged with a further nine counts, including facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child under 13, participating in the criminal activities of an organized crime group, distributing and making indecent images of children in categories A-C, and possessing a prohibited image of a child.
Saunders pleaded guilty to all the charges on January 19, 2024, at Swindon Magistrates Court. He will be sentenced on March 5.

Comments (37)


white african2024-01-24
725b69e7

Life in prison, doesn't deserve to live in our midst

SuckTheFuck2024-01-25
e746a6e2

He’ll only get 6 months probation with free housing and therapy after. Meanwhile someone selling MDMA / LSD is is probably in prison for 30 years

iddqd2024-02-10
307be553

Yes, definitely. Fucking left-liberal governments and their laws

cunt face2024-01-25
2736a420

sick fucker hope he dies in prison

Code name monster K2024-01-26
69bb70c9

iski maa ki chut

murderer2024-02-04
dfb2a585

waa bhaiii

:):)2024-01-26
8dd6d9e8

hope he gets raped every day of his miserable fucking life in prison

Xd++2024-02-08
9b0a5f4d

Amen

fuckped0s2024-01-27
e804d133

i hope he gets shanked in prison or raped by the guy with the biggest cock in prsion and turned out.

ped0sshoulddie2024-02-05
4c160837

we can only hope

Fred2024-01-27
213ff728

"Investigations into Wetty resulted in the identification of Saunders." What does this mean? How did they actually de-anonymize him?

Lowbama2024-02-03
89307968

All kind of de-anonymization techniques are available. Could be exploits/malware for high profile cases. Social engineering so he reveals information to pin down the search for him. Could be simple mistakes like posting information about himself even. Last but not least, NCA, FBI every other 3 letter agency by now should be capable to some degree of traffic confirmation/analysis attacks. This is not particularly new, the only question is, is it feasible to pull off for a wider area on the darknet or only used to catch fuckers using such sites. But since all 3 letter agencies are very reluctant revealing their de-anonymization techniques we will never now for sure.

IDGAF2024-01-27
c1971eeb

Where can I find infant pornography? Spent a week n still didn't find anything

kysNOW2024-01-29
283af90b

By going to your nearest hardware store, buying a rope and learning to tie the dead mans knot since you cant seem to do anything else in life.

Violeth2024-01-30
4c178884

what kind of sick fuck are ya fucking disgrace on men

Waterninjas2024-01-31
3f626a4a

Naah ur a sick fuck

noneofyourbusinnes2024-02-02
aed6f1f2

i'm saying this with all my heart:kill urself

PedosShouldGetRaped2024-02-05
c1b31b02

Kill yourself you sick fuck. I dare you to say this kind of shit when you aren't protected by the darkweb you pussy. You are definitely a sick fucking loser with no life, do yourself and the world a favor by killing your pathetic self.

unknownst4r2024-02-05
3a88ad7a

ive got something in your interested …

KATTTT2024-02-05
5583cd09

stop with the pathetic little rage bait you sick cunt. i dare you to hang yourself

citizen12024-02-07
d521e3a4

in infantry

memememe2024-01-28
953d71cd

He will serve his time at The Verne Portland Dorset where all UK pedos are sent - he'll be out in 2 years guaranteed!

NSFW2024-01-29
85da7aac

I hope in prison he will be abused like the kids in daisy video

fucK the masseS2024-01-30
5c406ddc

He is going to get shanked.... and may the man holding the knife get freed

rimmer2024-01-31
a46331b5

like the others they will be released and go to live in thailand...

MrRobot2024-02-02
eb1b20d3

His going to get shanked well being raped those people in prison are going to do to him what he did to those innocent children

Rogue2024-02-03
d79e2f53

It's really scary to hear about tor users being caught, plus Adam Priestley added that they have the capabilities to identify people hiding in these spaces, meaning the darknet. Tor is no longer useful guys.

KATTTT2024-02-05
30875bf8

yeah, not safe for fucking pedo wronguns who deserve to be publicly hanged lmao.

ForeverVirgin2024-02-08
db39343a

Pedoshill lmao

Texas2024-02-11
bf4622a1

or they can be bluffing

stadankoe2024-02-06
a8297a52

GL Tuff Guy

cole tchumak2024-02-09
134b0b47

yeah real tuff guy

/KO/2024-02-11
f5ecda07

lmao rip bozo

pussydestroyer20002024-02-13
1225a8b8

fuck him rest in shit hopes he gets raped while getting stabbed and he chokes on his own barf + blood

jk 222024-02-19
00b35461

Burn in hell

y2klol2024-02-22
4490997e

Average pedofile sentenced 5 years in prison while a drug dealer gets 20 years in prison for dealing and then no job or house for the rest of his life. WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS SOCIETY OMG

Mikey2024-02-22
de3e189d

Two years?! Are you serious?