A man from Franklin, Ohio, was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges linked to the darkweb child abuse forum “Playpen.” The man lost his battle against the government after a judge ruled that the government’s malware was a legal warrantless search.
Playpen Member Enters Guilty Plea in New York Court
Kevin Safford, age 33, of Amsterdam, New York, pled guilty today to possessing child pornography and to accessing a child pornography web site available only through an anonymous Internet network.
DoJ: PlayPen Member Sentenced to Prison in Connecticut
Michael Bauer, a 37-year-old from North Branford, Connecticut, was sentenced to 35 months in prison and an even longer stretch of time on supervised release.
Playpen Member "Amoura" Gets Nine Years in Prison
Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, announced that Carl Jack Hall, 51, of Asheville, North Carolina, was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Hall used Playpen under the username “Amoura,” according to evidence provided by the FBI.