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Several Men Charged For Child Porn Ring, Exploited More Than 100 Girls

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Neetu Chandak Education and Politics Reporter
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The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that six men were sentenced for exploiting more than 100 girls in an international child pornography ring.

Terry Kovac, 49, Felipe Dominguez-Meija, 31, Noel Eisley, 38, Eric Robinson, 42, Bret Massey, 47, and William Phillips, 39, worked together between 2013 and 2017 to lure girls, as young as 11, through social media to unmonitored video chat websites, where they exploited them. The defendants pretended to be teenage boys interested in talking with the girls in real-time, according to the DOJ press release.

“Once the victims arrived in the chatrooms, the group — all pretending to be teenagers — worked together to build trust and convince the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct on web camera,” stated the DOJ report. “The girls were unaware that the men were making recordings, or what they dubbed ‘captures,’ of the sexual activity.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation identified 48 victims so far of the girls who were used to record thousands of sexually explicit videos. (RELATED: ISIS Sympathizer Slapped With 20 Years For Obstructing Counterterrorism Investigation)

The men were ordered varied prison sentences between 32 and 41 years, followed by five to 10 years of supervised release. All of the men are also required to pay $5,000 to each identified victim, coming to a total of $1.4 million in restitution.

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