Operation Round Table Child Porn Ring Busted

Authorities have announced the arrest of 14 American men who allegedly operated a members-only website that distributed approximately 2,000 child porn videos to their 27,000 subscribers.

251 child victims in 6 countries (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Belgium) have been identified so far, 243 males and 8 females. Most are aged 13-15, though there are thirtythree under 12 years of age and two aged 3.

The man who led Operation Round Table, which is part of Operation Predator, was  the DHS deputy director, Daniel Ragsdale. He said:

“Never before in the history of this agency have we identified and located this many minor victims in the course of a single child exploitation investigation.”

The man alleged to have been the primary administrator of the websites out of his home is Jonathan Johnson (27). He has been charged with operating a child exploitation enterprise. If found guilty, he faces a  sentence of not less than 20 years, possibly life.

Stanley Zdan (27) and Daniel Nolan Devor (39) entered guilty pleas for conspiracy to produce child pornography with Mr. Johnson and face 15-30 years in prison.

More than 300 investigations have been opened into potential subscribers of the website.

The 14 men who were arrested:

  • Jonathan Johnson, 27, of Abita Springs, La., charged with operating a 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
  • Vittorio Francesco Gonzalez-Castillo, 26, of Tucson, Ariz., charged with conspiracy to produce 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
  • Roy Naim, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was charged in the Eastern District of New York with conspiracy to produce child pornography, attempted sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.
  • Minh Vi Thong, 30, of Denver, Colo., was charged in the District of Colorado with production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.
  • Michael Eales, 24, of Westby, Wis., was charged in the Western District of Wisconsin with production of child pornography. He was sentenced Oct. 29, 2013, to serve two concurrent 30-year terms in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for manufacturing child pornography.
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