Authorities used surveillance tactics developed for targeting drug dealers and terrorists.
Mr. Cox will remain in prison until he is no longer a threat to children. (Hopefully indefinitely.) After Cox's arrest on Sept. 28, 2006, authorities were able to infiltrate the chat room and collect evidence on the other members. Cox's computer had over 75,000 indecent and explicit images.
Gordon Mackintosh, tried to restart the chat room in January. He was arrested in January.
Mackintosh, 33, plead guilty to 27 charges of distributing indecent images.
There is no place for such perverts in today's society. May these gentleman spend the rest of their days behind bars with those who share their deviant vision of life.
Update 7-23-07 Thomas Lane, 57, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney for possession of child pornography. On Jan. 3, 2007, Lane pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The defendant possessed images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct and links to Child Porn internet web sites. Lane was als convicted in 1998 for receipt of child pornography. Judge McKinney imposed lifetime supervised release following Lane’s release from prison this time.
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