Online exploitation board leads to arrest of Maryland man

A man from Polson, Montana, has recently been sentenced for creating and maintaining an online child exploitation bulletin board that spanned the globe. Interestingly, at least one man from Maryland was sentenced along with this man in connection to the board. The 48-year-old man from Polson pleaded guilty to creating the Kingdom of Future Dreams online exploitation board, which provided a way for people to advertise, share and exchange child pornography.

It’s been alleged that around 40 men shared thousands of images on the board that depicted child pornography. One the men accused was the 66-year-old man from Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was sentenced in relation to the use of the board on Oct. 22, 2014. He plead guilty on a plea and received 180 months in prison and lifetime supervised release. The report states that he had to forfeit his hard drive and computers, and he will have to pay $29,859 in restitution.

The group was shut down after the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative was launched, allowing the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and others to investigate and respond to technological crimes against children.

This situation is just one of the many that you may have come across when looking up what to do after being accused of Internet crimes. Even if you’ve done something illegal, there are ways to defend yourself and laws that restrict the ways police and investigators can investigate you. If you find yourself in a difficult situation, it’s important to speak with someone who can help quickly to help protect your best interests.