Four Americans, nabbed in a two-year investigation into an international online child pornography ring, were sentenced in federal court in Indiana Friday, according to the federal Department of Justice.
Michael Barrata, 49, of Sacramento, CA, Scott Van Dorp, 51, of Nashville, IN, William Watkins, 39, of Lake Worth, FL, and March Beren Reeder, 33, of Harrisburg, PA, were part of a sophisticated, password-protected Internet bulletin board group, which allowed members to meet like-minded individuals with a sexualized interest in children, to discuss that interest and to trade images of child pornography, authorities said.
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