Child Sex Trafficking and Pornography

 

An adaptation of an article written and published by Jay Greenberg @NeonNettle, on July 5, 2018.

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Skydance MacMahon, 44, of the U.S. State Department pleaded guilty to trafficking children from Canada and making more than 1,000 sexually explicit images and videos of minors, and a mother from Halifax, Canada, has been charged in connection with the case that also involves her own children. According to local news reports, police have laid more than a dozen charges against the 39-year-old woman, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victims. She has been charged with sexual crimes including multiple counts of sexual assault, interference, exploitation, and production, distribution and possession of child pornography. The woman did not seek bail and will remain in custody until her next court appearance on July 26.

Investigators say the Canadian mother was working with MacMahon as part of an international pedophile ring that was trafficking children between the US and Canada to be sold into VIP sex slavery and child pornography. According to the Department of Justice, MacMahon was streaming scenes of child sex abuse to high-paying elites over Skype. It is believed that Mr. MacMahon was abusing his position within the State Department to cover his crimes, and investigators haven’t ruled out that there may be other high-level officials involved.

According to court documents, over at least a two year period, Skydance MacMahon conspired with a Canadian adult to produce in Canada over a thousand of sexually explicit images and videos of children. The images and videos were produced under the direction of MacMahon using Skype and hidden cameras.  He distributed these image and video files to other users and consumers of child pornography by providing access to the files on his cloud storage services and also by directly sending the files to other users. In addition to images and videos MacMahon himself created, he also received and possessed thousands of images and videos of child pornography.

MacMahon is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison.  Depending on his willingness to cooperate with autorities, the penalty could be extended to a maximum of 60 years when a federal judge sentences him on October 12. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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One Response to Child Sex Trafficking and Pornography

  1. paul petit says:

    How anyone can do tis to children is beyond me.

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