On Thursday, Thomas Alan Arthur, a 64- year-old Texas guy, was founded guilty by a federal jury for trafficking stories and images of child sex abuse on a site he had actually run since 1996.

Trial evidence showed that Arthur had run a website called Mr. Double considering that 1996 and began charging people to access the website two years later. The site included numerous stories about and drawings of children, babies and toddlers being raped, tortured and murdered. Arthur supposedly approved each story before it was posted and utilized the site as his sole source of income for 20 years.

Arthur had actually the site hosted on a server in the Netherlands. Dutch authorities informed U.S. authorities with additional proof used to found guilty Arthur in his three-day trial. He was collared from his home in Terlingua, Texas near Big Bend National Park at the state’s south-central border.

Thomas Alan Arthur child sex abuse arrest
Thomas Alan Arthur, a 64- year-old Texas man, was founded guilty on Thursday for trafficking stories and images of kid sex abuse because 1996.
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The effort is led by U.S. attorneys’ workplaces, the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Profanity Section and the departments’ Job Safe Youth program which works with marshals and federal, state and regional resources to better find, determine and save victims as well as to collar and prosecute individuals who exploit children through the internet. Every 9 minutes in the United States, agencies with Child Protective Solutions corroborate or discover strong proof a sign of kid sexual abuse, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Person Providers’ 2016 Child Maltreatment Survey.

One in 9 women and one in 53 young boys under the age of 18 experiences sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult, according to a 2014 research study in the Journal of Teenager Health.

In August 2015, CBS News reported that jail inmates understood for having sexual interest in minors in some cases deal with a “living hell” behind bars, typically occupying the lowest sounded of the prisoner hierarchy.

Newsweek called the Justice Department for comment.

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