Creator of ‘world’s largest kiddie-porn site’ gets 30 years in prison as police arrest 900 suspected users and rescue hundreds of exploited children

Steven W. Chase, 58, of Naples, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years on multiple child- pornography and child-exploitation charges

Steven W. Chase, 58, of Naples, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years on multiple child- pornography and child-exploitation charges

A man who federal prosecutors said was the creator and lead administrator of what’s thought to be the world’s largest child-pornography website has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, the FBI announced Friday.

Steven W. Chase, 58, of Naples, Florida, was sentenced this week in a federal courtroom in North Carolina on multiple child- pornography and child-exploitation charges.

Chase created a website called Playpen in August 2014 on Tor, an open network on the internet where users can communicate anonymously through ‘hidden service’ websites, the FBI said.

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