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
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.