Creator of World’s Largest Child Porn Site Gets 30-Year Prison Sentence*

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Creator of World’s Largest Child Porn Site Gets 30-Year Prison Sentence*

By Alberto Luperon

Steve W. Chase has gotten 30 years behind bars for creating what authorities fear was the biggest child porn site in the world. A federal judge sentenced the 58-year-old on Monday at a North Carolina court.

“Chase was the mastermind and gatekeeper of Playpen, a hidden, members-only Internet platform and a safe-haven for those looking to view and trade child pornography without detection,” said U.S. Attorney Westmoreland Rose.

“The depiction of the horrendous sexual exploitation of innocent and vulnerable children is a crime my office takes very seriously. Today’s sentence delivers a clear message that the dark web is not a safe place for those looking to possess, receive and share child pornography: This type of criminal activity will land you in jail for a long time.”

This sentence stems from a September conviction for one…

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