The FBI announced the indictment of 16 suspects in an alleged child pornography ring. They are believed to be a part of an internet based forum called "Lost Boy."
U.S. Atty. Andre Birotte Jr. said, "This network was reserved for your most serious traders of child pornography and boy lovers." According to the Los Angeles Times, the men were allowed into the site by posting graphic photos of child pornography. They had to continue posting photos to maintain access.
One disturbing image included a picture of a 9-year-old boy with Down Syndrome being abused.
The group is charged with the "advertisement, transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography."
What a disturbing and terrible situation.