Granger man charged in connection with child pornography ring sentenced

Federal officials called the child exploitation investigation in March one of the largest in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 7:42 a.m.

A Granger man who was one of 14 men charged in March in connection with an international child pornography ring was sentenced Thursday, June 12.

Andrew Korpal, 29, was sentenced to eight years and a month in an Arkansas prison, The Elkhart Truth’s news partner WNDU reported.

Korpal will also spend 12 years on probation and will be required to participate in an approved sex offender treatment program. Korpal will also have to comply with all federal, state and local sex offender laws.

Korpal was charged with receipt of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to his charge in March and agreed to a sentence of no more than 20 years in prison. 

The 14 men involved operated an underground website that victimized 251 minors between between 13 and 15 year olds in 39 states and five countries.

The website was on Darknet’s Onion Router, which allows users to browse anonymously. The site had more than 27,000 members.

WNDU reports that Korpal was also charged back in 2012 with possessing and distributing child porn in Wisconsin.

Read WNDU’s full story here.

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