5 O.C. teens ID’d as victims in child-exploitation investigation

OC REGISTER — ANAHEIM – Five teenage boys from Orange County are among more than 250 juvenile victims identified in one of the largest online child exploitation investigations ever conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division. Dubbed Operation Round Table, the investigation involved victims in 39 states and five countries, authorities said Tuesday. The Orange County victims ranged in age from 14 to 17, authorities said. Four of the victims were from Anaheim and the fifth lived in San Clemente. Fourteen people have been charged as a result of the investigation that targeted a child pornography website on what is known as the Darknet’s Onion Router – also known as Tor – which is free computer software enabling anonymity online. [Read More]