Molester sentenced for child Internet porn

June 14, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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CHICAGO, June 14 (UPI) -- A former Chicago-area man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for streaming video of himself sexually molesting an infant live online.

Brian Annoreno, 35, former of Bartlett, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court for his conviction on child exploitation charges, the U.S. Justice Department said in a release.

Annoreno was one of several Chicago-area men, and more than two dozen people in the United States, Canada, England and elsewhere, who were prosecuted for participating in a private Internet "chat room" called "Kiddypics & Kiddyvids" where thousands of illegal images were traded, justice officials said.

Authorities said Annoreno and others transmitted streaming video of live molestations through online instant messenger services to participants around the world.

Annoreno, who used the name "Acidburn" on the Internet, has been in federal custody since he was arrested in January 2006. He pleaded guilty in December 2010.

Annoreno admitted that between early 2005 and early 2006, he conspired with co-defendants Gregory J. Sweezer and Lisa A. Winebrenner and others to trade images of child pornography through the "Kiddypics & Kiddyvids" chat room. Sweezer, formerly of Aurora, was sentenced in 2008 to 12 years in prison, and Winebrenner, formerly of Osceloa, Iowa, was sentenced that year to serve 14 years in prison. Another co-defendant, Alan M. Jungels, also formerly of Aurora, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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