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Tucson man among 14 arrested in child porn sting

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An investigation called "Operation Round Table" resulted in fourteen arrests. An investigation called "Operation Round Table" resulted in fourteen arrests.
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Department of Homeland Security announced more than a dozen arrests connected to a child porn website.

A Tucson man, 26-year-old Vittorio Francesco Gonzalez-Castillo, was among the 14 suspects arrested and charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography, according to authorities.

"Operation Round Table" was called one of the largest online child exploitation investigations in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which was aided by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The investigation involved victims in 39 states and five countries.

Authorities say Gonzalez-Castillo was already facing charges for distributing child porn and now he is accused of allegedly making videos for the website.

Investigators have identified more than 200 children found in the material, most of them in the United States.

The website's primary administrator, Jonathan Johnson, 27, of Abita Springs, La., has been charged with operating a child exploitation enterprise. Authorities say he admitted to creating multiple fake female personas on popular social networks to target and sexually exploit children and to coaching other child predators in his inner circle to do the same.

Johnson has been in federal custody since his arrest June 13, 2013, and faces 20 years to life in prison.

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