Man Sought in Global Internet Child Porn Ring Might Be in Connecticut

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    A man in Connecticut might be an administrator in an online child porn ring.

    Federal agents who have been working on one of the largest online global child exploitation investigations in history believe the last person they are looking for in the case is a Connecticut man named Shaun. 

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division has been running the investigation, Operation Round Table, and they are asking for the public’s help to further identify the man.

    Based on clues, federal special agents believe he has degrees in electrical engineering and construction management, is proficient with computer programming, works construction management and travels out of town regularly.

    Authorities have identified 251 minor victims in 39 states, including Connecticut, and five foreign countries.

    In March, 14 people suspected of producing and distributing child pornography were arrested. Authorities now believe “Shaun” is the only remaining person suspected of running is the site.

    He is known to go by “Rnold” and “Rnold Kvistniak,” according to a wanted poster from ICE. Authorities believe his real name might be Shaun, and he might be between 40 and 50 years old.  

    He might previously have worked as a director of IT or information security.

    Federal authorities believe he might also have a family member living in Hamburg, Germany, whom he intended to visit in late spring.

    If you have any information to help with the investigation, call the toll-free HSI Tip Line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or fill out the online tip form.

    Tips can also be submitted through ICE’s Operation Predator smartphone app.

    Do not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.

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