Owner Of A San Francisco Based Web Hosting Service Has Been Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Advertising The Sale Of Child Porn

Owner Of A San Francisco Based Web Hosting Service Has Been Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison For Advertising The Sale Of Child Porn(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A Japanese man who owned a San Francisco based Web hosting company has been arrested for advertising the sale of child pornography on a Japanese website, reports San Jose Mercury News.

Kimihiko Makino, 40, was arrested and indicted in July 2012 while visiting the U.S, in which he pleaded guilty on June 24, 2013 to advertising child pornography.

The Japanese site, Daio, contained thousands of graphic images of children being sexually abused, most under the age of eight.

According to the Mercury News’s report, 10 others associated with Daio have been arrested and charged by Japanese officials.

Makino has been sentenced to 20 year in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution fees to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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