Feds Bust Huge Online Child Porn Forum

The Department of Justice announced today it's charged 72 people who allegedly traded child porn on a private message board called Dreamboard.

If you're feeling a little too faithful in humanity today, take a look at the stomach-churning DOJ press release:

Dreamboard members were divided into groups based on status and ranking. The highest level of membership was "Super VIP.". Individuals who obtained that title had created new images of child pornography by molesting children and shared those images with the board administrators. The next level of membership was "Super VIP," which was comprised of trusted members of the website. The next level after Super VIP was the VIP rank. Individuals in the lowest level of membership were called Members. Those in the lower ranks could only access a limited quantity of child pornography on the bulletin board. The higher the rank, the more material was available to the member. Individuals advanced to higher levels of membership by providing child abuse images that the individual had produced, providing a large number of images, or providing images that had never been seen before.

The feds say that 43 people have already been arrested in the U.S. and nine others were busted abroad.

[Image of Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano via Getty]