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Texas man who ran child sex abuse website for 20 years sentenced to 40 years in prison
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SAN ANTONIO – A Texas man who ran a website with stories of child sex abuse for more than 20 years has been sentenced to prison.

Thomas Alan Arthur, 65, was convicted in January for running the Mr. Double website, starting in 1996.

Court records say the website would publish stories Arthur approved detailing child sex abuse, including rape, torture and murder of infants and toddlers. Evidence showed Arthur reviewed and approved the content, which at times included drawings.

Arthur was shown to have turned the website into an income in 1998, charging customers for admission. The FBI took the website offline in Nov. 2019 during a search warrant at his Terlingua, Texas home.

Court records say two women also came forward during investigation, saying Arthur sexually assaulted them.

The first woman said he drugged an adult woman who lived with him, sexually assaulted her and recorded it on video back in 1992.

Another woman said she was molested when she was four or five in the 1980’s, she was the daughter of a friend.

Arthur will spend the next 40 years in prison for charges related to the website and will spend three years after in supervised release, along with a $50,000 fine.

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