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Leader of international porn ring is killed in prison beating

Christian Maire, the leader of an international porn ring, has been killed in a prison beating this week 

The leader of an international porn ring has been killed in a prison stabbing a month after one of his victims predicted his death. 

Married father-of-two Christian Maire was sentenced to 40 years in a Michigan prison in December for creating ‘The Bored Group’. 

Maire, 40, and eight other men who ranged in age from 34 to 47 posed as teenage boys on teen dating websites. 

They used fake pictures to lure more than 100 young girls to private online chat rooms, where they manipulated them to strip, masturbate, and perform other sex acts on camera. They even lured some victims into cutting themselves. 

Following Maire’s sentencing, one of his victims, who is now 20 years old, said: ‘He’s gonna get the hell beat out of him’. 

Her premonition turned into reality on Tuesday after Maire and one of his ‘Bored Group’ co-conspirators were attacked at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan.

Maire and one of his 'Bored Group' co-conspirators were attacked at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Michigan (pictured) on Tuesday 

Maire and one of his ‘Bored Group’ co-conspirators were attacked at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Michigan (pictured) on Tuesday 

Maire and Michael Figura, 36, were charged during what is believed to be a targeted stabbing attack, sources told The Detroit News. 

The fight involved seven prisoners total and occurred in a housing unit, according to Milan prison spokesman Dan Clore. 

Maire was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and died hours later. Three inmates, including Figura, were also seriously injured. 

Two staff members who tried to break up the fight suffered minor injuries. 

At least one attacker used a homemade knife – known as a ‘shiv’ – in the fight, a source claimed. 

Maire was sentenced to 40 years in a Michigan prison in December for creating 'The Bored Group'. He was convicted alongside eight other members of the group 

Maire was sentenced to 40 years in a Michigan prison in December for creating ‘The Bored Group’. He was convicted alongside eight other members of the group 

They used fake pictures to lure more than 100 young girls to private online chat rooms, where they manipulated them to strip, masturbate, and perform other sex acts on camera

They used fake pictures to lure more than 100 young girls to private online chat rooms, where they manipulated them to strip, masturbate, and perform other sex acts on camera

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is treating Maire’s death as a homicide.  

Authorities said the prison was placed on ‘limited operational status’ following the fight and visiting privileges were suspended.   

Mark Kriger, Maire’s lawyer, called his death a ‘horrible tragedy’. 

‘It seems something like this should have been able to be avoided,’ he added. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is treating Maire's death as a homicide

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is treating Maire’s death as a homicide

At least five other members of the sex ring are incarcerated in Milan, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

The Bored Group, who found teen girls on sites including Periscope, YouNow, and MyLOL.com, was caught by the FBI in 2017. 

All nine members, who were located across the US and Canada, were sentenced to decades in prison. 

Figura, 36, of Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 31 years in prison. Arthur Simpatico, 47, of Ontario, was sentenced to 38 years. 

Jonathan Rodriguez, 37, of Los Angeles, was sentenced to 35 years. Odell Ortega, 37, of Miami, was sentenced to 37 years 

Brett Jonathan Sinta, 36, of Hickory, North Carolina, was sentenced to 30 years. Caleb Young, 38, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was sentenced to 30 years.

Daniel Walton, 34, of Saginaw, Texas, was sentenced to 30.5 years.

Maire cried during his sentencing in Detroit last month and said he had ‘shattered so many lives’. 

‘I never thought I could sink this low,’ he said. ‘I apologize to all of my victims. I took advantage of your youth and trust and put my own selfishness above your dignity.’  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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