A Homestead, Florida man was sentenced today in federal court in Miami to 36 months in prison for surreptitiously producing and distributing pornographic audio and video recordings of himself engaging in sexual activity with multiple men.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, and Special Agent in Charge Mark Selby of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Miami Field Office, made the announcement today. Deneumostier was arrested in July 2018 and has been held in custody since then.
Bryan Deneumostier, 34, a national of Peru, also known by the screen name “susanleon33326,” was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonga of the Southern District of Florida. Judge Altonga also ordered Deneumostier to serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Deneumostier pleaded guilty in September 2018 to two counts of illegal interception of oral communications.
According to admissions made in connection with his plea and evidence presented at the sentencing hearing, Deneumostier assisted in the operation of a subscription-based pornography website called “straightboyz.net.” The site offered for streaming approximately 619 “hook up” videos that depicted sexual activity between Deneumostier and other men. The defendant had surreptitiously made audio and video recordings of the sexual encounters, without the victims’ knowledge or consent. In many of the videos, the individuals, at Deneumostier’s direction, wore a blindfold and restraints and could not see the defendant or the room (or recording equipment) in which they were located. Deneumostier later sold the “hook up” videos to a third party located overseas and caused them to be posted onto the website.
In many cases, in order to find men for his surreptitious recordings, Deneumostier would use social media accounts or Craigslist to post that he would be hosting sexual parties or encounters at his residence. In several of these advertisements, Deneumostier would state he was either a man looking for men (m4m), a transvestite looking for men (t4m), or a woman looking for men (w4m). In most advertisements he stated he was looking for “young sexy guys.”
The indictment and plea agreement refer to four known victims whose identities are being withheld to protect their privacy. Deneumostier admitted that he recorded himself engaging in sexual activity with approximately 150 men whom were featured on his website and that approximately 80 of those did not know that he was recording them; one of the victims recorded was a blindfolded 16-year-old male.
The investigation was conducted by HSI. Senior Trial Attorney Mona Sedky of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Cary Aronovitz of the Southern District of Florida prosecuted the case.
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