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Ringleader of global monkey torture network, 'The Torture King', is charged

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A ringleader in a global monkey torture network exposed by the BBC has been charged by US federal prosecutors.

Michael Macartney, 50, who went by the alias "Torture King", was charged in Virginia with conspiracy to create and distribute animal-crushing videos.

Mr Macartney was one of three key distributors identified by the BBC Eye team during a year-long investigation into sadistic monkey torture groups.

Two women have also been charged in the UK following the investigation.

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Mr Macartney, a former motorcycle gang member who previously spent time in prison, ran several chat groups for monkey torture enthusiasts from around the world on the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

The groups were used to share ideas for custom-made torture videos, such as setting live monkeys on fire, injuring them with tools and even putting one in a blender.

The ideas were then sent, along with payments, to video-makers in Indonesia who carried them out, sometimes killing the baby long-tailed macaque monkeys in the process.


Global network of sadistic monkey torture exposed
According to charging documents, Mr Macartney, who lives in the US state of Virginia, is accused by prosecutors of collecting funds from his chat groups and distributing videos depicting the "torture, murder, and sexually sadistic mutilation of animals, specifically juvenile and adult monkeys".

Mr Macartney has cooperated with investigators from the Department of Homeland Security and agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges. He will formally make a plea later this month and is facing up to five years in prison.

Speaking to the BBC Eye investigations team last year, Mr Macartney confessed to his role in the torture network, describing himself as the "king of this demented world".

"I was the man," he said. "You want to see monkeys get messed up? I could bring it to you."

Mr Macartney also described the moment he joined his first Telegram monkey group.

"They had a poll set up," he said. "Do you want a hammer involved? Do you want pliers involved? Do you want a screwdriver?"

The resulting videos were "the most grotesque thing I have ever seen", Mr Macartney said, and yet he went on to become a key player in the monkey torture groups.

The BBC understands that more charges are expected to follow soon for other key players in the monkey torture network. At least 20 people were placed under investigation last year globally, following the BBC's investigation.

Three participants have already been charged in the US, including Mr Macartney. Two torturers were arrested and jailed in Indonesia, and three women have been arrested in the UK, two of whom have been charged.

Holly LeGresley, 37, of Kidderminster and Adriana Orme, 55, of Upton-upon Severn were charged last month with publishing an obscene article and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Ms LeGresley and Ms Orme were high-profile members of the online torture groups. Ms LeGresley, who went by the screen name "The Immolator", was a moderator in a group run by Mr Macartney and was involved in commissioning some of the most extreme videos.

In the US, two others have been charged with the same counts as Mr Macartney.

David Christopher Noble, 48, a former US Air Force officer who was previously court-martialed and dismissed from the military, and Nicole Devilbiss, 35. They are both facing up to five years in prison.

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6 minutes ago, locodos said:

The groups were used to share ideas for custom-made torture videos, such as setting live monkeys on fire, injuring them with tools and even putting one in a blender.

The ideas were then sent, along with payments, to video-makers in Indonesia who carried them out, sometimes killing the baby long-tailed macaque monkeys in the process.

Can we crowd-source a big-ass blender and put him in it?

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1. How does one discover that they are a “monkey torture enthusiast?” That’s some real specific, sick shit. 


2. The picture tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this cretin.

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15 minutes ago, freyguy said:

Didn't they used to show these videos on San Antonio public access back in the day?

Yeah, I went to some 'transportation lab' or whatever the fuck it was called for some conference like 10 years ago.  And somebody said the place used to do batshit torture experiments there and the feds shut it down for awhile.  I can't remember the place or the backstory but it on the NW side of town and there was definitely talk of monkey torture.  I dunno if they used them crash test dummies or someshit but the couple stories I heard were way fucked up.  

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3 minutes ago, YGIFS said:

Yeah, I went to some 'transportation lab' or whatever the fuck it was called for some conference like 10 years ago.  And somebody said the place used to do batshit torture experiments there and the feds shut it down for awhile.  I can't remember the place or the backstory but it on the NW side of town and there was definitely talk of monkey torture.  I dunno if they used them crash test dummies or someshit but the couple stories I heard were way fucked up.  

There is a big difference between animal medical testing and having an internet poll if you want to have monkey tortured with a hammer, pliers, or a blender.

I'm not wild about the medical testing, but it is not done for sadistic joy and should have positive benefits to mankind.

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Wait, a monkey in a blender?  Thanks for the nightmare fuel asshole.  Of course, given the flags behind him...the blender is only his second dumbest decision in life.  

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And he’ll still probably be eligible to have a vote that counts as much as ours until he’s finally sentenced in 2025.  
 

if only we had a few extra dollars in this country to address mental illness.  Hmmmm.  In the meantime, I guess I’ll wait for the ballistic experts to chime in on what caliber the blender was.  

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2 minutes ago, NorthLoop said:

Pretty sure he's already a convicted felon

Well that's an awkward conversation to have with your parole officer.

"So what was it this time?  Drugs?  Assault?  Larceny?"

-Uh, I put a monkey in a blender in the name of our false god. 

"Okay.  Can you just go back out into the lobby.  I'm gonna need some time to find that page in my binders.  

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3 hours ago, locodos said:

Ringleader of global monkey torture network, 'The Torture King', is charged

 

To me this seemed so over-the-top that it seems like a piss-poor attempt at a fake Onion type article.  So I Googled it...

Not only is it real.  The BBC broke this story last June.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-65951188

The 'new' part is that he was finally charged.

 

Some people just suck.

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8 minutes ago, DigglerontheHoof said:

IMO anyone involved it this...spectators, organizers, animal wranglers...every single one of them should spend the rest of their lives in prison.  Fucking psychopaths. 

So it's wrong to beat the monkey? What if it is your monkey?

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I mean it does makes sense the person named “devilbiss” as a real last name would be involved in this…what the fuck did I just read? Sexual too? Got damn f that all that. I wonder what will happen when we put this in a blender…you really need to see that? You couldn’t just figure out how that will go? Sorry, just maddening. 

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16 minutes ago, RockyMountainHighHorn said:

I mean it does makes sense the person named “devilbiss” as a real last name would be involved in this…what the fuck did I just read? Sexual too? Got damn f that all that. I wonder what will happen when we put this in a blender…you really need to see that? You couldn’t just figure out how that will go? Sorry, just maddening. 

devillbiss makes air compressor air cleaners  and dryers. He is probably related to the company founder.

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4 hours ago, YGIFS said:

Yeah, I went to some 'transportation lab' or whatever the fuck it was called for some conference like 10 years ago.  And somebody said the place used to do batshit torture experiments there and the feds shut it down for awhile.  I can't remember the place or the backstory but it on the NW side of town and there was definitely talk of monkey torture.  I dunno if they used them crash test dummies or someshit but the couple stories I heard were way fucked up.  

You talking about Southwest Research?

 

1 hour ago, DigglerontheHoof said:

I don't torture mine, just spank it. 

What does “he” call it?

Sinner /chrisfarley

 

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1 hour ago, DigglerontheHoof said:

IMO anyone involved it this...spectators, organizers, animal wranglers...every single one of them should spend the rest of their lives in prison.  Fucking psychopaths. 

You say “prison” I say a giant “blender”

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