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SHOTLIST:POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - March 18, 2014++SOTS SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASHES++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerald O'Farrell, Chief Inspector of United States Postal Service: "Operation Roundtable is a first-rate example of how law enforcement agencies work together to halt the abuse of child. It stems from our investigation of an offender who exploited children via the mail and in the course of the investigation, we uncovered the identity of the administrator of a secret, members-only child exploitation website. We partnered with Homeland Security investigations and sought the assistance of the Department of Justice's child exploitation and obscenity section and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to locate the predators and the victims they exploited."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Polite (PO-LEET), U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana: "Johnson's websites had over 27,000 members and Johnson frequently utilized and encouraged other members and uploaders to access popular social networking sites to search for and then locate underaged minor boys for the purpose of having them create sexually explicit videos."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Polite (PO-LEET), U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana: "Johnson and other website members and uploaders created fake female internet personas in order to entice and initiate online communications with these young boys."4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kenneth Polite (PO-LEET), U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana: "If convicted, Johnson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of not less than 20 years and a maximum sentence of life." 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gerald O'Farrell, Chief Inspector of United States Postal Service: "The arrests of these 14 individuals cannot erase the harm suffered by the more than 250 child victims we have identified in this case but it is an action that will help prevent the victimization of yet more innocent children who might otherwise have been abused." STORYLINE:Federal authorities say they've arrested 14 people in connection with an online child exploitation network that operated in the United States and overseas.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson and other officials announced the arrests Tuesday. They say the network involved roughly 250 child victims in 39 states and five countries. Most were boys between the ages of 13 and 15.Officials says Jonathan Johnson, 27, was the ringleader of the network. Stanley Zdon, III, 28, of Tuckerton, New Jersey was charged, as was Daniel Devor, age 40, of Brunswick, Georgia.Secretary Johnson says the investigation disrupted a subscription-based website of more than 27,000 members who were involved in producing and distributing child pornography images.Authorities say the alleged leader of the operation has admitted creating multiple fake female personas to entice boys to produce sexually explicit images of themselves.Eleven of the 14 defendants have been charged in Louisiana. The three remaining defendants are in other states.