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Six men who tortured gay teens and posted the footage online have been jailed

Six men who tortured gay teens and posted the footage online have been jailed
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This image posted to the “Occupy Pedophilia” group on, depicts group members “Lion Fancy” (left) and Mikhail Krasnov (right) standing over an unidentified victim.

Gay Star News reports that six members of Russian hate group Occupy Pedophilia have been jailed.

The group gained notoriety for posting videos online that featured the torture of gay teenagers, many of whom were later driven to suicide. Nine men were arrested in the Russian region of Ural in connection with the crimes.

Related: Russian extremists using social media to capture and attack LGBT youth

The group manipulated several young men by inviting them on “dates,” where the victims would be captured, taken to the woods or an apartment, and tortured and humiliated while being filmed on videotape.

According to Gay Star News, one picture features a teenager in his underwear, forced to hold a sex toy whole his abductors grin and pose. Another video captures a black gay teenager being force-fed watermelon while thugs scream “Fags should die.”

Foudned by Maxim Martsinkevich, Occupy Pedophilia spawned numerous copycat groups throughout Russia, and claimed they were merely in existence to “identify and report pedophiles.”

Related: Russian anti-gay extremist sentenced to five years in penal colony

The founder is currently in jail for “hooliganism.”

Nine members of the group have been found guilty of at least 19 attacks against gays. They’ve been found guilty of everything from death threats to torture to nflicting “moderate damage to health.”

None have been found guilty of being involved in an extremist group.

Six of the men received from three to six years in prison.

The other three received suspended sentences.

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