An Oregon man is being held accountable for his role with an online animal abuse group that produced and distributed videos showing the mutilation, torture, and killing of monkeys for money, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon.

Following a Homeland Security investigation and a federal grand jury indictment, David Christopher Noble — a dishonorably-discharged former U.S. Air Force Officer — pleaded guilty in federal court for conspiring to send several payments to fund animal abuse videos with multiple co-conspirators overseas.

He also managed an online group to raise funds for creating and distributing animal abuse videos. In a raid of his home, investigators found approximately 50 such videos and several illegally-possessed firearms.

Noble faces a maximum five year sentence and a $250,000 fine, plus three years supervised release after he has served his time.

We are grateful to law enforcement for holding this man accountable for his actions and are hopeful that he will receive the maximum sentence for these heinous crimes.

Lady Freethinker, in cooperation with Action for Primates, has been investigating the underground world of baby monkey torture for years. We will continue working to expose and stop these horrific videos.