Feds Give Pornhub Deferred Prosecution Agreement In Sex Trafficking Case

 December 23, 2023

The federal government has agreed to drop criminal charges against Pornhub in relation to sex trafficking allegations once three years of monitoring are completed.

The Department of Justice made the announcement on the afternoon of Dec. 21.

Prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York entered a deferred prosecution agreement with Aylo, the parent company of Pornhub.

Aylo has agreed to be independently monitored for three years.

As a result of their cooperation, America's government has agreed to drop the charges against them if things go well after three years of monitoring.

"Motivated by profit, Aylo Holdings knowingly enriched itself by turning a blind eye to the concerns of victims who communicated to the company that they were deceived and coerced into participating in illicit sexual activity," said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge James Smith. "Make no mistake, any entity that engages in sexual exploitation will be held to account for the mental anguish and terror imposed on victims. I hope today’s proceedings bring a sense of justice to the victims in this case as they move forward in their lives."

As part of the agreement, Aylo has been required to pay the American government almost $2,000,000 as well as make payments to the victims of trafficking.