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Medford man charged in child porn ring

A 55-year-old Medford man is one of 12 men indicted in a large-scale child pornography ring that distributed more than 400,000 pictures and videos of children engaged in sexual activities, officials said.

Ruble Keys, who lives in the 100 block of Berrydale Avenue, faces several felony counts in connection with the ring, with members across the nation, police said.

Attempts to reach Keys on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

FBI and international authorities called the online ring, which was encrypted to keep investigators out, one of the most sophisticated child pornography operations in recent memory.

The men were charged with engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy, advertisement of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, receipt of child pornography and obstruction of justice. They were: Michael Berger, 33, of Mechanicsville, Va.; James Freeman, 47, of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; Gary Lakey, 54, of Anderson, Ind.; Marvin Lambert, 33, of Indianapolis; Neville McGarity, 40, of Medina, Texas; John Mosman, 46, of Waterbury, Conn.; Warren Mumpower, 63, of Spokane, Wash.; Raymond Roy, 54, of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Erik Wayerski, 46, of Round Rock, Texas; Warren Weber, 56, of Boise, Idaho; Ronald White, 59, of Burlington, N.C.

Additionally, two other men were charged in connection with the ring but not included in the indictment.