A judge sentenced Sean Fiore, 38, of Burlington, Vermont, to 27 years in prison for paying a woman in Venezuela to make videos for his sexual pleasure.
The videos showed victims being sadistically abused. At least one video showed a victim being tortured and killed on his orders and pursuant to a "script" he sent the woman. Fiore also paid a woman in Venezuela $600 to produce a video depicting the sadistic abuse of a prepubescent child. Fiore possessed videos and other images depicting the sadistic sexual abuse of other prepubescent minors.
Fiore pled guilty to conspiracy to kidnap and kill a person overseas; murder-for-hire; conspiracy to produce child pornography; and possession of child pornography.
The 39-year-old woman, originally from Colombia, is accused of sending Fiore the videos and of conspiring with him to produce child pornography. She is charged with conspiracy to murder and kidnap a person in a foreign country; conspiracy to produce child pornography; production of child pornography; and aiding and abetting the receipt of child pornography.
The woman was arrested in Colombia in September 2020, and Colombia recently approved her extradition to the United States for trial. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs "Vermont Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Murder- and Kidnap-for-Hire Scheme and Child Pornography Offenses," https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/vermont-man-sentenced-27-years-murder-and-kidnap-hire-scheme-and-child-pornography-offenses (Mar. 30, 2022).