Former nurse gets 27 years for sick torture video of enslaved child

Sean Fiore, 38, of Burlington was sentenced today in United States District Court in Burlington to 27 years in prison following his guilty pleas to the following charges: murder for hire, conspiracy to kidnap and murder a person overseas, conspiracy to produce child pornography, and possession of child pornography.  

U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered Fiore to serve a lifetime term of supervised release, pay restitution to nine victims of his crimes, and to pay a $400 special assessment.

According to court records, in September 2018, Fiore, described as a former nurse living in Vermont, communicated over WhatsApp with a woman who was in Venezuela.  Both used aliases.  The WhatsApp communications were about Fiore’s interest in purchasing a video depicting the torture of a kidnapped child, who was referred to as a “slave.”  

Fiore ultimately paid $600 in Amazon gift cards for the video.  Fiore sent specific instructions on what abuse he wished to see inflicted on the child. On October 3, 2018, Fiore received a hyperlink to a video file depicting sadistic abuse of a prepubescent boy consistent with Fiore’s specifications.     

Fiore and the woman subsequently used WhatsApp to discuss Fiore’s desire to purchase another video which showed the torture and killing of another kidnapped “slave.”  Fiore sent specifications for the types of physical abuse, humiliation, and manner of death he wished to see in the video.  

In December 2018, Fiore agreed to pay $4,000 for the second video. In April 2019, Fiore received a hyperlink to a 58-minute video file depicting the requested sadistic abuse and possible death of an adult male. 

Fiore also possessed videos and other images depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including depictions of sadistic sexual abuse. 

United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest said, “It is difficult to imagine more depraved conduct than that of Sean Fiore. We are grateful for the tremendous support and teamwork provided by Homeland Security Investigations and Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force during the investigation of this case. These investigators were indispensable in uncovering Fiore’s heinous crimes. We are also thankful for our Department of Justice partners, including the DOJ Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, the DOJ Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, and the DOJ Office of International Affairs, who helped bring Fiore to justice. This office along with its partners will continue to prioritize protecting the vulnerable and prosecuting dangerous offenders such as Fiore.” 

“The defendant paid for and scripted unspeakably vile and horrific videos of a child being tormented, and an adult sadistically abused,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “This prosecution, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont and Homeland Security Investigations, sends a clear message that these reprehensible acts will not go unanswered or unpunished.”  

“Fiore committed some of the darkest, most heinous deeds humanity can imagine,” said Special Agent in Charge Matthew Millhollin for Homeland Security Investigations in New England. “Today’s sentence ensures that he will be locked away, unable to repeat the depraved crimes he has admitted to. We are grateful to our partners here in Vermont and around the world who worked tirelessly alongside us to investigate and prosecute this case.”  

Moraima Escarlet Vasquez Flores, 39, of Colombia, the woman accused of sending Fiore the videos and of conspiring with him to produce child pornography, 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.  Vasquez Flores was arrested in Colombia on September 18, 2020, and the government is seeking her extradition to the United States. 

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  1. One case of many and this State has a number of these evil creeps. Not only Weiner’s laptop, Hunter’s laptop, but many, many more store all the evidence and connections. Who is involved and at what levels? We will find out. Many people’s minds will shatter when they find out how much of it goes on right here in Vermont every day and who is connected to it.

  2. Courageous Cathy O’Brien, a former sex slave for the elite and powerful and ‘run’ by US sitting presidents and their henchment (Cheney for starters), wrote an extremely uncomfortable read, called THE TRANCE FORMATION OF AMERICA, which exposes our own Vermont senator as being a part of this pedophilia and human trafficking cabal. Named.

    For this NOT to be exposed until now takes a massive amount of money, collaboration, graft, blackmail, and ‘made men and women’ who go along to get along, or get into office, picked and chosen.

    We are run by addicts and pedophiles.
    And their sycophants are embedded in every aspect of our society making sure they have access to the babies, children and women (and boys) who are used to traffic secrets between heads of state.

    Read it.
    But be warned – its VERY uncomfortable – for the simple fact that we have ALL participated in covering this up.

    This guy was part of a MUCH bigger network – likely groomed from childhood.
    If asked, there is very likely a sordid tale of coercian, bullying, and blackmail – if not slavery as a child.
    This stuff does not pop out of thin air.

    Its a slap on the wrist though.
    He should get his ya ya’s and his eyes and hands cut off – Roman law.

  3. Future Supreme Court Justice Ketanji would tell us it’s OK because it was ordered through the internet, and give them the lightest possible sentences. They’re just misunderstood people, you bigot.

  4. Wow, that’s bad. Let’s hope he receives some real justice from Bubba. And thank God the Feds still pick up the pieces where Sarah George fails.

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