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Alleged Anonymous hacker deported back to the U.S.

Alleged Anonymous hacker Matt DeHart was deported back to the U.S. on Sunday.

He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of child pornography charges, according to the National Post. DeHart claims that he came across sensitive government documents uploaded to a server of his during his time as a member of the hacktivist collective Anonymous. The documents detailed a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigation into Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) practices.

After deleting the files, DeHart said the police came to search his family's home for child pornography.

He is charged with allegedly posing as a teenage girl to trick teenage boys into sending explicit photos and videos of themselves.

DeHart sought asylum in Canada based off his claim that U.S. agents tortured him when looking into Anonymous hackers and WikiLeaks.  

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