On Wednesday, sex chat website Kink.com reported that it had discovered thousands of sex chats among a select group of adult chatrooms that were posted on its website between March 2013 and March 2014.
The site was first exposed to the public by former Kink employee David Eichinger in 2015, and the revelations led to a crackdown by the company, which was later acquired by technology giant AOL.
On Thursday, a spokesperson for Kink told TechCrunch that the company is investigating the allegations, but declined to comment further.
The new revelations come after a spate of recent revelations in the industry.
In July, for example, it was revealed that one man had been convicted of sexually abusing young boys.
In March, a report from the British news site The Guardian said that the United States was considering legislation to criminalize child sex trafficking, and in November, the Justice Department announced that it was looking into the use of social networking platforms to facilitate the sexual exploitation of minors.
While Kink says the site does not condone any of the alleged crimes committed by the anonymous chatters, its report highlights the risks of the sites for victims.
The company has not responded to our request for comment.