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  • 'Glee' star Salling pleads not guilty in child porn case

    06/04/2016 8:37:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 4, 2016 | Anthony Mccartney
    An actor who starred on the musical dramedy "Glee" pleaded not guilty to federal pornography charges Friday and had his internet usage and travel severely restricted.
  • Rape photos (child porn) found in donated bag; man now charged

    06/01/2016 6:26:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | wowk
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a central Ohio man was arrested and charged after several photos of him sexually abusing a child were found inside a tote bag that was donated to a thrift store. Police say Salvation Army employees in Columbus found dozens of Polaroid pictures in a plastic donation bin that showed a man molesting a child. Police say they identified Gary Sovie because the bag also contained pieces of his mail. Grove City police say Sovie admitted he was in the photos and that they were taken about 16 years ago.
  • NSA Silent on Spies’ Child Porn Problem

    05/07/2016 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06 May 2016 | Shane Harris
    The government’s cyber spying outfit has an ‘unbelievable’ child porn problem. But the NSA can’t—or won’t—say how often it finds such criminal images on its workers’ computers. Two senior U.S. intelligence officials said recently that defense and intelligence employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their work computers and devices, and that child porn has been found on the systems of the National Security Agency, the country’s biggest intelligence organization. But the NSA, which is responsible for keeping tabs on its own computers as well as military and intelligence agency networks, cannot say just how many times employees...
  • Hurlburt [AFB INTEL] employee charged with child pornography [FL]

    03/18/2016 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.nwfdailynews.com ^ | Updated Mar 17, 2016 at 5:04 PM | By KELLY HUMPHREY
    A member of Hurlburt Field’s intelligence squadron is facing charges that he committed federal child pornography crimes on the base using his work computer. Douglas J. Plate, 53, of Navarre, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Pensacola on Thursday after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receipt, possession and access with intent to view child pornography. According to a press release from U.S. Department of Justice, the indictment alleges that between August 2014 and December 2015, Plate knowingly received, possessed and accessed child pornography on his home computer. In addition, the indictment stated that between...
  • Child pornography scandal at suburban Maryland school widens

    02/23/2016 4:22:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/23/16
    Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against a school volunteer in a widening child pornography investigation at a suburban Maryland elementary school that involves students ranging from 9 to 11 years old. United States Attorney Rod Rosenstein said 22-year-old Deonte Carraway is charged with eight counts of federal violations for the production of child pornography, in addition to state charges. The new charges detail allegations that Carraway engaged in sex acts with children, and also directed them to perform sex acts he recorded on video.
  • Elementary School Volunteer Admits To Making Child Porn (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 6:11:26 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | February 9, 2016 | Linh Bui
    A volunteer teacher’s assistant at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, police say 22-year-old Deonte Carraway used his position to prey on children. “We believe that Carraway targeted his young victims and videotaped vile sexual acts between minors during the school day on school grounds,” said an official. Carraway faces 10 counts of felony child pornography, among other charges.
  • ‘Law & Order’ director Jace Alexander pleads guilty to child porn charges

    01/22/2016 11:17:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/20/16 | AP
    <p>A television director with credits on “Law & Order” and other shows has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.</p> <p>Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 51-year-old Jason (Jace) Alexander pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing an obscene performance by a child.</p>
  • Court overturns convictions for online sex chatter with minors

    01/15/2016 12:59:21 PM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | January 14, 2016 | David Scott
    Did you know it’s perfectly legal in Texas for an adult to send sexually explicit communications to minors online, as long as there is no clear intent to harm the child? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has just overturned the prison convictions of seven men who did just that. They were serving sentences of two years to life, and now many more are also expected to be freed. It’s because the courts overturned a 2005 law that jailed such people, and now local parents and lawmakers are scrambling to protect the kids. The courts say anyone convicted before 2015...
  • Manhattan dentist arrested for child porn & accused of trying to spread HIV... once an AIDS activist

    11/21/2015 3:06:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2015 | Daily Mail Online Reporter and Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
    John Wallace Wolf was arrested on Friday for sharing child pornography and intentionally trying to spread HIV The 59-year-old was ironically an AIDS activist who had previously fought for the rights of people with HIV In 1998, he took a fellow Manhattan dentist to court alleging he had discriminated against people with HIV Wolf was investigated by the FBI after a meth dealer who was arrested last March became an informant for the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office Wolf claimed to be HIV positive and 'at times punctured holes in condoms in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV virus...
  • [Former Md Gov Martin] O'Malley campaign chair in Va. arrested on child pornography charges

    10/10/2015 3:38:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 10/9/15 | Erin Cox
    Former governor Martin O'Malley's presidential campaign severed ties with the chair of his election effort in Virginia this week after the man was arrested on child pornography charges. Michael C. Teegarden, 51, faces two counts of felony possession of child pornography, charges brought by the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Authorities said they got a tip that a computer at Teegarden's home in the suburbs north of Richmond was being used to trade illicit images online. On Twitter, Teegarden's identified himself as "O'Malley for President 2016, Virginia Chair. Relatively hip dad." He actively tweeted about the campaign. Hanover County Sheriff's officials...
  • Former Mrs. Orange County charged with forcing female relative, 4, into child porn to sell to Marine

    10/09/2015 3:17:05 PM PDT · by windcliff · 18 replies
    MyNewsLA.com ^ | 10=9-15 | Deborah Sklar
    A former Mrs. Orange County was charged Friday with using a 4-year-old relative to make child pornography and selling it to a Marine stationed in Southern California, authorities said. Meghan Breanna Alt, 25, of Irvine, being held on $100,000 bail, was charged with a count of possession and control of child pornography and three counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14, all felonies. She also faces a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted at trial, Alt could face up to 14 years and eight months in prison and be ordered to...
  • Guardsman pleads guilty to making child porn

    09/10/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    A Minnesota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to getting a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos while he was deployed in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Andrew Schiller, 28, of Lakeville pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of producing child pornography. Sentencing has not been scheduled.
  • Subway's Jared Fogle Faces Up to 12 Years on Sex Charges

    08/19/2015 10:09:16 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 64 replies
    Forward ^ | 08/19/2015 | Reuters
    Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Federal Judge Mark Dinsmore must now review a plea deal Fogle’s attorneys reached with prosecutors and decide whether to accept it. Fogle was released and must wear an electronic monitoring device pending his next court appearance. Under the deal, Fogle would serve between five and 12 years in prison, pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, register as a sex offender and meet other conditions.
  • Biker Authority Arrested [Waco]

    08/03/2015 7:22:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 33 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | August 1, 2015
    Widely quoted “outlaw biker authority” James F. Quinn has been charged with nine felony counts of possession of child pornography. Quinn is a former professor of criminology at the University of North Texas in Denton and the author of numerous works about bikers including: “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Aspects of the One-Percenter Culture for Emergency Department Personnel to Consider;” “The Tools, Tactics, and Mentality of Outlaw Biker Wars;” “Leathers and Rolexes: The Symbolism and Values of the Motorcycle Club;” “The Nature of Criminality Within One-Percent Motorcycle Clubs; “Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, and Pagans: The Evolution of Organized Crime Among the Big Four...
  • These Marines Lost Legs in Afghanistan and Now Hunt Child Predators

    07/22/2015 8:14:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Military.com ^ | Richard Sisk | Jul 16, 2015
    The fist bump was their thing in Afghanistan, where both Marines lost legs in the same attack, and the fist bump is still their thing in the hunt for child predators under a special law enforcement program to train and hire medically retired veterans. Cpl. Justin Gaertner and Sgt. Gabriel Martinez in their dress blues bumped fists at an event earlier this year in Florida, just as they bumped fists while recovering from their wounds. Gaertner, 26, of Tampa, Fla., has been partnered for the last two years with retired Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Nathan Cruz, 42, executing the...
  • Navy pilot Lt. Daniel Harris gets 50 years on child pornography charges

    07/15/2015 8:11:59 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 28 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 14, 2015 | Susy Raybon
    Lt. Daniel Harris, 31, who posed online as a male teen to snare young girls into his web, will appeal the 50 year sentence handed down to him yesterday. The 29 charges include production, receipt, transportation, and possession of child pornography, and two counts of obstruction of justice.
  • Jared Fogle: What you should know after FBI raids home of Subway pitchman

    07/07/2015 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 7,2015 | Mark DeCambre
    <p>The most ubiquitous promoter of Subway’s sandwich-shop franchise may find himself in a bit of a pickle. The Indiana home of Jared Fogle, who garnered fame after shedding the weight equivalent to basketball star Steph Curry toting a bowling bowl, was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a part of probe into child pornography.</p>
  • Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home raided in child pornography investigation

    07/07/2015 11:35:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Fox59 Indianapolis ^ | July 7, 2015 | Matt Adams
    Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation...Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.
  • M.D. Anderson pediatric oncologist faces child porn charges

    06/10/2015 12:34:31 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 17 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | June 10, 2015 | KHOU staff
    HOUSTON – A pediatric oncologist with M.D. Anderson has been arrested on child porn charges, according to the FBI. Dr. Dennis Hughes was arrested at his Pearland home last Friday, June 5 and charged with possession of child pornography. He was scheduled to appear in a Galveston federal court Wednesday afternoon. Hughes admitted to investigators that he had downloaded and viewed child porn, according to court documents. One thumb drive contained about 8,200 files,"the majority of which appeared to be child pornography," the court documents said.
  • Oregon judge: taking photos up girl's skirt not illegal

    02/07/2015 2:45:01 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 85 replies
    msn.com/ ^ | 2/7/2015 | msn.com/
    An Oregon judge has acquitted a 61-year-old man who admitted taking photographs up the skirt of a 13-year-old girl as she shopped at a Target store in suburban Portland, lawyers in the case said Friday. Washington County Circuit Court Judge Eric Butterfield ruled on Thursday that Patrick Buono did not break the law when he surreptitiously took the pictures of the girl in January 2013, said his defense attorney Mark Lawrence. "He did not deny it and he feels real bad about it too, by the way," Lawrence said. The girl did not notice his actions, Lawrence said, but another...
  • Lion on the loose (Ex lib talk show host and child porn pervert released from prison)

    12/30/2014 1:13:31 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 23 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12-21-2014 | Matier and Ross
    Lion on the loose: Former San Francisco talk radio host Bernie Ward, who has spent the past seven years in federal prison for distributing child pornography online, was quietly freed Friday.
  • Child pornographer who offered to pay for his victim’s abortion gets 60 years in prison

    11/24/2014 4:04:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 24, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    A Denver-area man who offered to pay for an abortion to cover up his seven-year-long abuse of a preteen has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Mervin Edy Wolf, who lived in Englewood, began abusing a California girl in 2007 when she was seven years old. He visited the girl up to three times a year, escalating his sexual contact and producing hundreds of pornographic images. “During several of the molestations, Wolf’s other family members were in the room next door, but unaware of what was happening," Jeff Dorschner, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman, said. Last January, she began...
  • Wife of convicted sex offender pleads guilty to running a daycare centre as a front....

    11/15/2014 7:43:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 14 November 2014 | Annabel Grossman for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Wife of convicted sex offender pleads guilty to running a daycare centre as a front for a child porn ring The wife of a convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to running an unregistered daycare centre as the front for a child porn production operation at a North Carolina home. Elizabeth Holland Mills, 35, faces up to 30 years in jail after pleading guilty to one count of manufacturing child porn following her arrest alongside four others in January. In August, her husband Bailey Joe Mills, 34, pleaded guilty to the same charge after police discovered Facebook messages...
  • Did Abortionist Charged With Distributing Child Porn Sexually Molest Patients Too?

    11/15/2014 12:06:04 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/14/14 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Operation Rescue is asking the Ohio Department of Health to conduct a thorough investigation into whether Ohio abortionist Thomas W. Michaelis may have engaged in improper sexual conduct with patients at the Toledo Women’s Center abortion clinic. The request was made in a letter to the director of the Ohio Department of health Richard Hodges dated November 13, 2014. Michaelis was indicted last week by a federal grand jury on two criminal counts related to possessing and distributing child pornography. He was arrested on Monday and is being held without bail at the Lucas County Correctional Center in Toledo, Ohio,...
  • Abortion Practitioner Indicted for Distributing Child Pornography

    11/12/2014 9:35:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | 11/10/14 | Cheryl Sullenger |
    Ohio abortion provider Thomas William Michaelis, 69, has been indicted on Federal charges of receiving and distributing child pornography. According to a local news report, an investigation involving the Secret Service and the Sylvania, Ohio, Police Department was conducted between January and May, 2014, while Michaelis worked as an abortionist at Toledo’s Capital Care Network. thomasmichaelisMichaelis was said to have “retired” in May, 2014, but in reality, the Ohio Medical Board permanently revoked his medical license at that time, noting a documented history of sexual deviancy dating back at nearly 25 years. In 1991, the Ohio Medical Board cited Michaelis...
  • Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged...

    11/05/2014 3:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 5 November 2014 | Zoe Szathmary for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father charged with sodomizing and abusing his nine-year-old son is found hanged in his jail cell A man that had been accused of committing numerous sex crimes against his nine-year-old son allegedly killed himself this week. Defense attorney Adam Bollaert told Al.com that on Monday evening his client Carl Herold was found hanged inside a cell at Clay County jail. At the time of his death, Herold had been in the middle of an extradition for federal child pornography charges in New York state, the website reported. Last year, authorities arrested Bollaert and his partner Charles Dunnavant in...
  • California Highway Patrol Sergeant Arrested for Downloading Child Pornography On and Off Duty

    10/19/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bay City News Service
    Fairfield: CHP sergeant suspected of downloading child pornography on and off duty FAIRFIELD -- A California Highway Patrol sergeant allegedly downloaded child pornography on a laptop while he was working off duty and on duty near Wi-Fi locations in Suisun, Fairfield and Vacaville, a Vacaville police sergeant said. The child pornography allegedly downloaded by CHP Sgt. Eric Lund showed pre-pubescent children having sex acts with adults, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. Lund, 49, of Chico, was arrested at 9 p.m. Thursday on 21 felony charges of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor and on misdemeanor charges of possessing...
  • One million children a year will be forced into making pornography, expert says

    10/14/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Dustin Siggins
    More than one million children are being forced into pornography, says an international expert helping Belarus fight sex trafficking. Natalia Zhak, who leads an international project designed to improve the ability of Belarus to combat the slave trade, also said that 20 percent of children aged 10 to 17 receive sexual proposals from adults via the Internet. “With the advance of information technologies in the modern world children receive more and more proposals of questionable nature. It mainly happens over the Internet," Zhak told Belarus News. "The proposals include invitations to take part in some video shooting...Later on children land...
  • Former KISS songwriter busted on five counts of child pornography after authorities...

    09/30/2014 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    mail online ^ | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Former KISS songwriter busted on five counts of child pornography after authorities 'tracked images to his computer' A South Carolina guitarist and former KISS songwriter was arrested and charged with child pornography on Friday. Stephen A. Coronel, 63, of Bluffton, former member of Wicked Lester -- the rock and roll band that preceded KISS -- was arrested for 'sexual exploitation of a minor,' according to a Beaufort County arrest report. Authorities say that Coronel was arrested with five counts of the sexual exploitation after a search of his Plantation Point apartment. Sgt. Robin McIntosh of the Beaufort County...
  • Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges [From The Golden State ]

    09/05/2014 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    LATimes ^ | September 5, 2014 | JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON
    Deputy L.A.City Attorney Arrested On Multiple Child Porn Charges By JOSEPH SERNA, RICHARD WINTON Deputy L.A. city attorney arrested on child porn charges; free on $40,000 bail A deputy Los Angeles city attorney has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said Friday. Christopher Richard Garcia, 57, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home in San Pedro and booked on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, said Officer Liliana Preciado, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. Garcia had been under investigation since at least November, when authorities served a search warrant at his home...
  • Former HHS Cyber Security Director Convicted For Child Porn

    08/26/2014 10:48:11 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-26-14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services Timothy DeFoggi was convicted for a myriad of gruesome child pornography charges Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced. DeFoggi, who had top security clearance in his capacity as cyber security director, first joined the child pornography website PedoBook in March 2012. The Omaha World-Herald reported that he was arrested in April of last year, when law enforcement officials serving a search warrant found him downloading child pornography in his home. In addition to viewing and soliciting child pornography, reportedly asking another member of the site whether...
  • D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

    08/24/2014 6:43:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Johnson City Press ^ | Lance Coleman
    The investigation that led federal and state authorities to arrest a Seymour woman on child pornography charges started when an undercover Washington, D.C., police officer arrested a man earlier this month who had images the woman allegedly had taken of her own children. Naomi Jean Justice, 21, was charged with production and distribution of child pornography, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation news release.
  • Park City elementary teacher charged with possessing child pornography

    08/13/2014 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    PARK CITY — A teacher at Parley's Park Elementary and area Boy Scout leader is accused of possessing child pornography. Jose Maria Ardanaz Ezcurdia, 31, was charged Monday in Summit County's 3rd District Court with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.
  • Former teacher arrested on child porn charge

    07/24/2014 1:42:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    abc13 ^ | Kevin Quinn
    SUGAR LAND, TX (KTRK) -- A former Sugar Land teacher has been arrested for allegedly uploading child pornography to the internet. Chad Cole, 40, was arrested at a home on a charge of promoting that pornography. Investigators with the Houston Metro Internet Crimes against Children task force say they traced the files back to Cole's computer.
  • Police apparently drop plan to photograph 17-year-old's genitals

    07/17/2014 8:44:15 AM PDT · by rey · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10 July 2014 | Lauren Rabb
    <p>Flores Laboy and Bigley said that police photographed the teenager's genitals last month but wanted the additional photos for better comparison to their evidence. In order to make his penis erect, they planned to take him to a hospital and give him an injection, Bigley said.</p>
  • Warner Christian Academy teacher arrested on child pornography charges

    SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A teacher at Warner Christian Academy in South Daytona has been placed on unpaid administrative suspension pending an investigation into allegations of possession and distribution of child pornography. Matthew C. Graziotti,42, of Edgewater, was arrested on Monday following a joint investigation by the FBI, the Edgewater Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. According to a criminal complaint, Graziotti distributed 141 images and 6 videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children to an FBI agent, who was acting in an undercover capacity. During the execution of a search warrant, agents...
  • Frmr Teacher Charged with Online Solicitation of Minor, Again

    07/11/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    nbc29 ^ | staff
    A former Western Albemarle High School teacher already facing charges is back in jail. Waynesboro police arrested John Daniel Patterson Jr. for child porn and solicitation of a minor. This is round two of charges for Patterson. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office arrested Patterson in April when he thought he was talking to a 13-year-old boy, but it was actually a police sting. After his first arrest, police say they discovered Patterson did have an online relationship with a real teenager. That's what Waynesboro police arrested him for Wednesday morning.
  • Reaction After Teacher Arrested For Child Porn

    07/10/2014 8:34:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    WNEP ^ | Sarah Buynovsky,
    LYCOMING COUNTY— Matthew Manning, 38, of Hughesville is accused of having and disseminating child porn. He was arrested Thursday. Manning is a science teacher at Muncy Junior/Senior High School in Lycoming County. “Very uncomfortable, considering I just had him, like a month ago in school and he was teaching these kids. I think he had a 7th grade class and anyone under 17, just to hear it is weird,” said Muncy High School senior Maurice Brown. Parents with students in the district were concerned by the news, too. “You know you see people every day and you just never know...
  • Haines City High School Teacher Arrested in Undercover Sex Sting

    07/10/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Ledger ^ | Aimee Sachs
    LAKELAND | A Haines City High School geometry teacher was among three people arrested on child pornography charges in recent weeks as part of an undercover investigation that also resulted in at least 13 arrests of people who traveled to have sex with minors, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday night. Enlarge Matthew Tillesen, 28, of Winter Haven, was charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography during the first of two phases of a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation called Operation Cyber Child III. The child pornography arrests were the result of three search warrants executed at three...
  • Trial opens for man accused in child porn production

    07/08/2014 11:16:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | July 8, 2014 | Tim McGlone
    NORFOLK Jury selection began this morning in the federal trial of a Virginia Beach man accused of offering women money to produce child pornography for him. Robert H. Scott Jr., who also went by Mike Pyro, faces 28 counts of production, distribution and receipt of child pornography and related charges. Three women who are expected to testify previously admitted that they took sexually explicit videos of very young children and sent them to Scott by phone and email, according to court filings. One victim was 1 year old. Others were 2, 3, and 5. Scott met the women on Facebook...
  • Former cop, camp leader charged with child porn possession

    07/05/2014 8:36:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Joseph Ruzich
    A 63-year-old Romeoville man who authorities say was a police officer and church camp leader was charged today with the distribution of child pornography. Miguel Luna, of the 500 block of North Frieh Drive, was charged with one count of dissemination of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. Bail was set at $500,000 this afternoon for Luna, who was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with anyone under 18. He also was ordered to surrender his passport.
  • Grand Rapids Radio Personality Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct (child porn)

    06/20/2014 2:41:51 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    FOX 17 ^ | 6/20/2014 | FOX 17
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A radio personality at a Grand Rapids radio station was arrested Friday afternoon, suspected of criminal sexual conduct. John Balyo is the host of the morning show on WCSG radio at Cornerstone University, according to his Twitter page. Battle Creek Police told FOX 17 Friday afternoon the case is connected to the arrest of a man earlier this month at a Battle Creek home. In the wake of Balyo’s arrest, WCSG general manager Chris Lemke issued the following statement: “We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the arrest and allegations against John Balyo, WCSG...
  • Charges: Coach Photoshopped Student Into Child Porn

    06/19/2014 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 19 JUNE 2014 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Brooklyn Park volleyball coach faces felony charges for allegedly having child porn on his computer and photoshopping images of a student he knew onto pornographic pictures. James Edward Ferdig, 41, is charged with two counts of possessing child porn, court documents filed earlier this month show. A criminal complaint states that officials began investigating Ferdig last year. In August, officers executed a search warrant and seized a computer and other items belonging to Ferdig.
  • Japan bans child porn, but excludes manga, anime

    06/18/2014 3:31:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 5:54 AM EDT | Elaine Kurtenbach
    Japan’s parliament has passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics. […] The law provides for prison terms of up to one year and fines of up to 1 million yen ($9,800) for having pornographic photographs or videos of children. It allows a grace period of one year for people owning such materials to dispose of them. […] Child advocates and other critics of the new legislation say it is a long-overdue improvement, but are unhappy with the exclusion of depictions of sexual fantasies involving children...
  • Florida man charged in alleged plot to videotape (9 year old) girl's rape, kill her family

    06/14/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2014
    <p>A Florida man was charged Friday in an alleged plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a vacant home, kill the girl's family members and then videotape himself raping the child.</p> <p>State law enforcement officials said Friday that 29-year-old Shawn Thomas was charged with attempted premeditated homicide, attempting to commit capital sexual battery and possession of child pornography.</p>
  • Report claims FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography in 2010

    06/08/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/8/14 | foxnews/ap
    The FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography at least 17 months before he killed himself and his children, according to a published report based on FBI documents. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the bureau was investigating Powell for possession of child pornography as well as for the death of his wife, Susan, who disappeared in 2009 and has never been found. Anne Bremner, an attorney for Susan Powell's parents, said the family was never told the FBI was investigating Josh Powell for child pornography.
  • Dozens charged in child porn case in NYC area

    05/21/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    yahoo ^ | tom hays
    NEW YORK (AP) — A slice of the New York City area mainstream — a police officer, a fire department paramedic, a rabbi, a nurse, a Boy Scout leader — used the Internet to anonymously collect and trade child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday. The six were among at least 70 men and one woman charged in a five-week operation by the Homeland Security Investigations arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Federal officials, who planned to announce the arrests a news conference later Wednesday, call it one of the largest local roundups ever of people who collect images of...
  • Army War College colonel faces federal child pornography charges

    05/15/2014 3:59:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 5/15/2014 | Peter Hall
    An officer assigned to the Army War College in Carlisle, who was previously charged in state court with having child pornography, faces new charges in federal court after his wife allegedly found images on his home computer, court documents say. In his work at the college, Col. Robert J. Rice, 56, designed strategic war game exercises. He also authored papers on topics such as a comparison of civil-military affairs under former secretaries of defense Robert J. McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld. At home, prosecutors said, he worked to deflect his wife's suspicions of infidelity that eventually led to more than 120...
  • Democrat Senator Forced To Resign, Facing Jail Over What Police Found On His Computer

    04/29/2014 11:39:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Apr 29, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Last month, Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham announced his immediate resignation from the position. Though he said at the time his decision was based on health concerns, his recent arrest cast doubt on the actual reason behind the Democrat’s move. The 66-year-old had state-owned computers seized by federal authorities just before his resignation; and along with evidence found on his personal computers, officials prepared multiple charges related to child pornography and allegations of sexual abuse.
  • High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim

    04/23/2014 6:12:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2014 5:38 PM EDT | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims. The justices said in a 5-4 ruling that a 1994 federal law gives victims the right to seek restitution from offenders, but only to the extent that the victim’s losses are tied to the offenders’ actions. In this case,...