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  • 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.
  • Dem. lawmaker, co-sponsor of child porn laws, resigns; state office, home raided for child porn

    03/24/2014 8:00:07 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 30 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 23, 2014 | by Joe Saunders
    e day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield. Items that were seized included the laptop computer Farnham used on the House floor, The Associated Press reported. The search warrant sought material that “in any format and medium concerning minors visually depicted while engaged in sexually explicit conduct,”...
  • Kiddie Porn Does Not Count as ‘Moral Turpitude’ to S.F. Govt.

    01/23/2014 3:08:14 PM PST · by mojito · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/23/2014 | Zombie
    A former high-ranking San Francisco government employee convicted of felony possession of child pornography will continue to receive his government pension because, according to city regulations, evidence of “moral turpitude” is required to revoke a pension yet viewing violent kiddie porn does not qualify as moral turpitude. As reported here in the Tatler, Larry Brinkin, a prominent San Francisco Human Rights Commissioner and nationally known gay rights advocate, was arrested in 2012 for possessing and possibly distributing videos and images of babies being raped by adult men. Because of Brinkin’s “iconic” stature in the community as the person who pioneered...
  • Archdiocese [child porn] coverup allegations draw chastisement, charity

    10/08/2013 11:21:05 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 6 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune ^ | 10/6/2013 | Jim Adams
    Twin Cities Catholics reacted with surprise, disappointment and forgiveness Sunday morning after hearing parish leaders discuss reports that church officials may have covered up evidence that a Hugo priest kept child pornography on his computer. The latest controversy surfaced last week, when the second highest prelate in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis resigned amid contentions that he covered up evidence of child pornography found on a priest’s computer.
  • Virus Coaxes Man to Turn Himself in for Child Pornography

    07/28/2013 1:11:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 28, 2013 | Sean Fitzgerald
    A 21-year-old man turned himself in to Virginia police after receiving a pop-up message that led him to believe authorities had warrants on file for his child pornography use. Jay Matthew Riley, 21, of Woodbridge, Va., was charged, per Prince William County Police Department, with three counts of possession of child pornography, one count of using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children and one count of indecent liberties with a minor. The message Riley received claimed to be an "FBI warning," which informed him that child pornography had been identified on his computer, and instructed him to...
  • Demanding a Dedicated Reporting Function for Child Sexual Abuse Content on Facebook

    05/03/2013 5:16:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    avaaz.org ^ | avaaz.org
    Facebook is rampant with child sexual abuse content, child exploitation material, online child predators, harassment, stalking and cyber-bullying of minors and various other forms of predatory activities targeting minors. Facebook provides several options for reporting offensive or harassing content, including spam, scams, graphic violence, hate speech, nudity, etc. Yet there is no recourse for someone wanting to report explicit child sexual abuse content or pedophiles and other kinds of sexual predators. During mid March 2013 a video of severe and horrific child sexual abuse of a toddler girl went viral on Facebook, garnering more than 30,000 shares over a period...
  • Scout leader sentenced to 8 years for assaulting boys

    04/15/2013 8:09:20 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | April 15, 2013 | Aldo Santin
    A former local Scout leader was sentenced to eight years in prison this afternoon for sexually assaulting three scouts. Provincial court Judge Ray Wyant said Stuart Garret Young’s actions were "reprehensible, degrading and disgusting and abhorrent." Court was told that Young, 40, was trusted and admired by the boys, and that he singled them out, grooming them to become his victims. Young had been a volunteer with a Southdale Scout troop. The boys were subjected to a program Young had developed that they were told was to build up their self-confidence but instead the boys were "brainwashed" while Young subjected...
  • Porn turned thousands of British children into sex offenders, report says

    03/05/2013 5:29:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3/4/2013 | Ben Johnson
    LONDON, March 4, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pornography and depictions of sexuality have turned more than 4,500 British children – some of them as young as five – into sexual offenders, according to a UK-based child welfare charity. A Freedom of Information Act request showed that 4,562 minors – 98 percent of them boys – committed 5,028 sexual offenses over a three year period, from 2009-2012. Three separate police forces reported five-year-olds committing sexual offenses. However, the London Telegraph reports, “the true figure” of total offenders “could be even higher as nine forces, including the three largest – the Metropolitan Police,...
  • Mom’s ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder in Evelyn Miller death

    09/28/2012 9:09:59 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 17 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 27 September 2012, 6:02 pm CDT
    Mom’s ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder in Evelyn Miller death 5-year-old disappeared from apartment in July 2005; body found in Cedar River five days later Casey Frederiksen Casey Frederiksen, who was caring for 5-year-old Evelyn Miller when she disappeared in 2005, has been charged with murdering and sexually abusing her. The filing of those first-degree charges resulted from an accumulation of information, rather than any specific revelation or event, according to Chari Paulson, assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. That information, she said at a press conference here Thursday, included statements by the 33-year-old Frederiksen to fellow...
  • Was communist mentor intimate with Obama's mother?

    06/14/2012 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 316 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi,
    Filmmaker reveals new evidence Frank Marshall Davis was president's real father NEW YORK – Did Barack Obama’s mother pose nude for communist poet and journalist Frank Marshall Davis? Did Obama build his political career on a fairy tale that his father was a Kenyan who grew up herding goats? Was Obama’s goal in writing his autobiography, “Dreams from My Father,” to misdirect Americans away from a deeply disturbing family background and a Marxist political foundation? These are questions filmmaker Joel Gilbert poses in the full-length documentary “Dreams from My Real Father,” which argues Frank Marshall Davis is the president’s biological...
  • Looking at Child Porn Is Totally Legal in New York State

    05/09/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 70 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | May 09 | Adam Martin
    Logic takes us strange places sometimes, like when a judge found herself writing this little gem: "The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York." That's a sentence you'd want to wash your hands after committing to paper (heck, or wash your eyes after reading), but it comes at the end of a line of reasoning in an appeals court decision that makes sense even if it appears to provide a loophole for kiddie porn lovers.  Essentially, the court ruled on Tuesday, you can't be held responsible for things you just see online, even...
  • Former State Department Agent Sentenced for Transportation of Child Pornography

    04/26/2012 3:36:57 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies
    Dept Of Justice | April 26, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida
    TAMPA—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that United States District Judge Richard A. Lazzara sentenced James Cafferty (45, Largo) to seven years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for transporting child pornography. Cafferty pled guilty on January 5, 2012. According to the plea agreement, FBI agents investigated Cafferty, a former special agent with the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, for his involvement in the possession and transfer of child pornography. On August 29, 2011, agents executed a search warrant at his residence in Largo and seized computer equipment. The equipment contained more...
  • Week-long child porn sweep snares 32

    04/10/2012 1:35:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 04/10/2012 | Christine McConville
    In what law enforcement officials say is one of the largest such busts in the nation, 32 Massachusetts men have been charged this week with possession of child pornography. Another 15 individuals are still under investigation and eight search warrants have been authorized in the case, a battery of state and local police said today at the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Framingham. “It’s a total of 55 cases, with 32 arrests and we’re seeking eight more criminal complaints,” state police Col. Marian J. McGovern said about Operation Corral, a week-long sweep of child pornography suspects across Massachusetts. He said...
  • Boy Scout Director Sentenced to 95 Years for Child Pornography

    01/21/2012 7:27:42 PM PST · by Larry381 · 22 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 06, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Scott Allan Herrick, 40, of Twin Lakes, Michigan, was sentenced to serve 95 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the boys’ locker room in the YMCA in Muskegon and kept a massive collection of 100,000 images of child pornography with him at the Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. He was convicted at trial of three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. On the first day of trial, Herrick pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of...
  • WND ExclusiveReport: Pedophilia more common among 'gays'

    12/01/2011 5:16:50 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 38 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 29, 2002 | By Jon Dougherty
    WND Exclusive Report: Pedophilia more common among 'gays' Research purports to reveal 'dark side' of homosexual culture Posted: April 29, 2002 1:00 am Eastern By Jon Dougherty © 2011 WND Child molestation and pedophilia occur far more commonly among homosexuals than among heterosexuals on a per capita basis, according to a new study. "Overwhelming evidence supports the belief that homosexuality is a sexual deviancy often accompanied by disorders that have dire consequences for our culture," wrote Steve Baldwin.... ..... "It is difficult to convey the dark side of the homosexual culture without appearing harsh," wrote Baldwin. "However, it is time...
  • Police: Man Arrested After Viewing Child Porn On Plane

    11/26/2011 7:32:11 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 48 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 11/26/11 | Ch 5 Boston
    Investigators Say Incident Happened During Delta Flight BOSTON -- Massachusetts State Police arrested an airline passenger at Boston Logan International Airport after officers said he watched child pornography while onboard a plane. Officials said the incident happened about 2:53 p.m. Saturday during a Delta Airlines flight from Utah to Boston. Troopers said other passengers took a cellphone photo of 47-year-old Grant Smith, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, watched the video. Investigators said Smith was seat in the first class section at the time and another passenger alerted the flight crew to the incident. Officials said Smith was interviewed by troopers when...
  • Video Of School Students Having Sex Goes Viral Online (Frisky Baltimore High Schoolers Alert)

    10/23/2011 6:34:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 2+ views
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Indecent exposure. Videos of Baltimore students having sex spreading worldwide. WJZ first broke news of both sex scandals, and there are two police investigations underway at this hour. The incidents are provoking strong opinions online. Mike Hellgren has new insight into the controversy. Video of students as young as 14, having sex on school grounds in Baltimore has spread online.
  • Dutch pedophilia lobby leader jailed for three years

    10/20/2011 1:14:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/20/2011 | Hilary White
    The head of an infamous pedophile lobby group in the Netherlands has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Radio Netherlands Worldwide reports that Ad van den Berg, 67, had been held in custody for six months while police investigated the materials on his computer. Thousands of films and 130,000 photographs of child pornography, among which were 13,000 in which Van den Berg himself featured, were reportedly discovered in a raid on his house in December. He claimed the images were “for scientific research”. In 2006, Van den Berg registered the Party for Brotherly Love,...
  • Police arrest man for child pornography after tipoff from burglars

    10/06/2011 10:16:19 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 47 replies
    Two teenagers broke into a California home in order to steal a few valuables, including a stack of blank CDs. When they returned home with their loot they discovered that the CDs weren’t actually blank, they contained Kraig Stockard’s child pornography collection. The two robbers decided to turn themselves in to police in order to turn over the collection. The Huffington Post reports that the Merced County Sheriff’s Department decided not to arrest the two burglars. They did, however, decide to raid Stockard’s home. The police seized several computers, laptops and other hardware, but they did not say if they found...
  • Judges weaken rules on paedophiles

    08/21/2011 10:15:10 AM PDT · by massmike · 71 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08/21/2011 | David Barrett
    Paedophiles have won unsupervised access to their own children because it would breach their human rights to keep them apart, judges have ruled. They ruled that the "right to a family life" must be taken into account before the "sexual offences prevention orders", known as SOPOs, are issued. The ruling, issued after a legal challenge by a group of men convicted of using the internet to view child pornography, significantly weakens the ability of the criminal courts to place restrictions on paedophiles. It means judges cannot impose blanket bans on men and women convicted of child sex offences spending time...
  • Feds dismantle online, international child-exploitation ring, announce 52 arrests

    08/04/2011 12:17:02 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 10 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 3, 2011 | Amy Pavuk
    The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced the arrests of more than 50 people as part of an investigation into an international online child-exploitation ring, the largest prosecution of its kind to date. Courts unsealed three indictments and one criminal complaint, charging a total of 72 people for their suspected involvement in "Dreamboard," a private, members-only online bulletin board that was created to promote pedophilia and encourage sex abuse of children. Several of those arrested in the operation, which began in December 2009, have already pleaded guilty. That includes 32-year-old Michael Biggs of Orlando, who was sentenced to 20 years...
  • How the AWOL Muslim soldier accused of plotting to kill Fort Hood troops was foiled

    07/29/2011 7:51:58 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 30 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/29/2011 | Chris Vaughn and Darren Barbee
    Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, after raising suspicions at a Killeen, Texas, gun shop where he purchased six pounds of gunpowder and several boxes of shotgun shells, was in police custody in Killeen on Thursday, accused of plotting to kill fellow soldiers in a frightening reprise of the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood. Abdo, 21, who grew up in Garland outside of Dallas, was close to pulling off a "terror plot" in which the intended target was troops based at Fort Hood, said Killeen Police Chief Dennis Baldwin. "We would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had...
  • Russian children rights commissioner calls for legislation to protect children from pedophiles

    07/24/2011 9:06:26 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies
    Channel 6 News ^ | 24 July 2011 | N/A
    Pavel Astakhov, Russia's Children Rights Commissioner to President Dmitri Medvedev, has called for urgent measures to protect children from pedophiles, according to a report on Sunday. The comments came amid anger over the brutal rape of a seven-year-old girl in Blagoveshchensk, a city in Amur Oblast. The girl was allegedly raped on Tuesday before her attacker attempted to strangle her. A group of more than 200 people later surrounded the suspect's house, demanding 'fair justice.' In response, Astakhov said it is important to speed up the adoption of a law that increases the punishment for sex crimes against children. "Until...
  • Pedophile sex offender gets 40 years in prison

    07/14/2011 9:59:20 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 14, 2011 | Wayne K. Roustan
    A 68-year-old twice-convicted sex offender was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Thursday for using a computer to entice a child to engage in sexual activity, according to U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer. Trial evidence revealed that Allen Mark Levinson, of West Palm Beach, entered an Internet chat room named "dadanddaughtersex" and engaged in conversations with an undercover police officer posing as the father of an 8-year-old girl. During online chats with the undercover 'father,' Levinson bragged about having molested his own daughter repeatedly throughout her childhood. Levinson previously had been convicted of the aggravated sexual abuse of a...
  • Police: Greenacres man arrested with more than 60 child porn photos

    07/04/2011 1:03:45 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 28 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 1, 2011 | Alexia Campbell
    A Greenacres man was arrested on Thursday after police found more than 60 child porn images on his home computer and a thumb drive, authorities said. Brad Nyhan, 60, had photos and videos of children as young as 3 engaging in sexual acts, according to the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office. America Online tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to child porn photos sent from Nyhan's AOL email account, a Greenacres arrest report said. On Thursday, Greenacres police stopped by his house, and he let them inside to search his computers. Police found the images...
  • 23 women charged after child porn sting

    05/26/2011 11:09:46 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 May 11 | N/A
    A Swedish prosecutor filed charges Friday against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women. The only man, 42-year-old Lars Skoglund, was considered the ringleader who had distributed large quantities of pornographic material featuring children to the women, who are aged between 38 and 70, according to the charge sheet. When Skoglund was arrested last September, he was in the possession of 1,181 still shots and 40 films considered child pornography. "One hundred and fifteen of the pictures and 37 of the films...
  • Child porn website mastermind held in Australia

    05/22/2011 3:07:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: May 21, 2011
    Sydney: Australian Police have arrested an alleged mastermind of one of the world's largest child pornography websites, a media report said on Saturday. Four children from New South Wales (NSW) are among 29 victims of child abuse rescued from different parts of the world after a crackdown on the website. An 11-year-old Brisbane boy, eight children in Russia, five in Mexico and others in Britain were also rescued, the Age reported. Queensland police tracked the website for more than a year, covertly gathering the internet addresses of 21,000 site users - 1,000 of them in Australia - and arrested its...
  • Utah's largest child porn bust nets 39 arrests across the state

    04/30/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 3+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force arrested 39 suspects on suspicion of dealing in child pornography after a month-long investigation. It is part of Operation FrostyLime Squeeze. The unique name stems from FrostWire and LimeWire.com, two of many file-sharing websites local police, the FBI and the Utah Attorney General cracked down on from February 28 to March 31. The most arrests came out of Utah County with many of the suspects in positions of trust and lived a double lifestyle, according to investigators. “These are your next door neighbors, pastor, scout master, teacher, the coach....
  • Bill would decriminalize sexting among minors

    03/28/2011 8:12:20 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 28, 2011 | Patricia Mazzei and Katie Sanders
    Should children who snap racy photos on their cellphones and send them out to their friends be punished as child-pornography distributors or sex offenders? No, a Florida Senate panel said Monday. At least, not the first time they get caught. For the second consecutive year, the state Legislature has taken on “sexting,” the practice of sending sexually explicit text messages, photos or videos, usually via cellphone. A bill that has cleared two committees in the Senate and one in the House of Representatives would decriminalize sexting as a first offense for children who are under age. A similar measure passed...
  • Moves to rein in child pornography meet resistance in Japan

    03/09/2011 8:10:31 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 41 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2011 | Justin McCurry
    Faced with mounting foreign and domestic pressure, Japan’s government has been forced to rethink how to handle the country’s huge market in child pornography, raising hopes for an overdue ban on possession. While it is illegal to produce or distribute child pornography in Japan, possessing it is not – an anomaly Japan shares with only one other G8 nation, Russia. The release last month of national police agency figures showing a dramatic rise in the number of known child pornography cases coincides with new calls for the government to take action. Yet, say campaigners, national legislators lack the political will...
  • By the Skins of Their Teeth – Is a New MTV Series Child Pornography?

    01/30/2011 9:54:31 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 1/26/11 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    MTV turns 30 this year, and it is wasting no time as it rushes headlong into a mid-life crisis. The cable network, first known as Music Television, pioneered the music video as constant entertainment and, from the beginning, it pushed the boundaries of morality and taste. Indeed, it pushed far past those boundaries.The network, now older than many of its young viewers, first flaunted parental concerns with music videos that featured explicit sexuality. Later, it added racy programming to its mix, effectively competing against more traditional networks for viewers. The programs brought more viewers - and plenty of controversy...
  • Eric Holder’s dirty secret (Child pornography)

    01/18/2011 10:14:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2011 | Grier Weeks
    A 2006 law that requires the U.S. Justice Department to deploy a high-tech system for catching child pornographers has identified hundreds of thousands of criminal suspects — and collected extensive evidence pointing to the locations of their child victims.Yet, despite knowledge of this evidence, Attorney General Eric Holder has refused calls to take serious action.Now, a Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee, and a government oversight panel on the warpath, could finally force Holder to explain two years of inaction that left thousands of children in danger.Congress mandates actionTo understand Holder’s outrageous failure to protect, some history is necessary.Congressional interest in an online...
  • IL Man Sentenced to 50 Years For Child Pornography

    12/23/2010 5:58:37 PM PST · by Larry381 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | December 21, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Central District of Illinois
    URBANA, IL—A Kankakee, Illinois man, Thomas Fairclough, 38, of the 700 block of South Evergreen Avenue, will serve 50 years in federal prison after he pled guilty in August to producing, advertising, possessing, and distributing thousands of images of child pornography over the past 12 years. Fairclough appeared this afternoon before Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey, who further ordered that upon completion of his prison sentence, Fairclough remain on supervised release for the remainder of his life. “As a trader and collector of child pornography for more than a decade, Fairclough used the anonymity and accessibility of the...
  • Washington Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Producing Child Pornography

    12/14/2010 9:20:46 AM PST · by Larry381 · 8 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | December 13, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office District of Oregon
    PORTLAND, OR—An Oroville, Washington man was sentenced in federal court this morning after pleading guilty to one count of producing child pornography involving a 4-year-old girl. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman sentenced Donald Wayne George, 64, to 25 years in prison followed by a 10-year term of supervised release. George will be subject to a number of conditions of supervision, including limitations on his association with minors and his use of computers. George will also be required to participate in sex offender treatment, and will be required to register as a sex offender. George’s federal sentence was imposed to run...
  • Lawyer arrested on child porn charges (McLean VA)

    08/24/2010 6:46:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/24/2010 | Emily Babay
    A Virginia lawyer has been accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Joshua Gessler, 41, of McLean, was arrested this month after an investigation that began in May, Fairfax County police said Tuesday. He was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of production of child pornography. Police allege that Gessler met a 15-year-old Centreville girl who had run away, took sexual photos of her and transmitted them electronically. Gessler was an associate in Arnold & Porter's Northern Virginia office and focused on corporate and securities cases, according to his biography on the firm's Web...
  • Investigator's Report Shows Dozens of Defense Employees Picked Up in Child Porn Sting

    Several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors have been accused of -- and in some cases were convicted of -- purchasing and downloading child pornography on government computers, the Department of Defense's inspector general's office disclosed in documents released Friday. The investigation that led prosecutors to these government workers was actually part of a larger Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency sting called Operation Flicker, aimed at identifying individuals who paid money over the Internet to access child pornography overseas, according to the inspector general's office. That sweep collected information on more than 5,000 people in 60 undercover stings involving 18 child...
  • Perez Hilton Generates Buzz about Miley Cyrus; Everyone Wins (Except Families)

    06/28/2010 2:52:55 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 31 replies · 3+ views
    Another child star grows up, to the shock and horror of fans everywhere. Give me a break. Apparently, Perez Hilton tweeted a doctored photo of Miley Cyrus that suggested she was not wearing underwear. Predictably, ABC pulled advertising from Hilton’s website over the “scandal.” Hilton has since tweeted other photos, generating more buzz and faux outrage over what has become a standard rite of passage in the entertainment business. Miley Cyrus has been a very successful child star/pop singer. She is 17 years old. One assumes that she wants to continue a career in show business and transition to more...
  • Judge Weinstein Takes on Child Pornography Laws

    05/21/2010 1:13:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 716+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 21, 2010 | A. G. Sulzberger
    In his 43-year career as a federal judge, Jack B. Weinstein has come to be identified by his efforts to combat what he calls “the unnecessary cruelty of the law.” His most recent crusade is particularly striking because of the beneficiary: a man who has amassed a vast collection of child pornography. Judge Weinstein, who sits in the United States District Court in Brooklyn, has twice thrown out convictions that would have ensured that the man spend at least five years behind bars. He has pledged to break protocol and inform the next cast of jurors about the mandatory prison...
  • Retired Police Officer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

    05/04/2010 5:44:17 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 478+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 3, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    DALLAS, TX—James Robert Clayton, 59, of Mesquite, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 10 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Judge Lindsay also ordered that Clayton serve a lifetime of supervised release and register as a sex offender. Clayton must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on July 6, 2010, to begin serving his sentence. Evidence presented at today’s sentencing hearing showed that Clayton was a police officer with the Highland Park Police Department from September 1973 to July 1978...
  • Army Colonel Charged with Producing Own Child Pornography

    04/28/2010 5:50:15 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 32 replies · 1,015+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | April 27, 2010 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Georgia
    ATLANTA, GA—EDGAR PAGAN-TORRES, 41, of Peachtree City, Georgia, a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography production and possession offenses. PAGAN made his initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge on April 15, 2009 and was indicted this afternoon. United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “This defendant allegedly sexually abused his own daughter and niece and then produced videos of his crimes, ‘mementos’ that he carefully organized into home video-style DVDs. This shocking and tragic conduct has no place in our nation’s military, nor anywhere else. I appreciate...
  • Justice is Served: Child Pornographer Sentenced

    02/08/2010 7:13:37 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 9 replies · 508+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 02-08-10 | Stoutcat
    John Perry Ryan was sentenced today to 7 ½ years in jail for spreading pornographic images of children online. District Court Judge William Sessions said of the crimes, “”Truly heinous… It’s one of the most egregious child pornography cases I’ve ever seen… The descriptions in chat rooms are just abhorrent, just beyond belief.” But his advocates see it differently. Ryan, a former gay rights activist, received a strong show of support from officials in Provincetown, MA, his former home. His backers included a former Superintendent of Schools, a former town director of Public Health and Human Services, and a former...
  • Texas Priest Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison on Child Pornography Conviction

    12/01/2009 9:25:24 PM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 657+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | December 1, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    DALLAS—Matthew Bagert, 40, a former priest in Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay to 51 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in April to one count of possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Bagert, now a resident of Richardson, Texas, will also be required to register as a sex offender and must surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on January 19, 2010. In plea documents signed and filed with the Court, on February 1, 2005, Grand Prairie Police executed a search...
  • Internet monitoring: Canadian federal legislation tabled targets child porn.

    11/26/2009 5:06:26 AM PST · by 4horses+amule · 6 replies · 1,083+ views
    Canadian Dept. of Justice website ^ | Nov. 24, 2009 | Pamela Stephens, Press Secretary
    "...announced the introduction of legislation to assist in the fight against sexual exploitation of children by requiring suppliers of Internet services to report Internet child pornography. The proposed Act would apply to suppliers of Internet services to the public, e.g. Internet access, electronic mail, content hosting and social networking sites. It would require them to: •Report, to a designated agency, tips they receive regarding Web sites where child pornography may be available to the public; and •Notify police and safeguard evidence if they believe that a child pornography offence has been committed using an Internet service that they provide.
  • Rutland (VT) Man Sentenced to 151 Months in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

    11/20/2009 3:57:14 PM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | November 20, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of Vermont
    The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Rutland resident Allan Edward Patrick, 58, was sentenced on November 18, 2009 to 151 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he produced child pornography at his residence, located at 21 Royce Street in Rutland. Because he used his residence to facilitate his criminal conduct, the District Court ordered the defendant to forfeit that residence to the United States. The property is now in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. Judge Murtha also ordered the defendant to pay his four minor...
  • Did Pageant Officials Distribute Child Pornography to Smear Carrie Prejean?

    11/12/2009 5:48:33 AM PST · by FrontPageMag.com · 30 replies · 2,658+ views
    NewsRealBlog.com ^ | November 12, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    It looks like the leftist partisans who violated Joe the Plumber’s privacy, rifled through Linda Tripp’s confidential records, and spent weeks literally navel-gazing at Bristol Palin’s real and imagined pregnancies have hit a new low: leaking an underage pornographic video to smear Carrie Prejean. By now, the media have ensured millions of people who never learned the names of Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, or Anita Dunn have heard that the former Miss California once made a solo sex tape -- or, as the seasoned gatekeepers of reliable journalism often report it, simply a “sex tape.” Prejean told Sean Hannity...
  • Catholic bishop facing child porn charges

    10/01/2009 4:41:20 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 16 replies · 773+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | September 30, 2009 | Jill Mahoney
    A Roman Catholic bishop who oversaw an historic settlement with victims of past sexual abuse by priests in Nova Scotia has been charged with possessing and importing child pornography. Bishop Raymond Lahey of the Diocese of Antigonish was searched at the Ottawa airport as he re-entered Canada on Sept. 15. Officers found images “of concern” on his laptop, and seized it along with other media devices. He was released pending further investigation. After a forensic examination revealed child pornography, Ottawa police charged Bishop Lahey, 69, Friday and issued a warrant for his arrest. In a statement Saturday, Bishop Lahey said...
  • Ex-leader with a state union sentenced in molest, porn case(SEIU)

    09/16/2009 2:26:33 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 19 replies · 1,166+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 15, 2009 | Kim Minugh
    A state employee and a former leader with the SEIU Local 1000 union was sentenced today to 25 years in state prison after he pleaded no contest to child molestation, possession of child pornography and manufacturing child pornography Feliciano had been convicted of child molestation in 1993 and was a registered sex offender, the release states. In 2006, he was convicted for failing to register. Feliciano is a former president of one of SEIU's 50 district labor councils, which are located across the state.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' half brother indicted in child-porn case

    08/26/2009 9:35:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 1,039+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009
    PORTLAND, Ore. — The late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ half brother has been indicted on felony charges of possessing child pornography in Oregon. James Auchincloss was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Medford on 25 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse resulting from the alleged duplication and possession of child pornography.
  • Boynton Beach Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Child Pornography

    08/17/2009 5:11:39 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 3 replies · 579+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 17, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Florida
    Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Michael J. Folmar, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Filed Office, announced today that on Friday, August 14, 2009, the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra sentenced Mark Joseph Harvey, of Boynton Beach, FL, to forty (40) years’ imprisonment, to be followed by lifetime supervised release. On April 24, 2009, Harvey had pled guilty to all three counts of a federal Indictment charging him with distribution and possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252A(a)(2)(A) and 2252A(a)(5)(B). As...
  • Child Pornographer Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison (NY)

    08/17/2009 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 8 replies · 560+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | August 17, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM DAVIS was sentenced today to 120 years in prison for producing, attempting to mail, and possessing child pornography, as well as possessing ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. The sentence was imposed in Manhattan federal court by United States District Judge RICHARD J. SULLIVAN. DAVIS was found guilty of all four charges against him on January 13, 2009, following a six-day jury trial before Judge SULLIVAN. According to the Indictment, the evidence at trial, and statements made at today's sentencing proceeding: DAVIS...