VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer was arrested for possessing nude photos of underage people, authorities said.
Valdosta Police Lt. Jeremyah “J.B.” Jones was charged last week...
PHOENIX (AP) — Nine men have been indicted in an undercover child sexual exploitation investigation in Arizona, authorities said Wednesday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi high school band director who was previously accused of child exploitation has pleaded guilty to a sexual battery charge.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire senator is co-sponsoring a bill that aims to give law enforcement agencies additional tools to go after online child exploitation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with having tens of thousands of digital images and about 200 videos of child pornography pleaded guilty Friday, federal prosecutors said.
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Pennsylvania firefighter has been charged with trying to arrange a meeting for sex with a 10-year-old girl, according to federal documents from the Eastern District of...
Thirteen men who arranged through social media platforms to meet what they thought were children between the ages of 13 and 15 for sex have been arrested, Rhode Island State Police announced...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of making and receiving child pornography was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers are getting a four-year grant to track trends in the use of technology to sexually exploit children.
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Seven men have been accused of trying to solicit sex from minors following a three-day undercover sting operation targeting online sexual predators, Georgia authorities said...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography.
Barney Knotts, 74, was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison, news...
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is facing multiple charges related to exploiting children, police said.
Xavier Lafleur, 19, of Burrillville, was charged on Monday with indecent...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former Alaska juvenile justice official who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography has been sentenced Monday to four years in prison, federal prosecutors...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a New York City man to 72 months in prison for producing and distributing visual representations of the sexual abuse of...
READING, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania enacts law ending time limits for criminal charges in future child sexual abuse cases.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Major Australian bank Westpac is facing a potentially massive fine after being accused of 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators who uncover child exploitation initiated more than 4,000 cases around the world in the 2019 budget year, resulting in thousands of arrests and the...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Attorney General’s office says longtime Idaho political figure Martin “Marty” Peterson was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Boy Scout leader accused of recording boys changing clothes at a pool and inside teepees at an Ohio scout reservation has pleaded guilty to pornography and child exploitation...
LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A 71-year-old Mississippi man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for forcing a 10-year-old to put on makeup and pose sexually while he photographed...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a 32-year-old suburban man to 25 years in prison for distributing sexually explicit images and videos of children.
LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A private school teacher and baseball coach in Georgia is being accused of possessing child pornography.
News outlets report 37-year-old Brandon Lybrand was arrested...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says more than 40 people were arrested over two months in a crackdown on internet crimes against children.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The drag queen performance of a 9-year-old boy at a bar outside Ohio's capital city has prompted a state legislator to propose a law aimed at closing what he says is a...
LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Mississippi woman accused of producing child pornography was working with an immigrant living illegally in Louisiana.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A former northwest Indiana teacher has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for sexual misconduct with boys during after-school baseball lessons.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they've made 19 arrests in six months after investigations into child exploitation in West Virginia.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A school official says a Mississippi high school band director accused of child exploitation is no longer employed at the school.
DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — A former corrections officer in Douglas has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison in a child pornography case.
Prosecutors say 33-year-old Josue Eduardo Cota of Douglas was sentenced Wednesday.
Cota will be on lifetime supervised probation after serving his prison term, and he must register as a sex offender.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona prosecutors say a Phoenix man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 53-year-old Peter Joseph Caddeo also was sentenced to lifetime probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.
Prosecutors say Caddeo identified in 2016 when he was using internet chat groups to acquire child pornography.
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — State prosecutors say a Cottonwood man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a child exploitation case.
The Arizona Attorney General's Office says 28-year-old Jay McFarland also was sentenced to a consecutive term of lifetime probation and will be required to register as a sex offender.
McFarland was sentenced in Yavapai Superior Court in Camp Verde for sexual exploitation of a minor.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An FBI sex sting has snared a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force, who is now accused of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at a hotel after the two talked online.
MONROE, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer who serves as an assistant attorney general and part-time judge is accused of sexually exploiting children.
News outlets report 58-year-old George Randolph Jeffery was arrested Friday on child exploitation charges. Federal and state agents also raided his Monroe home that day.
Attorney Robbie Ballard says his firm represents Jeffery, who he says intends to plead not guilty. He remained an active member of the state bar in good standing as of Monday.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Police say a Bloomington High School North custodian has been arrested on preliminary charges of voyeurism and child exploitation after allegedly using a cellphone to record in a girl's locker room.
Bloomington police arrested 36-year-old William Marrs of Bloomington shortly after the incident was discovered.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move.
However, a colleague in Philadelphia is now taking aim at the church this month, sending grand jury subpoenas to dioceses throughout Pennsylvania as he tries to build a federal criminal case centered on child exploitation.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say a middle school English teacher in Georgia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after being accused of sexually assaulting a sixth-grade boy.
News outlets report a Gwinnett County police release says 28-year-old Zachary Meadors was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kansas City physician was sentenced to 7.5 years without parole for distributing child pornography.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Jeffrey Hassenflug was also sentenced Tuesday to 10 years of supervised release after incarceration. Hassenflug also has paid $15,000 in restitution to his victims.
Hassenflug was a doctor in Kansas City until moving to Texas in 2016, where he was an emergency room physician.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man who previously served time for child exploitation has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes.
The U.S. attorney's office says 33-year-old Jason Jorgenson was caught receiving and distributing child porn from his home, after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tipped off Homeland Security.
Jorgenson was indicted in May 2017 and pleaded guilty this past April.
HONOLULU (AP) — A former U.S. soldier who was stationed in Hawaii has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for soliciting sexually explicit photographs from a British girl and using them to blackmail her, federal prosecutors said.
Christopher Ernest Fox was sentenced Monday in federal court in Honolulu after pleading guilty in April to producing child pornography.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 51-year-old Anchorage clinical psychologist has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports Russell Cherry is charged with one count of distribution of child pornography distribution and one count of possession.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the indictment Wednesday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A former Menominee tribal police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for trying to sexually exploit a child.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 40-year Basil O'Kimosh Jr. sent sexually explicit words and photos of himself to a 15-year-old who was actually an undercover detective. O'Kimosh was arrested after arranging to meet the purported teen.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A former Ball State University math instructor has been has been sentenced to four years of probation on his convictions of child pornography and other charges stemming from his alleged use of a campus computer to access images of nude children.
Fifty-year-old Brian Kenneth Siebenaler also will be required to register as an offender against children. He was convicted last month of four counts each of child exploitation and possession of child pornography.
ROME, Ga. (AP) — A former employee of a northwest Georgia school district has been indicted following his arrest in a multi-state child exploitation sting.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a 5-year-old girl has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
News outlets report 27-year-old Curtis Wathen was arrested after the child's mother found a pornographic video of her daughter on Wathen's cellphone in June 2017.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A former Ball State University math instructor has been convicted of child pornography and other charges stemming from his alleged use of a campus computer to access images of nude children.
A Delaware County judge convicted 49-year-old Brian Kenneth Siebenaler of four counts each of child exploitation and possession of child pornography Monday following a bench trial. He'll be sentenced April 30.
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A former rural Alaska school teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison for possessing child pornography.
John Paul Donald Douglas, a former teacher in Tuluksak (too-LUK-sak), was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years with six suspended.
Alaska State Troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in May investigated peer-to-peer images sent between computers and received a video depicting child sexual exploitation.
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — "Operation Safety Net," the results of which were announced in December, netted 79 people suspected of exploiting children.
Most were accused of owning and sharing child pornography, or material that shows children being sexually abused. Ten people actively used the internet to actively solicit children for sexual activity, authorities said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California man was sentenced to life in federal prison Tuesday for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography in what prosecutors called one of most "lurid, willful, and disturbing" child exploitation cases in the nation.
U.S. District Judge John Mendez said he was sickened by the crimes committed by Michael Carey Clemans, 57, of Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the sentence of a California man sentenced for buying children (all times local):
A Northern California man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for buying Filipino children for sex and pornography.
U.S. District Judge John Mendez said Tuesday that he was sickened by Michael Clemans' crimes. He says Clemans stole the childhood of victims through crimes that were unthinkable and inexcusable.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of two Massachusetts brothers facing child pornography charges has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars under a plea deal.
Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Alex Germaine was also sentenced Tuesday to 10 years of probation. Prosecutors say the harsh sentence was because the Springfield man had previously been convicted of statutory rape.