Results tagged “Child Pornography” from The Court Reporter

Kentucky Man Gets 110 years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Porn

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BOWLING GREEN, KY--A man was sentenced to 110 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release for enticing and coercing two girls under 5 years of age to engage in sexually explicit conduct so he could make child pornography,  according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Tony Edwin Davis, 50, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, pleaded guilty on February 5, 2013, to a 15-count federal grand jury indictment that charged him with production and possession of child pornography.

The 14 incidents involving the victims happened between Dec. 18, 2009 and Nov. 28, 2010, authorities stated.

 "Today's sentence of 110 years in a federal prison without parole should send a stark message. We are committed to fighting child exploitation and to holding accountable those who would prey upon and harm young children," stated U.S. Attorney David Hale.


Funeral Home Director Admits to Receiving Child Pornography

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ALEXANDRIA, LA--Funeral Home Director John Casey Young, 45, of Vidalia, pleaded guilty Friday to receiving child pornography on his computer.

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, during an investigation of a separate but related matter in September 2011, discovered that Young used his work computer to search for child pornography on the Internet.

Young is facing up to 20 years in prison.

This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a U.S. Department of Justice nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse

For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

 

Former LAPD 911-Dispatcher Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn

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A former Los Angeles Police Department  911-operator was sentenced to six years in federal prison on Thursday for receiving  child pornography, which authorities described as  "beyond repugnant," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Brandon Simpson, 28, had images of infants being sexually assaulted, authorities stated.

Simpson, of Long Beach, was arrested during an investigation into a peer-to-peer network in September 2011 and he pleaded guilty in June 2012 to one count of receiving child pornography.

 A search warrant by police resulted in recovering hundreds of images of child pornography, according to federal officials.

In his plea agreement, Simpson admitted that his pornography collection contained more than 600 images. Some were images of bondage of very small children, stated officials.

Former Texas Choir Teacher Going to Prison for Showing Pornographic Video to a Minor

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DALLAS--A former choir teacher at Cross Timbers Middle School in Grapevine, Texas, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography, and is facing a sentence of at least five years and no more than 20 years behind bars, according to federal authorities.

Daniel Oberlender, 45,  used his computer to connect to the Internet and use Skype software to show a video file depicting a minor engaged in sexual explicit conduct.

On Aug. 5, 2012, Oberlender allowed DJH to remotely view the entire contends of his computer screen. Oberlender then began playing a video file, which was viewable by DJH, that depicted an adult male and a minor male engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to federal officials.

The minor male, whose eyes are shut during the entire video, appears to be approximately 5 or 6-years-old, authorities stated.

 DJH, who was located in Dallas, used Evaer software to capture and record the contents of Oberlender's computer screen, to include the transmission of the video, federal officials stated.

 

Ohio Man Who Had Thousands Of Child Pornography Images Pleads Guilty

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COLUMBUS--Zdenek Hrouda, 37, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, had more than 10,000 still images and 300 video files of child pornography stored on three computers and two external hard drives inside his house, according to U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hrouda was in federal court today pleaded guilty today and is now facing up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to law enforcement, an investigator was monitoring the Internet and identified an IP address that was a download candidate for child pornography.

The FBI and local police searched Hrouda's house on July 5, 2012 and found the pornography.

 

 

Omaha Man Gets More than 17 Years in Prison For Producing Child Porn

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NEBRASKA  -- A 50-year-old man was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for producing child pornography, federal prosecutors announced today.

Douglas Suing, of Omaha, was arrested in Navajo County, Arizona on Jan. 12, 2011 as he was driving back to Nebraska, say federal authorities. A search of the hard drive found in Suing's vehicle revealed over 9,000 videos of child pornography, federal authorities stated.

Authorities identified a child engaged in sexually explicit in a series of short videos and images produced by Suing's camera as a 12-year-old living in Omaha.

In addition to the images of the 12-year-old produced by Suing, there were more than 200 videos of child pornography to include infants and prepubescent children engaged in acts of sexual penetration and bondage, federal prosecutors stated.

This matter was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force.

Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation, say federal  authorities.

For more information about Project Safe Childhood go to: www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

New Haven Man Facing 10 Years For Possessing Child Porn

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New Haven - A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to possessing more than 300 images and 22 videos of graphic child pornography and is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Joseph Calvin Laughner, 44, will be sentenced in federal court in September.

To report cases of child exploitation go to website: www.cybertipline.com

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Raul Hernandez has spent years writing stories about the drama that unfolds in the courtroom. Here he answers common questions, share some insights on the judicial system and passes along some of the little things that make the Ventura County courts an interesting place to be. You can contact him at rhernandez@vcstar.com.