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03/05/2018
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Timothy Paul Malone, 39, of River Oaks, Texas, pleaded guilty in November 2017 to two counts of sexually exploiting children, and one count of attempting to sexually exploit children.

03/05/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

James Horton, 25, pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to the aforementioned violations on  Nov. 13, 2017.

02/28/2018
Beaumont, TX
Child Exploitation

John Edward Burns, 45, from Kountze, Texas, pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2017, to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity and was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison Feb. 28 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

02/26/2018
Las Cruces, NM
Child Exploitation

In addition to whatever prison sentence is imposed, John Bevel, 42, will also be on supervised release for a term to be determined by the court.  He must also to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

02/22/2018
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

Douglas A. Willis, 54, of Naperville, Illinois, was sentenced Feb. 8 to 48 months federal in prison for possessing child pornography.  He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release.  

02/22/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

John Porter, 63, of Marple Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 60 months incarceration followed by five years’ supervised release. Additionally, Porter is required to pay $54,500.00 in victim restitution, a $5,000.00 penalty assessment fee under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), and a court assessment fee of $200.00.  Porter was required to begin his sentence at the close of his hearing.

02/21/2018
Pasco County, FL
Child Exploitation

Kyle Dale Ritsema, 35, of Land O’Lakes, was arrested Feb. 13, 2018, by HSI special agents for production, possession, and distribution of child pornography.

02/21/2018
Rochester, NY
Child Exploitation

Richard Wolfe, 60, of Rochester, NY, is a full-time truck driver who also works as a part-time professional photographer and has taken pictures of minors.  According to the complaint, in March 2016, a Canadian law enforcement agency executed a search warrant involving a mobile chatting application. Between April 2, 2016, and April 7, 2016, a user with the account name “rickyraz15” used the application to share 331 images of child pornography.

02/21/2018
Detroit, MI
Child Exploitation

Terry LeClerc, 47, was sentenced in federal court to 360 months for the production, receipt, and possession of child pornography.   This case was initiated in 2016 when the Ann Arbor Police Department received a complaint that LeClerc had sexually assaulted a cognitively impaired individual. 

02/20/2018
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation

Daniel Huzinec, 26, of Buffalo, NY was convicted of receipt of child pornography after sharing photographs of male children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a peer-to-peer website.

02/15/2018
Billings, MT
Child Exploitation

Matthew Stoney Olson, from Circle, Montana, was previously convicted at trial of receiving and possessing child pornography.  In early 2015, Olson routinely received child pornography by downloading it via a peer-to-peer sharing network.  During that time, HSI special agents became aware of these downloads and obtained a search warrant for Olson’s home. 

02/13/2018
San Diego , CA
Child Exploitation

Christian Clews, who owned and operated his horse ranch in an affluent suburban north San Diego community, pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography in July but remained free on bond. He was immediately taken into custody by U.S. Marshal’s at the conclusion of the hearing.

02/07/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

HSI special agents arrested Alfredo Maysonet-Galarza, 57, of Toa Alta, after a joint ICE HSI and DHS OIG investigation revealed that during 2015, Maysonet-Galarza used a well-known peer-to-peer file sharing program to advertise for sharing certain videos and images depicting prepubescent minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

02/06/2018
Las Cruces, NM
Child Exploitation

Michael Ray Sepulveda, 39, from Silver City, New Mexico, must also register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

02/06/2018
Harrisonburg, VA
Child Exploitation

James Daniel Arbaugh, 40, faces a maximum statutory penalty of up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000.

01/26/2018
Bogotá, Colombia
Child Exploitation

Since 2014, HSI Bogota has prioritized the investigation of child exploitation/child pornography in Colombia and has conducted extensive training for the CNP and prosecutors.  However, Colombia did not have a cyber forensics laboratory dedicated to analyzing electronic media, which caused a delay in investigations. Now, with the help of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), this state of the art lab will streamline investigations and eventually be used to assist other countries in the region in child exploitation investigations.

01/26/2018
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

Dylan Heatherly, 34, of Lemon Grove, Calif. and William Staples, 57, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, were convicted Thursday of multiple child exploitation crimes, including conspiracy offenses, after a seven-day jury trial.

01/18/2018
Concord, NH
Child Exploitation

Matthew Felton, 38, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of production of child pornography.

01/07/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

HSI Philadelphia was alerted by HSI Portland, Maine, that Jack Russel Bristol, 61, scheduled to travel from Philadelphia to the Philippines for the purposes of the sexual abuse of minor children.

01/05/2018
Hammond, IN
Child Exploitation

An Indiana man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than five years in prison for hiring a pimp to transport a minor across state lines for prostitution. An Indiana man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than five years in prison for hiring a pimp to transport a minor across state lines for prostitution. 

12/21/2017
Catalina, AZ
Child Exploitation

The investigation into Kimball Hoff, 61, began in October 2015 when HSI special agents received information regarding child pornography being downloaded and shared from a specific internet protocol address. On Oct. 27, 2015, HSI special agents executed a search warrant at Hoff’s Pima County residence.

12/18/2017
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

John B. Alwood, 54,  was identified by HSI Delaware as having accessed an online conferencing application in order to gain sexual gratification by viewing child pornography with other men.

12/18/2017
Scranton, PA
Child Exploitation

Brian Tate, age 35, previously pleaded guilty to traveling to a hotel to engage in sex with a six-year-old female. Between October 17, 2016 and November 9, 2016, Tate used the internet to arrange for the minor to be brought to the hotel to meet him for sex.

12/13/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Jon Anthony Terry, 28, of Rockwall, Texas, is currently in custody on a related criminal complaint. A date has not yet been set for him to make his initial appearance.

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