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06/06/2018
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

Paul Alan Shapiro, 71, a retired auto dealership employee, pleaded guilty one day before he was set to go on trial on July 24, 2017. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Shapiro will serve 10 years in federal prison, 20 years of supervised release following his prison sentence, and will pay $20,000 total to two victims, both of whom are citizens of the Kingdom of Thailand.

06/06/2018
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation

Michelle Andra Joyner, 46, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced June 6 by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 300 months in federal prison and 10 years of supervised release.

06/01/2018
Atlanta, GA
Child Exploitation

Benjamin Jenkins, a/k/a “Rei,” a/k/a “Reithe8th,” a/k/a “Dani Domo, was indicted by a federal grand jury May 23 and ordered held in federal custody pending trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

05/31/2018
Manalapan, NJ
Child Exploitation

Angelo Curato, 26, is charged by complaint with one count of producing visual depictions of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Curato is expected to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court.

05/29/2018
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation

Timothy Allen Weaver, 36, from Dearborn, Montana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris, to 500 months in federal prison, a lifetime of supervised release, and $3,000 in restitution to the victim.

05/22/2018
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation

Michael Lyle Blair, 64, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was also ordered to serve seven years on supervised release after he completes his prison sentence, and he must pay restitution totaling $21,000. The defendant, who appeared at the sentencing on bond, was remanded into custody immediately after the hearing.

05/21/2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

Clinton Ray Stevens, 26, was found guilty of uploading pornographic images of children to an internet chat room called “UNderAg3.”

05/16/2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

Nicolas Hamm, 26, from Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography after authorities found more than 22,000 child pornography images in his possession.

05/15/2018
Oklahoma City, OK
Child Exploitation

At sentencing May 14, Judge DeGiusti sentenced Harry Dean Wheeler Jr., 68, of Oklahoma City, to 120 months in prison. Upon release from prison, he must serve five years on supervised release.

05/10/2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

Rogelio Castaneda, 61, and Jose Ivan Davila, 54, pleaded guilty, Jan. 23, in separate but similar cases.

05/10/2018
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

The criminal complaint alleges that in July 2017, Manuel Diaz, 64, from Corpus Christi, printed photographs of nude children from a flash drive at a pharmacy. A subsequent forensic examination allegedly resulted in discovering more than 850 pornographic images and videos of children as young as 12 years old.

05/03/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
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As part of Project iGuardian, HSI special agents in San Juan organized the Internet safety outreach for kids 12 to 16 years old to provide them with the necessary tools to make smart decisions when navigating in the Internet. HSI San Juan made the massive event possible by soliciting the support from Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez-Otero and his team, as well as the Secretary of Puerto Rico’s Department of Education, Julia Keleher, who also attended the event Monday.

05/03/2018
Cheyenne, WY
Child Exploitation

Joshua E. Poole, 40, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was arrested in Sheridan.  On May 2, 2018, Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced Poole to 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by 60 months of supervised release; he was also ordered to pay $3,500 restitution to the victim, and a $100 special assessment.

04/30/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

According to the evidence presented at trial, Yaira Cotto-Flores, 28, of San Lorenzo, transported one of her English students March 1, 2016, to a local motel with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. According to court records, the former teacher and the 14-year old student met at the beginning of the school year and the defendant gave the victim various gifts including an acne treatment kit, a neckband and a wristwatch.

04/26/2018
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation

Weston Scott Langwell, 26, of Amarillo, faces not less than 10 years and not more than life in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to a lifetime of supervised release. He remains in custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Aug. 8.

04/24/2018
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

Tyler McIntosh, 29, of Belvidere, Illinois, was sentenced in Boone County, Illinois to 56 years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, and four counts of child pornography.

04/18/2018
San Jose, CA
Child Exploitation

Robert Krietzman was sentenced today to five years in prison and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for possession of child pornography following an investigation by HSI. 

04/16/2018
Nashville, TN
Child Exploitation

Jarratt A. Turner, 36, of Nashville, previously pleaded guilty to all counts of the indictment issued in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee March 20, 2017.

04/16/2018
Portland, OR
Child Exploitation

James Ian McGlothlin, 41, of Portland, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in federal prison followed by a life term of supervised release for producing child pornography involving two very young children.

04/12/2018
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Patrick Jake Nicholas Luera, 31, from Webster, Texas, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges on June 27, 2017. After he completes his prison sentence, Luera must also serve 15 years of supervised release, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. He must also register as a sex offender.

04/05/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

On March 12, 2015, HSI special agents arrested Gabriel Rodriguez-Pacheco, 33, of Yauco, for persuading, enticing and coercing two female minors, 16 and 17 years of age, to engage in sexually explicit conduct, namely the lascivious exhibition of their genital areas, for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.

04/05/2018
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

John B. Alwood, 54, of Lewes, Delaware, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.

04/02/2018
Fort Worth, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking

The jury convicted Pierre Lagrone, aka “P” or “Pedro,” 33, on one count of conspiracy to sex traffic children, four counts of sex trafficking children, and one count of possessing child pornography. Herman Sanders, aka “Pooh,” 29, was convicted on one count of conspiracy to sex traffic children, one count of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. Demarcus Davis, aka “Zigg,” 25, was convicted on one count of sex trafficking children.

03/29/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Shyniquah Lightner, 26, and Malik Hudson, 21, were charged by indictment in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to the aforementioned violations.

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