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08/22/2017
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation

Elmer Franky Ortiz, 42, from Honduras and who lived in Carrollton, Texas, pleaded guilty in April 2017 one count of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

08/21/2017
Plano, TX
Child Exploitation

Joel Linden, 29, from Denton, Texas, pleaded guilty to producing and distributing child pornography on Apr. 20, 2017.  He was sentenced to a total of 600 months in federal prison on Aug. 18, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

08/19/2017
Philadelphia , PA
Child Exploitation

On Aug. 19, Eduardo Angulo Medina, 32, an unlawfully present Peruvian citizen, was encountered by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) attempting to depart the United States via a United Airlines flight to Lima, Peru, at Newark Liberty International Airport.

08/18/2017
San Antonio, TX
Child Exploitation

Kenneth Lee Briggs, 43, from Kyle, Texas, was arrested after a criminal complaint was filed in federal court on Aug. 16. On Thursday, he made his initial appearance in U.S. Magistrate Court in Austin, Texas.

08/17/2017
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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At the request of ICE-HSI, INTERPOL Washington caused the issuance of an INTERPOL Blue Notice for the unidentified subject.  Blue Notices are published by INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, for the purpose of tracing, locating, and seeking information on persons of interest in criminal investigations.  They are disseminated to law enforcement officials in all 190 member countries of INTERPOL.

08/17/2017
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Asael Rodriguez-Alvarado, 21, of North Chicago, Ill., was sentenced Aug. 10 by U.S. Chief District Judge Raner C. Collins. Rodriguez-Alvarado pleaded guilty March 9 to one felony count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual activity. Upon completion of his sentence, Rodriguez-Alvarado will be on supervised release for the rest of his life and required to register as a sex offender.

08/14/2017
Tulsa, OK
Child Exploitation

This sentence was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Loretta F. Radford, Northern District of Oklahoma.  Chief U.S. District Court Judge Gregory K. Frizzell also sentenced Ronald Eugene Robinson, 62, of Tulsa, to 10 years of supervised release following his release from prison.

08/08/2017
Laredo, TX
Child Exploitation

Jaime Gerardo Gonzalez, 26, from Laredo, Texas, pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to receiving child pornography. U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo accepted his guilty plea and set sentencing for Dec. 6.  Gonzalez faces a minimum of five and up to 20 years in federal prison, as well as a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

08/07/2017
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation

Brandi Leonard, 20, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced last week by to 20 years in federal prison for producing child pornography while sexually abusing an infant.

08/04/2017
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

HSI special agents arrested Jaime Emmanuel Cano-Olmeda, 27, of Toa Baja, following an investigation that stemmed from a forensic analysis of a smartphone seized during the execution of a state search warrant in the residence of a New Jersey man on Jan. 13. A search of the device revealed the presence of a chat between the owner of the telephone and a man later identified as Cano-Olmeda.

08/01/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Curtis Audun Larssen, 33, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to 210 months in prison. Larssen pleaded guilty in June 2017 to one count of using the internet to induce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. Once he completes his prison sentence, Larssen will be on supervised release for the rest of his life.

07/28/2017
St. Paul, MN
Child Exploitation

Jeremy David Mount, 41, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, pleaded guilty Feb. 9, 2017, to one count of receiving and one count of producing child pornography.  He was sentenced to 262 months in prison on July 27 before U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson.  He was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release.

07/28/2017
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation

Jonathan Andrew Hydro, 59, of Abilene, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor to pay $5,000 in restitution.  He has been in custody since his arrest in February 2017.  Hydro pleaded guilty in April 2017 to one count of receiving visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

07/26/2017
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Ben Culbertson, 56, of Nevada, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 262 months in federal prison without parole. Culbertson had been detained in federal custody since his arrest in October 2016.  Culbertson pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography via the internet on March 22, 2017.

07/24/2017
Sedona, AZ
Child Exploitation

Samir Wadi, (44), of Sedona, was sentenced July 19, by an Arizona Superior Court Judge following a bench trial who handed a guilty verdict of 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor under the age of 15, making each charged count a class two felony.

07/12/2017
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

According to the March 2 plea agreement, Jesus Nieto, 20, used social media sites to communicate with the minor girls, ages 11 and 15, for the purpose of soliciting sexually explicit pictures. He also persuaded and coerced the girls into engaging in sexual intercourse with him.

07/11/2017
Tacoma, WA
Child Exploitation

Brandon K. Phelps, 33, was the subject of a combined investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Seattle Police Department in its role as operator of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

07/10/2017
Richland, WA
Child Exploitation

The operation, which took place July 5-10, was the result of a probe by the Washington State Patrol’s (WSP) Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF) including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

07/10/2017
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

Todd Darren Rickdal, 50, of Seattle, first came to the attention of special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after he responded to a Seattle Police Department Craigslist ad during a 2016 sting operation.

07/07/2017
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Robert Dion Ables, 40, of Hutchins, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in December 2016 on a related federal criminal complaint.  In March 2017, Ables pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography and two counts of producing child pornography.

07/05/2017
Brownsville, TX
Child Exploitation

Issac Gonzalez, 62, from Los Fresnos, Texas, appeared before U.S. District Judge, Rolando Olvera who ordered Gonzalez to serve 78 months in prison July 5 to include a life time of supervised release. Judge Olvera also ordered Gonzalez to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet, to include registering as a sex offender for life. Gonzalez pleaded guilty to the charges April 4.

06/30/2017
Yuma, AZ
Child Exploitation
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Aaron Turk, 31, of Yuma, who provided babysitting services at the residence he shared with his girlfriend, was re-arrested Thursday morning by HSI special agents after a forensic examination of his electronic devices revealed more than 500 images of child pornography.

06/28/2017
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

Brandon Quinn Vasquez, 31, of Phoenix, was taken into custody June 20 by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

06/27/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Jake Nicholas Luera, 31, from Webster, Texas, came to the attention of law enforcement following an investigation dubbed “Operation Back to School” in August 2015 that targeted predators who solicit minors online. During the operation, Luera engaged in online chats with an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old female and drove to a location where he believed he would make sexual contact with her.

06/26/2017
Tulsa, OK
Child Exploitation

Clint Tirone Barger pleaded guilty to a two-count Information on March 30, 2017.

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