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05/21/2014
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Mark Anthony Pape, 23, has been in federal custody since his arrest last month in San Marcos, Texas, on a related charge outlined in a federal criminal complaint.
05/20/2014
Fargo, ND
Child Exploitation
Jared Tyler Allen, 28, of Fargo, was sentenced to 114 months for receiving and possessing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. This case came to the attention of law enforcement after officers working on the North Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered evidence indicating a computer in North Dakota was sharing child pornography via a peer-to-peer (P2P) network.
05/20/2014
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Gregory Bogomol, 38, of Fort Worth, was arrested May 15 by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possessing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas announced this arrest.
05/20/2014
New York, NY
Child Exploitation
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As part of Operation Caireen, which began April 4 and ran until May 15, HSI special agents, New York City Police Department detectives and other law enforcement partners surreptitiously infiltrated peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks to identify users in the New York City metropolitan area who sought to acquire or distribute known or suspected images and videos of children engaged in sexually explicit activities.
05/20/2014
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Joshua David Bellah, 40, of Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of child pornography.
05/20/2014
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation
Robert Dale Schrader, 33, of Littlerock, California, pleaded guilty to the charge before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess, who scheduled a sentencing hearing for Aug. 18. At sentencing, Schrader faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison, and he could be ordered to serve up to 30 years in custody.
05/19/2014
Oakland, CA
Child Exploitation
Terry Howell, 57, most recently of Baypoint, Calif., pleaded guilty Feb. 10, to distributing child pornography to a person in another state using his email account.
05/19/2014
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
According to documents filed in the case, law enforcement received information from the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center identifying an offender in the Dallas area. The investigation led law enforcement to secure and execute a search warrant at the residence of Donald Record, 52, of Dallas, on March 6.
05/18/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
According to the indictment, during March 2014, Kervin Ruiz-Colon, 54, attempted to transfer sexually explicit photographs to a minor whom he believed to be 13-years-old. Ruiz-Colon had his initial hearing Monday before U.S. Magistrate Sylvia Carreño Coll, who scheduled his preliminary hearing for May 28. He was ordered held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo.
05/18/2014
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation
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John David Boyle, 52, of Glendora, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson. At Monday's hearing, Judge Wilson said Boyle's crimes were "horrendous" and that "the damage done to the victims is incalculable."
05/18/2014
Miami, FL
Child Exploitation
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Fifteen military veterans who successfully completed a one-year intensive computer forensics training program with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have all been offered permanent positions with the agency to continue working in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
05/15/2014
Oakland, CA
Child Exploitation
Jesse Yang, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. Judge Gonzalez Rogers also sentenced Yang to 10 years of supervised release.
05/14/2014
Newark, NJ
Child Exploitation
Manuel Fernandez, 33, of Wayne, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares in Newark federal court to one count of distribution of child pornography. Fernandez has been in custody since his arrest in January 2012.
05/14/2014
Austin, TX
Child Exploitation
Gary Joe Smith, 61, of Morgan, Texas, was sentenced by U.S District Judge Walter S. Smith Jr. to serve 72 months imprisonment for possessing and distributing child pornography. Judge Smith also ordered him to serve five years of supervised release after he completes his sentence. Smith pleaded guilty to the charges March 6.
05/13/2014
Tacoma, WA
Child Exploitation
The two-day bench trial of Michael T. Laursen, 47, came as a result of a multiagency investigation, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Laursen now faces up to 30 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years.
05/13/2014
Harrisburg, PA
Child Exploitation
A federal grand jury in Harrisburg Wednesday indicted a U.S. Army colonel for possession and distribution of child pornography over the Internet. Colonel Robert J. Rice, 56, of Carlisle, is stationed at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.
05/12/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
Israel Berrios-Berrios, a 58-year-old suspended Catholic priest, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and sexual trafficking of minors.
05/12/2014
Brussels, Belgium
Child Exploitation
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Switzerland is the latest country to join the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child sexual exploitation and other forms of transnational child sexual exploitation. An official signing-in ceremony was held in Brussels Tuesday, which was attended by both the U.S. and Swiss ambassadors to the European Union.
05/12/2014
El Paso, TX
Child Exploitation
Tomas Steven Quiñones, 48, admitted to producing a video in December 2010 that contained child pornography. Specifically, Quiñones admitted to knowingly persuading and enticing two minors to take part in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a video depiction of such conduct. In the video he is seen and heard instructing the children on how to have sex.
05/11/2014
Harrisburg, PA
Child Exploitation
A 19-year-old Carlisle man was charged with child pornography possession and abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 following an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Zackary Adam Knight was charged in a criminal complaint filed May 9 in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.
05/11/2014
Trenton, NJ
Child Exploitation
Nathan Brochstein, 40, of Wayside, N.J., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton federal court to one count of distribution of child pornography.
05/11/2014
Sacramento, CA
Child Exploitation
Frederick Simonelli, 69, is charged in a March 26 federal grand jury indictment unsealed Monday. According to court documents, an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) found Simonelli allegedly received child pornography through the Internet on at least two occasions in January 2012.
05/11/2014
Little Rock, AR
Child Exploitation
Shane Padilla, 30, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, a U.S. Air Force C-130 pilot stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, was initially arrested on the charges April 4. He faces between five years and 20 years in federal prison as well as a $250,000 fine if convicted of the charges.
05/11/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) recognized the efforts of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) during its annual congressional breakfast May 7 in Washington, D.C.

05/08/2014
Tulsa, OK
Child Exploitation
Kevin D. Woolsey, 22, of Jenks, Oklahoma, was sentenced by U.S. Court Judge Claire V. Eagan to serve 84 months, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. On Sept. 19, 2013, Woolsey was charged by sealed Information with receiving child pornography; he pleaded guilty to the charge Nov. 5. Woolsey targeted boys between 14 to 16 years old who primarily participated in the Boy Scouts or who were members of a church youth group.

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