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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.
05/06/2014
Bismark, ND
Child Exploitation
Clayton L. Lakey, 34, of Billings, Montana, pleaded guilty to a charge of coercing and enticing a minor, and was sentenced May 7 to serve five years in federal prison.
05/05/2014
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Jason Thomas Dreyer, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to 60 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. Gonzales Ramos also ordered Dreyer to follow these requirements:
05/05/2014
Trenton, NJ
Child Exploitation
Albert Rose, 55, of Lafayette, previously pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court. As part of his guilty plea, Rose admitted distributing images of child pornography via email using a computer located in his residence in February 2010.
05/04/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Edwin Maldonado-Burgos, 57, of Orocovis, after an investigation that stemmed from a referral from the Puerto Rico Department of Justice revealed that he transported a then 18-year-old mentally-disabled female, identified in the criminal complaint as Jane Doe, in order to engage in criminal sexual conduct.
05/04/2014
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Laiton Blake Witkowski, of Stockton, Maryland, had his initial appearance May 5 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Witkowski faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison for each of the two counts of production of child pornography; a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison for distribution of child pornography; and a maximum of 20 years in prison for each of the four counts of possession of child pornography.
05/04/2014
Reno, NV
Child Exploitation
Marcus Gabriel Henderson, 34, pleaded guilty in January to attempted production of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. Court records state Henderson came to the attention of law enforcement through an undercover child pornography investigation.
05/04/2014
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, between November 28, 2012 and January 24, 2013, David Thomas Hume, 37, distributed more than 600 images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The images also depicted prepubescent minors involved in sadism, masochism and acts of violence.
05/01/2014
Manila, Philippines
Child Exploitation
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Daniel Perry, a 17-year-old victim of an online blackmail attempt, died after jumping off the Forth Road Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2013.
05/01/2014
McAllen, TX
Child Exploitation
Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa sentenced Jose Luis Garcia-Saldivar, 29, to 121 months imprisonment. Garcia-Saldivar pleaded guilty the charges Sept. 4, 2012. He admitted he intended to have sex with a minor for money. Garcia-Saldivar asked the victim to send him photographs from her cell phone of herself which included sexually explicit conduct. Garcia-Saldivar's sentence was enhanced because the minor victim was only 14 years of age at the time. Garcia-Saldivar will also be required to register as a sex offender.
04/30/2014
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Tong Yang, 45, of Stella, Missouri, pleaded guilty to the charge contained in a Jan. 21 federal indictment.
04/28/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
John Jaramillo, 44, of Albuquerque, was arrested April 24 by HSI special agents on a criminal complaint charging him with receiving and possessing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
04/28/2014
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation
Keith Farnham, 66, of Elgin, Ill., allegedly possessed two videos depicting child pornography on a computer that was seized from his state office in Elgin in March.
04/28/2014
Tyler, TX
Child Exploitation
Robbie Newby, 46, of Grapeland, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 17, 2013; he pleaded guilty Jan. 9, 2014 to sexually exploiting children. Newby was sentenced April 23 to 30 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
04/27/2014
Norristown, PA
Child Exploitation
According to the indictments, each of the defendants had contact, via the Internet, with Minor #1 and enticed Minor #1 to engage in sexual conduct and transmit it over the Internet.
04/25/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Benerado Mercado-Rivera, of Humacao, immediately after he showed up at Las Catalinas Mall in Caguas where he was supposed to meet what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.
04/25/2014
Bakersfield, CA
Child Exploitation
David Michael Wilson, 31, of Delano, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer K. Thurston to one count of receiving or distributing images of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

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