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01/31/2011
Newark, NJ
Child Exploitation
John Wrenshall, 64, was sentenced to 300 months in prison for inviting men to travel from around the world to his home in Thailand in order to sexually abuse young boys.
01/31/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
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Stephen Sims of Palm Springs, Calif., was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Gustave Diamond in the Western District of Pennsylvania to 17 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise.
01/31/2011
Roanoke, VA
Child Exploitation
Following a joint investigation led by ICE's HSI, Christopher A. Pearson, 29, of Roanoke was sentenced today to 84 months of federal incarceration and 10 years of supervised release on charges related to his possession of child pornography.
02/01/2011
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Jason Haldeman, 37, of Landenberg, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury Feb. 1, 2011, on one count of transportation of child pornography. Haldeman was identified by ICE HSI agents in Delaware during an online investigation into a computer network devoted to trading images of child pornography.
02/01/2011
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
Ruben A. Santos-Rodriguez was arrested at his residence in Condominio El Monte for allegedly sending inappropriate messages via e-mail and Facebook to a 13-year-old female minor. Santos-Rodriguez faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, if found guilty.
02/04/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation
John Charles Ware, 47, of Oxford, Pa., is charged with child sex tourism in a case being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Philadelphia.
02/08/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation
Adam Jay Lublin, 42, of West Chester, Pa., was sentenced in federal court Feb. 8 to 36 months in prison for possession of child pornography in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
02/08/2011
Beaumont, TX
Child Exploitation
Jeffery Louis, 51, of Orange, Texas, pleaded guilty Feb. 8 before U.S. District Judge Ron Clark to possessing child pornography. Cribb was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 17, 2010 and charged with federal child pornography violations.
02/08/2011
Jacksonville, FL
Child Exploitation
Derek Alan Lee, 44, and his stepson Jeffrey Dean McMillan, 21, both of Orange Park, Fla., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville, in separate cases involving child pornography charges.
02/09/2011
Boise, ID
Child Exploitation
David Lee McDermid, 33, a former software engineer who admitted to possessing child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison and five years of supervised release, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2011
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
According to the indictment, complaint and testimony from the detention hearing, from Sept. 18, 2008 to Dec. 14, 2010, Jerry Wayne Valek, 35, using the name of "Jessica Villerra," and representing himself on his Facebook profile to be a 25-year-old Dallas resident, enticed three young men, under the age of 18, to send him sexually explicit images of themselves.
02/10/2011
Ft Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Matthew J. Merideth, 34, has been in federal custody since his arrest in October 2010 on a related charge in a federal criminal complaint. Merideth faces a statutory maximum sentence of not less than five or more than 30 years in prison, and a $500,000 fine. Sentencing is set for May 23 before U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means.
02/11/2011
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Thurman J. Kitchen, 40, has been in custody since his arrest in September 2010. Noting Kitchen's prior child pornography conviction, Judge McBryde upwardly departed from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
02/11/2011
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Derek Jerome Pitre, 58, of Clovis, Calif., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to 17 years and one month in prison for receiving child pornography. In a second unrelated investigation, Anthony Bernard Ellrodt, 38, of Bakersfield, Calif., pleaded guilty Friday before Judge O'Neill to possession of child pornography.
02/11/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
Ryan Chiles of Hampton, Va., was sentenced Feb. 11, 2011 to 102 months in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise. Chiles and others distributed images and videos of children being sexually abused to other members of an international group that had restricted membership and was formed on a social networking website.
02/11/2011
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation
Joshua Robert Starnes, 23, of Olympia, Wash., was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for transportation of child pornography. Starnes was arrested by the WSP on December 31, 2009, after a story he wrote about raping young boys was posted on an Internet site.
02/11/2011
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation
Kevin Fuller, 41, of Oak Park, was sentenced Feb. 9 by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo, Northern District of Illinois, to 72 months in prison. He was further ordered to register as a sex offender and will serve a lifetime of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.
02/15/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
Fred Woolum of Lexington, Va., was sentenced Feb. 15 in the Western District of Pennsylvania to 15 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, Operation Goodbye, a multi-year ICE HSI cyber investigation based in Pittsburgh, specifically targeted the predator group Woolum was engaged with.
02/17/2011
Cincinnati, OH
Child Exploitation
Timothy J. McNamee, a 56-year-old Springdale, Ohio, man who filmed and took explicit photographs of a 10-year old girl, was sentenced in federal court following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Springdale Police.
02/17/2011
Panama City, FL
Child Exploitation
Timothy Sorrell, 63, of Panama City, was indicted Tuesday for the receipt and possession of child pornography, following an investigation being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Bay County Sheriff's Office (BCSO).
02/17/2011
Lafayette, LA
Child Exploitation
William M. Teich, 32, of Lafayette, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distribution of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Lafayette Police Department (LPD). He was identified during an investigation by the LPD using a file sharing software to possess child pornography.
02/18/2011
Las Vegas, NV
Child Exploitation
Darryl Owen Walizer, 43, of Las Vegas, was convicted Thursday of coercion and enticement of a minor and commission of a felony sex offense by an individual required to register as a sex offender. The charges are the result of an investigation by ICE HSI.
02/18/2011
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Albert Barnes was arrested yesterday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. ICE initiated an undercover investigation related to an illegal web site that allowed access to child pornographic images and video files for a monthly fee which Barnes accessed on Nov. 16, 2008.
02/21/2011
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Timothy Dwayne Glenn, 44, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. Glenn, who has been in custody since December 30, 2010, pleaded guilty to the charges January 11.
02/22/2011
Urbana, IL
Child Exploitation
Matthew Aukamp, 44, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. McCuskey on Feb. 22 to 300 months in federal prison. Aukamp, of Macon, Ill., was also ordered to a lifetime of supervised release following his prison term. Aukamp was previously employed as an officer with the Decatur, Ill., Police Department.

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