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07/05/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

A Humacao-area man was sentenced Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico to more than 17 years in prison for production of child pornography. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) conducted the investigation that led to the arrest.

07/05/2018
Indianapolis
Child Exploitation

John C. Goelz, 29, of Carmel, Indiana, and a swim coach with Carmel High School, faces charges of sexually exploiting a minor who was one of his athletes, and possessing child pornography.

06/18/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Anthony Cotter, 30, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to sexually exploiting children, and producing and possessing child pornography.

06/14/2018
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

In March 2018, 32-year-old Leonard Lewis was charged with state violations of possession of child pornography. He has been employed as a coach at Tech Gymnastics and All Star Cheer in Woodinville, Washington. On previous occasions, Lewis also traveled internationally for employment as a cheerleading coach

06/13/2018
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

During the operation, the Washington ICAC Task Force conducted 51 investigations involving peer-to-peer networks and made 47 arrests. HSI, as part of the task force, conducted 11 search and seizure warrants; made six federal arrests, four state arrests, and one state arrest pending military charges; and identified/rescued one minor victim.

06/13/2018
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

Jeffrey H. Ernisse, 61, of Red Granite, Wisconsin, is currently incarcerated for state offenses related to child exploitation. 

    06/13/2018
    Bismarck, ND
    Child Exploitation

    Timothy Joshua Adam Carnahan, 24, of Longview, Washington, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on charges of attempted transportation to engage in unlawful sexual acts with a minor. Carnahan must also serve 10 years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

    06/13/2018
    Bismarck, ND
    Child Exploitation

    Jess Harlan Mallo, 44, of Williston, North Dakota, was sentenced June 11 to serve 20 years in federal prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland for possessing child pornography. Mallo must also serve 10 years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

    06/12/2018
    Chicago, IL
    Child Exploitation

    Christopher M. Hall, 44, from Chicago, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of inducing and enticing a minor to produce child pornography, and one count of knowingly transporting child pornography. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin in the Northern District of Illinois.

    06/11/2018
    Boston, MA
    Child Exploitation

    "Thanks to the tireless work of our Homeland Security Investigations New Haven office, in close coordination with our local and state partners in the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, this predator has been brought to justice and will no longer be in a position to harm innocent children." said Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent In Charge of HSI Boston.

    06/08/2018
    Washington, DC
    Child Exploitation

    On April 19, James Marvin Reed, 62, pleaded guilty to engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place.

    06/07/2018
    Houston, TX
    Child Exploitation

    Andrew Craig Sustaita, 31, from Spring, Texas, who was a former Harris County sheriff's deputy, pleaded guilty March 15 to producing and possessing child pornography.

    06/07/2018
    Springfield, MO
    Child Exploitation

    Jeffrey Raymond Everett Jr., 23, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Everett to spend the rest of his life under supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

    06/06/2018
    New York, NY
    Child Exploitation
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    Gregory John Schaffer, 39, of Bayonne, NJ, was previously found guilty on all three counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He was convicted following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares, who imposed the sentence Tuesday in Newark federal court.

    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.

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