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01/28/2020
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

This multi-day operation involved HSI, Washington State Patrol (WSP), local Snohomish County law enforcement agencies and several partner agencies. These cases will be reviewed by the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to determine whether or what criminal charges should be filed.

01/28/2020
Kansas City, MO
Child Exploitation

William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole.

01/27/2020
New Orleans, LA
Child Exploitation

Charles Lopez, 27, was arrested at his residence following a months-long criminal investigation after HSI and LBI executed a federal search warrant April 30, 2019, at Lopez’s home, where evidence was obtained indicating Lopez received images and videos depicting sexual exploitation of minors.

01/24/2020
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

Marcos German Mendez, 32, is charged with: two counts of using a minor to produce child pornography; one count of transporting child pornography; and, one count of possession of child pornography on his cell phone.

01/23/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation
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Joseph Charles Nolan, 51, was sentenced by Commissioner Julie LaFave in Maricopa Superior Court also who also ordered him to serve a consecutive term of lifetime probation in addition to requiring him to register as a sex offender.

01/22/2020
Fargo, ND
Child Exploitation

Dustin James Gilleo, 33, of Wahpeton, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte to serve 10 years in federal prison following his conviction for transporting a minor to engage in sexual activity.

01/22/2020
Portland, OR
Child Exploitation

Darryl Gartley, 23, pleaded guilty on Aug. 12, 2019, to two counts of sex trafficking minors before U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon of the District of Oregon, who sentenced him earlier today and remanded him to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

01/22/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

David Jahve Nin, 40, of Salida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 16 years and eight months in prison for receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. Agents with ICE's HSI in San Francisco and Phoenix, Arizona actively worked the investigation contributing to the prosecution and sentencing of the case.

01/21/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Daniel Patrick Diaz, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero. Diaz pleaded guilty in July to four counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

01/17/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Child Exploitation

On December 12, 2019, the United States District Court, District of Nevada, issued a federal arrest warrant for Joseph George Terrone, Jr. for the charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

01/15/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

John Blecka, 65, of San Rafael, Calif., pleaded guilty to the charge October 1, 2019. In his plea agreement, Blecka admitted that in May 2019, he possessed more than 150 images and videos containing child pornography.

01/14/2020
Grand Island, NE
Child Exploitation

Brian Mohr, 37, a teacher at Northwest High School in Grand Island, Nebraska, was taken into custody at his residence. A 17-year-old Northwest High School student was also taken into custody.

01/14/2020
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
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Dawn Greenwood, 39, who pleaded guilty in October to the charges, was sentenced to the statutory maximum.

01/13/2020
Cedar Rapids , IA
Child Exploitation

Derek Clemens, 31, of Evansdale, Iowa, was sentenced before United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams to 108 months’ imprisonment. His sentence follows an Aug. 5, 2019, guilty plea in which Clemens pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. 

01/08/2020
Indianapolis, IN
Child Exploitation

Jeffrey Esposito, of Shelbyville, Indiana, who was charged by indictment with twenty counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography on April 11, 2018, received the sentence in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

01/08/2020
Brownsville, TX
Child Exploitation

Dassahed Marines, 29, from McAllen, Texas, was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be served immediately following his release from prison, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. He must also register as a sex offender.

12/20/2019
Beaumont, TX
Child Exploitation

Alexander Nathan Barter, 23, from Joaquin, Texas, pleaded guilty Friday to federal child exploitation violations, which included repeated interest in raping, killing and cannibalizing a 13-year-old girl as part of an undercover sting operation.

12/19/2019
New Orleans, LA
Child Exploitation

Don Edward Pannell II, 32, of Harvey, Louisiana, previously pleaded guilty in August to receiving child pornography between October 2017 and April 2018.

12/17/2019
Missoula, MT
Child Exploitation

Todd Louis Pajnich, 30, appeared Dec. 16 before U.S. Magistrate Kathleen L. DeSoto, who will recommend his plea be accepted by Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, who is hearing this case.

12/17/2019
McAllen, TX
Child Exploitation

Jesus Amado Garcia, 43, of Roma, Texas, was also ordered to pay $40,000 in restitution to his known victims. Following completion of his prison term, he will serve five years on supervised release, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet.

12/16/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

John Henry Bevel Jr., 44, from Las Cruces, was also ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution to one of his victims.

12/12/2019
Norfolk, VA
Narcotics

"In FY 2019, HSI Norfolk removed more than 100 kilograms of drugs from the streets, arrested child predators who preyed on our community's most vulnerable, and rescued nearly 50 human trafficking victims," said Jim Stitzel, assistant special agent in charge of HSI Norfolk.

12/10/2019
Kansas City, KS
Child Exploitation

Daniel Ontiveros, 61, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Nov. 25 to one count of child sexual exploitation in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Ontiveros has a prior conviction for attempted possession of child pornography in February 2013 in Missouri. As a result of this conviction, he was placed on the state’s sex offender’s registry. He also has a conviction for enticing a child in April 2013.

12/10/2019
Cedar Rapids, IA
Child Exploitation

David Vogelpohl, 22, of Vista, California, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams, following a June 20, 2019, guilty plea in which he pleaded to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. At his plea hearing, Vogelpohl admitted that in 2018 he persuaded, induced, or enticed a juvenile female victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions.

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