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02/21/2019
New York, NY
Child Exploitation

Keith Liwanag, 27, was sentenced following his June 2018 guilty plea for the sexual exploitation of a child. 

02/16/2019
Manila, Philippines
Child Exploitation
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The Philippine nationals were arrested for violations of the Philippine Republic Act 10364 (RA 10364) Expanded Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012, in relation to Republic Act 10175, Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, Philippine Republic Act 9775 (RA 9775), Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, and Philippine Republic Act 9208 (RA 9208) as amended by RA 10364, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.  RA 9208 is a no-bail offense and if convicted, they will be sentenced to life imprisonment. 

02/13/2019
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Josue Eduardo Cota, 33, of Douglas, Ariz., was sentenced Feb. 13, to serve 720 months in prison for producing and distributing child pornography following an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

02/13/2019
Kansas City, MO
Child Exploitation

William Derek Williams, 39, of Cameron, Missouri, was charged with three counts of producing child pornography, involving three different minor victims, from Jan. 1, 2013, to Sept. 6, 2018. Williams is also charged with one count of possessing child pornography.

02/08/2019
Del Rio, TX
Child Exploitation

Timothy Robert Beasley, 51, from Del Rio, Texas, was sentenced Feb. 8 by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses who ordered Beasley to serve 120 months in prison. In addition, Beasley must also serve 10 years of supervised release after he completes his prison term; he must also pay $20,000 restitution to his victims. On Nov. 30, 2016, Beasley pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.

02/05/2019
Scranton, PA
Child Exploitation

Michael Portanova, age 28, admitted that he used his cell phone to receive images and videos of child pornography, using a file-sharing network on the internet between August 2017 and Oct. 30, 2017, in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

02/01/2019
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

Austin Jones, 26, of Bloomingdale, Illinois, pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography.

02/01/2019
Tulsa, OK
Child Exploitation

At the plea hearing, Jerry Matthew Berry admitted to producing obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children and distributing child pornography in 2017 and 2018. Cyber Crimes detectives from Tulsa Police Department and HSI special agents discovered Berry’s illicit activities during a peer-to-peer file-sharing undercover investigation.

01/31/2019
Indianapolis, IN
Child Exploitation

John Goelz, 30, exploited his position of trust and authority with one of his student athletes, a minor, for his own sexual gratification.

01/31/2019
Muskogee, OK
Child Exploitation

Ryan Edward Offineer, 41, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, 15 years’ supervised release, and ordered to pay $8,500 in restitution to the victim(s) for possessing child pornography.

01/25/2019
Fargo, ND
Child Exploitation

Bryan James Hogle, 43, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve 45 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release. Hogle also has a prior conviction for sexually abusing a child in New Hampshire in 2008.

12/21/2018
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation
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Kyle Dale Ritsema, 36, of Land O’Lakes, pleaded guilty today to producing, distributing and possessing child pornography. He was arrested Feb. 13 by HSI special agents.

12/21/2018
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, Frank Miles, III, 32, of Rockledge, transported at least 69 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children less than 12 years old to his online storage accounts.  State law enforcement officers arrested Miles and charged him with possession of child pornography.

12/19/2018
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

On Dec. 17, 2018, Aaron Louis Turk, 32, of Yuma, Ariz., was sentenced to 300 months in prison for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography following an investigation by HSI.

12/19/2018
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
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Jason Daniel Gandy, 41, received the 30-year sentence following his July 23 conviction on four counts of sex trafficking minors, one count of transporting minors, one count of sexually exploiting a child, and one count of transporting child pornography.

12/10/2018
Greenbelt, MD
Child Exploitation

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Keith Edward Taylor, age 33, of Kingsville, Maryland, today to 27 years in prison, followed by lifetime supervised release for production of child pornography.  There is no parole in the federal system. 

12/06/2018
Cincinnati, OH
Child Exploitation
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Kenneth B. Hendricks, 77, of Cincinnati, was arrested by Manila-based HSI special agents alongside Filipino  authorities Tuesday evening in the Philippines, where he currently serves as a missionary priest.

11/28/2018
Plano, TX
Child Exploitation

Joseph Patrick Mosher, 49, from Carrollton, Texas, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Nov. 15, 2018, charging him with sexually exploiting a child.  Mosher appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson Nov. 19 and was ordered detained until trial.

11/16/2018
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Jose Carrillo, 27, was federally indicted and charged with trafficking in and possessing more than 37,000 images and videos of pornographic images of children, toddlers, and infants on the Internet. The indictment charges the defendant with committing these crimes as recently as October 19, 2018.

11/14/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Brandon Hileman, 25, of Lebanon, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to the charge contained in an Oct. 18, 2017, federal indictment.

11/08/2018
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation

Alexander Isaiah Perez, 22, of Metro Denver, appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody and was remanded at its conclusion. This sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Marcia S. Krieger.

10/29/2018
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation

The criminal complaint alleges that Ruben Darío Báez-Aponte, 40, shared sexually explicit images and videos with a 14-year-old minor and, on several occasions, transported the victim to his home to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

10/26/2018
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

Michael Phillip Patrakis, 46, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in prison for producing child pornography of two minor females. The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Hawaii Police Department.

10/25/2018
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

On June 4, 2018, Corey Dean Frasher, 43, of Springfield, Missouri, pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a child, and to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

10/24/2018
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

David J. Cottrell, 28, of Niles, Illinois, is charged with two counts of transporting child pornography, one count of extortion, one count of inducing a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, one count of attempting to produce child pornography, one count of producing of child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography. 

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