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05/14/2020
Fayetteville, AR
Child Exploitation

Martin Rosales-Rodriguez, 20, of Rogers, Ark., will also be required to complete ten years of supervision following his release.

05/14/2020
Fayetteville, AR
Child Exploitation

Brion Carey, 35, of Fayetteville, will also be required to serve 20 years of supervised release following his release from federal prison.

05/12/2020
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Child Exploitation Investigations Unit (CEIU) is now offering virtual presentations for school systems and youth organizations nationwide through the Project iGuardian program. Through online seminars, parents, teachers and students will have the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online and how to report abuse and suspicious activity – particularly while kids are using online learning tools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/08/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Chaunta A. Bashir, a.k.a. “taytheonly,” 26, of Chino, agreed to plead guilty to one count of production of child pornography, according to a plea agreement filed Monday in United States District Court. A hearing where Bashir will enter his guilty plea is expected to be set in the coming weeks.

05/08/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

Chad Andrew Carter, 44, (a.k.a. “TopRod”) was arrested by ICE's HSI agents May 5 for possessing approximately 3,077 image files and 469 video files containing child pornography, including images and videos of victims as young as three-to-five years old.

05/04/2020
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Mark Allen Hillis, also known as “Daddy” and “Denverpolice#666,” age 57, is alleged to have met a minor through social media and then directed her to produce and send him graphic images of child pornography via text messages.

04/08/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

Jesse Anthony Garcia, 29, of Goodyear was charged with nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor as confirmed by that Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

04/03/2020
Urbana, IL
Child Exploitation

Douglas O. Mynatt, 56, of Savoy, Illinois, is employed as a physical education teacher at Urbana’s University High School and serves as coach of the girls cross-country program.

04/02/2020
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation

The project is an outreach effort to share information about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online, and how to report abuse and suspicious activity. In addition, the iGuardian team helps children stay safe online by providing safety tips, a number to call, and a website with links to more information and resources.

04/02/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Arthur William Callender, 23, of Buena Park, was found guilty in California Superior Court of penetration of a child under the age of ten, a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 50 years in state prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 12, 2020.

04/01/2020
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation

The operation was an undercover investigation targeting individuals soliciting sexual conduct with minors. In the course of the operational period, the below defendants were arrested and accused of various sex crimes offenses. Two defendants have been charged with child sex trafficking.

03/27/2020
Missoula, MT
Child Exploitation

Todd Louis Pajnich, 30, pleaded guilty in December to sexual exploitation of a child.

03/24/2020
New Orleans, LA
Child Exploitation

In coordination with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Crimes Unit, HSI Lake Charles special agents determined John Michael Ward, 45, of Westlake, abused a juvenile victim over a two year period and, on two occasions, coerced the minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of capturing sexually explicit videos of the minor. Ward was serving as a pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake, LA, at the time of his arrest.

03/13/2020
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation

David J. Cottrell, 30, of Niles, Illinois, enticed the underage victim into sending him sexually explicit photos of herself via online social messaging applications. 

03/03/2020
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation

Daniel Seibert, 28, of Lake Forest, was taken into custody this morning by HSI special agents, and is expected to make his initial appearance tomorrow afternoon in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana.

02/28/2020
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake today sentenced Rody L. Bowden, age 41, of Prince George’s County, Maryland, to 22 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, on the charge of sex trafficking of a minor.

02/27/2020
Chicago, IL
Enforcement and Removal

That detainer was not honored and on Feb. 19, 2020, Puente was once again arrested, except this time it was for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old at a fast food restaurant.

02/25/2020
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

Seth Anthony Johnson, 35, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, and sexual exploitation of minor after a prior conviction for a felony sex offense, HSI Seattle acting SAC Eben Roberts and U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today.

02/21/2020
Las Vegas, NV
Child Exploitation

According to court documents, in May 2019, Yahoo, Inc. reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that one of its users received 14 images of child pornography from Viola, who was using the darkweb Tor network to distribute child pornography.

02/21/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

Paul Marshall Bodner, 64, a former substitute teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District, was arrested by ICE's HSI Agents Feb. 13, on charges related to sex tourism in Vietnam.

02/21/2020
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
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Christopher James Regan, 38, a former shipping logistics manager, was sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty in October 2019 to conspiracy to produce child pornography and two counts of producing child pornography. Tanya Marie Regan, 35, was sentenced to 50 years in prison after her October 2019 guilty plea to conspiracy to produce child pornography and possession of prepubescent child pornography.  

02/20/2020
Madison, WI
Child Exploitation

Daniel Peggs, 32, of Altoona, Wisconsin, was indicted Feb. 12 by a federal grand jury. The indictment, unsealed after his arrest, alleges he recruited a minor to engage in a commercial sex act, and caused the victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography using a cell phone.

02/20/2020
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation

Clifford Chandler Grader, 42, of Santa Rosa, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer Feb. 12, to four years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

02/19/2020
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation

Terry Lee Miksell, 63, of Diamond, Missouri, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. This indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Miksell Jan. 28.

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