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09/03/2014
Scranton, PA
Child Exploitation
Gregory Boone, 30, of Pittston, Pennsylvania, admitted to conspiring with others to recruit, harbor and transport minor females to engage in commercial sex acts for money during the summer of 2013 in Luzerne and Dauphin counties.
09/02/2014
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Christopher Briseno, 45, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison on one count of pandering of child pornography. Briseno previously pleaded guilty in May 2014.
09/02/2014
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation
William Edward Osman, 34, of Orlando, was also ordered to serve a life term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender upon completion of his custodial sentence. He pleaded guilty Feb. 28.
09/02/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
Eduardo Santiago-Rivera, 45, pleaded guilty Jan. 13, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Velez-Rive in the District of Puerto Rico to nine counts of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography. He was charged by superseding indictment May 13.
09/02/2014
Raleigh, NC
Child Exploitation
Todd Balo, 48, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, after a federal grand jury returned a criminal indictment against him Nov. 23, 2013.
09/01/2014
Los Angeles, CA
Child Exploitation
Robert Dale Schrader, 34, of Littlerock, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess, who also ordered that Schrader remain under supervision for the rest of his life following his release from prison.
08/27/2014
Portland, OR
Child Exploitation
The arrests of James Lee Hickerson, 35, his father Neil Lee Hickerson, 56, both of Greshem, and his girlfriend Carolyn M. Knudsen, 28, of Camas, Washington, stem from an Interagency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT) investigation.
08/27/2014
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation
Jonathan Tyler Prive, 26, of West Melbourne, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, up to life in federal prison, as well as a potential life term of supervised release. He was indicted Feb. 19; a sentencing date has not yet been set.
08/27/2014
Chicago, IL
Child Exploitation
John C. Vastis, aka "Pete," 51, of Lakemoor, Illinois, which straddles Lake and McHenry counties, was arrested at his home Aug. 28 by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) at the same time they executed a federal search warrant.
08/25/2014
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Kevin Francis Kelley, 45, of Halethorpe, was also ordered to serve 20 years of supervised release following his prison sentence and register as a sex offender. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $3,000.
08/25/2014
Scranton, PA
Child Exploitation
According to the investigation, Sean Cantelmo, age 28, allegedly conspired with others to coerce a minor female to engage in prostitution and illegal sexual activity during February through May 2014.
08/25/2014
Lincoln, NE
Child Exploitation
Todd Tackwell, 39, formerly of Hastings, Nebraska, was sentenced to 156 months in prison for one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography. This sentence will run concurrently with his California prison sentence, and will be followed by a 35- to 45-year prison sentence in Nebraska for a similar crime.
08/24/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Denis Victor Courchesne, 45, of Canada, at the Luis Muniz International Airport when he arrived in San Juan from Panama City, Panama and CBP officers found child pornography in some of the electronic equipment he carried during a routine inspection.
08/24/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested William Rodriguez-Lebron, 35, in Guaynabo after receiving information from the Puerto Rico Police Department's (PRPD) Sexual Crimes Division regarding the alleged transportation by Rodriguez-Lebron of a 15-year-old girl, identified as Jane Doe, with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct.
08/21/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Israel Berrios-Berrios May 13 at his residence in Naranjito following an indictment that charged him with transporting a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity.
08/19/2014
Del Rio, TX
Child Exploitation
Ruben A. Vazquez, 40, of Del Rio, was sentenced Aug. 20 before U.S District Judge Alia Moses, who ordered him to serve 120 months in federal prison, pay a $ 5,000 fine and be placed under supervised release for ten years after completing his prison term.
08/18/2014
Raleigh, NC
Child Exploitation
On Feb. 3, Thomas Andrew Taylor, 53, of Grifton, was charged with one count of receipt of child pornography. On March 26, he pleaded guilty to that charge.
08/17/2014
Norfolk, VA
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, Sierra Danyelle Halsey, 23, became involved in the conspiracy when she was contacted by co-conspirator Robert Harold Scott Jr. under his assumed online identity of "Mike Pyro."
08/14/2014
Lubbock, TX
Child Exploitation
Justin Turcheck, 29, of Abilene, Texas, who is on bond, faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
08/14/2014
Tacoma, WA
Child Exploitation
David P. Harlan, pleaded guilty in January 2014 to the charge first lodged in 2010. Following a lead from German law enforcement, investigators obtained a search warrant in March 2010. The search of Harlan's home turned up more than 5,300 images and nearly 200 videos of child pornography on 10 computers and other digital storage media.
08/14/2014
Fayetteville, AR
Child Exploitation
Jesse Oziah, 19, previously pleaded guilty in February to two counts of production of child pornography.
08/12/2014
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Christopher L. Modglin, 45, of Stotts City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to manufacture child pornography.
08/12/2014
Ft Worth, TX
Child Exploitation
Gregory Bogomol, 38, of Fort Worth, was arrested in May on a related federal criminal complaint and has been in custody since that time. He was employed by the Denton (Texas) Independent School District as a teacher at Denton High School. He resigned from that position the week before his arrest.
08/12/2014
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
Juan Carlos Hernandez, 44, of El Paso, Texas, faces 10 years in federal prison, according to the terms of his plea agreement. His prison sentence is to be followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Hernandez also will be required to register as a sex offender.
08/11/2014
Kansas City, MO
Child Exploitation
Eric Lee Bederson, 37, an inmate at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to two counts of distributing child pornography.

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