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07/30/2014
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Daniel M. Layne, 34, was sentenced to a total of 300 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David Hittner. Evidence presented at the hearing established that Layne had been communicating via the Internet with underage girls and discussing engaging in sexual activity with them.
07/30/2014
Newark, NJ
Child Exploitation
Robert Miller, 65, of Hackensack, faces felony charges distributing images of child pornography over the Internet. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court Wednesday afternoon and was ordered held without bail.
07/28/2014
Grand Rapids, MI
Child Exploitation
John Richard Balyo, 34, of Grand Rapids, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and up to a maximum of 50 years.
07/27/2014
Des Moines, IA
Child Exploitation
Arleigh Joe Esqueda, 35, of Newton, Iowa, pleaded guilty to the charge and received an immediate sentence on one count of knowingly possessing child pornography that included images of prepubescent children under 12.
07/27/2014
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation
Timothy Beaver, 49, was ordered to pay a $25,000 fine, to forfeit the computer equipment he used to commit the office and to serve a life term of supervised release.
07/27/2014
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Roy Palomera, 24, was sentenced Monday by Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii. In addition to the prison term, Ishii ordered Palomera to pay $5,000 in restitution to one victim whose images he possessed.
07/24/2014
Alexandria, VA
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, in November 2013, Kenneth A. Brauckmann used a social networking website to contact a user he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but in actuality, was an undercover Fairfax County police detective. Through online chats and text messages with the user, Brauckmann made arrangements to engage in sexual activity with her and her 13-year-old friend in his car.
07/24/2014
Trenton, NJ
Child Exploitation
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The 14 new arrests, made from Feb. 10 through July 22, include two school bus drivers who drove children in the community of Mays Landing and a Salem County man, Michael Van Culin, who allegedly hacked into the email account of a 16-year-old Canadian girl and used personal information he obtained to blackmail her into stripping naked on a webcam while he recorded her.
07/22/2014
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Frank Edwin Ness, 44, of Joplin, Missouri, was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury. Ness' indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against him on July 17.
07/22/2014
Urbana, IL
Child Exploitation
A federal grand jury in Peoria, Illinois, returned an indictment July 22 charging Shannon Logan, 35, of Urbana, with distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography. The indictment alleges that from March 5 to May 30, Logan traded images on the Internet of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
07/21/2014
Boise, ID
Child Exploitation
Christopher James Swicegood, 22, was found by HSI special agents to be a user of a foreign website used extensively by traders of child pornography. A lead from foreign law enforcement initiated the investigation in January 2013, which uncovered evidence of not only child pornography but actual sexual conduct with children, according to court records.
07/20/2014
Orlando, FL
Child Exploitation
Michael Brian Grzybowicz, 30, of Cocoa, was also sentenced to a lifetime term of supervision following his release. A federal jury found Grzybowicz guilty of producing, distributing and possessing child pornography. He was also sentenced to another 10-year prison term to run concurrent to the 30-year sentence.
07/20/2014
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Justin Stevens, 31, was also ordered to serve 25 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender.
07/17/2014
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation
If convicted, Renee Gregg, 35, of Bradenton, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and up to 30 years in federal prison for the production charge. For the transportation charge, she faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years imprisonment.
07/17/2014
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation
Joseph Edgar Brown, of Seattle, pleaded guilty to the charge in May. Prosecutors say it was a tip from Google to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that led investigators to look into email accounts used to distribute child pornography, including images of adults raping infants.
07/17/2014
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
HSI special agents arrested Andy Misael Campos-Rivera, 30, after a referral from the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit led to an investigation that revealed that a person with Campos-Rivera's computer Internet Protocol address logged on to the Internet and shared child pornography on numerous occasions.
07/17/2014
Jacksonville, FL
Child Exploitation
Charles Franklin Hudson Jr., 38, of Jacksonville, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and up to 30 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release on each count. He was arrested in Jacksonville Jan. 8, and has been in custody since that time.
07/16/2014
Indianapolis, IN
Child Exploitation
Jason King, 39, of Brownsburg, Indiana, was sentenced July 16 to 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued the sentence after King pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography.
07/13/2014
Norfolk, VA
Child Exploitation
Robert Harold Scott Jr., 27, faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment when he is sentenced Nov. 12.
07/13/2014
Jacksonville, FL
Child Exploitation
Ronald Charles Waters, 65, of Lake City, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Waters faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervision. Waters was arrested Nov. 20, 2013, in Lake City and has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since that time.
07/13/2014
Jacksonville, FL
Child Exploitation
If convicted, Javier Guerrero Molina, 33, citizen of Mexico, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years, up to life in federal prison. Molina was arrested May 30 at the Jacksonville International Airport and has been in custody on related state charges since that time.
07/10/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation
Steven Mazer, 27, of Philadelphia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois. Mazer was a teacher at a karate school offering classes to children in the Bustleton section of Philadelphia. He pleaded guilty June 24, 2013 to two counts of production of child pornography.
07/10/2014
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Brian Shaw, 23, of Lutherville, was also ordered serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.
07/09/2014
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Andrew McMahon, 37, was sentenced July 10 by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O'Connor to 15 years in federal prison to be followed by a five-year term of supervised release. McMahon pleaded guilty to an information charging one count of transporting child pornography; he has been in custody since his guilty plea.
07/08/2014
New York, NY
Child Exploitation
Gregory John Schaffer, 34, was convicted of enticement to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity, enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, attempted enticement to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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