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11/14/2019
San Diego, CA
Child Exploitation
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Federal agents with ICE's HSI are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying potential victims of convicted child predator Tay Christopher Cooper, 67, of Carlsbad CA. Cooper is a retired high school teacher from the Vista school district. 

11/14/2019
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s North Texas Child Exploitation Task Force, the Fort Worth (Texas) Police Department’s Major Case Unit Taskforce, which includes representatives of local law enforcement around the region, ICE's HSI, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

11/14/2019
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

In FY 19, HSI initiated 4,224 child exploitation cases resulting in 3,771 criminal arrests, and identified or rescued 1,066 victims – an increase of nearly 18% over FY 18 and reflecting HSI’s firm commitment to ending these heinous crimes against children, wherever they occur.

11/14/2019
New York, NY
Child Exploitation
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Gary Pamperien was arrested at his Hicksville, NY home for possession of child pornography.

11/14/2019
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The primary responsibility of the Angel Watch Center is to provide notification to foreign countries regarding the anticipated travel of convicted and registered child sex offenders.

11/13/2019
Spokane, WA
Child Exploitation

Eben Roberts, acting special agent in charge of HSI Seattle and William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Ryan Wade Alexander, age 34, of Richland, Washington, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to production and distribution of child pornography.

11/07/2019
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation

The criminal complaint accuses Rodymar Pedrano Lelis, 29, of accessing videos containing child pornography from his room in a local hotel Sept. 7, 2019. HSI special agents arrested Lelis in Española.

10/31/2019
Seattle, WA
Child Exploitation

Donnie Barnes Sr., 52, was convicted of production of child pornography, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography following a two-day jury trial. Barnes faces a mandatory minimum 15-year prison term when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Benjamin H. Settle February 3, 2020.

10/28/2019
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on Oct. 5, 2017, authorities executed a search warrant at the home of Thomas Noble, 71, in New Castle, Delaware. When they arrived, officers found Noble's personal computer actively downloading child pornography files through a peer-to-peer file sharing network called BitTorrent. A forensic examination of Noble's computer found hundreds of files of child pornography.

10/22/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Alberto Bernal Garcia, who illegally resided in Houston, Texas, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges April 16. He was sentenced to 10 years each for the receipt and possession convictions, respectively. These sentences will run concurrently. 

10/21/2019
Tucson, AZ
Child Exploitation

Carlos Cantizano, 46, of Rialito Calf will also be required to register as a sex offender and will be on a lifetime supervised release following his imprisonment. According to court documents, Cantizano was in possession of images of children under the age of 12 engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

10/09/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

David Wills, 67, the founder and part-owner of Global Blue Technologies in Taft, Texas, was convicted Oct. 8 of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, seven counts of sex trafficking, seven counts of coercion/enticement, one count of attempted coercion/enticement and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.

10/03/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Ocal John Miller, 68, pleaded guilty to the child pornography charges Oct. 3; he is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12.  He faces five to 20 years for receiving child pornography, and up to 10 years for possessing child pornography, and a $250,000 fine. Miller must also register as a sex offender and abide by special conditions limiting his use of the internet and interactions with minors.

10/03/2019
Plano, TX
Child Exploitation

Joseph Patrick Mosher, 50, pleaded guilty on March 19, 2019, to two-counts of sexually exploiting children; he was sentenced Oct. 2 to 360 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan.

10/02/2019
Laredo, TX
Child Exploitation

Gustavo Eduardo Diaz-Vasquez, 34, from Mexico, was sentenced 72 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez.

10/01/2019
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

James Clifford Goodwin, III, 46, of Downey, Idaho, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 120 months in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for possessing sexually explicit images of minors.

09/30/2019
Pocatello, ID
Child Exploitation

Vincent Miera, 53, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court to 235 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for distributing sexually explicit images of minors.

09/25/2019
Fort Worth, TX
Child Exploitation

Following a two-day trial, a federal jury in Fort Worth convicted Michael Webb, 51, of kidnapping after less than 10 minutes of deliberation.

09/20/2019
Cheyenne, WY
Child Exploitation

Four men were sentenced in Wyoming this summer to extensive prison sentences after pleading guilty to various child pornography charges.

09/20/2019
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation

According to the complaint, an individual using the screen name “thehoff727” distributed child pornography on Snapchat, a mobile web-based communications application. Further investigation revealed that the Internet Protocol (IP) address and subscriber information associated with that account was linked to the residence of Matthew Enhoffer, 34, of St. Petersburg, a police officer with the St. Petersburg Police Department.

09/19/2019
Philadelphia, PA
Child Exploitation

Liam Heim, 23, in early 2018, while living in Florida, started an online forum on the messaging service Discord, through which he met a 12-year-old girl living with her parents in southern New Jersey.  Heim groomed his seventh-grade victim to believe that they were in a romantic relationship, eventually convincing her to meet with him in person so that he could sexually assault her.

09/17/2019
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation

Baldemar Cardenas-Martinez, 52, who pleaded guilty to the charges May 20, was also ordered to register as a sex offender and comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet.

09/13/2019
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The HERO Corps program recruits and trains wounded, ill, or injured active-duty service members, transitioning active-duty service members and military veterans for employment to support law enforcement in the areas of child exploitation investigations, child victim identification, traveling child sex offenders, and digital forensics. This program is a one-year internship, which includes a three-month initial training followed by a nine-month hands-on training in ICE field offices nationwide.

09/12/2019
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation

Jon Anthony Terry, 30, in Rockwall, Texas, was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox, Northern District of Texas.

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