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12/03/2015
Allentown, PA
Child Exploitation
Kurt Eichert, 51, of Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment with one count of production of child pornography, two counts of distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
07/06/2015
Amarillio, TX
Child Exploitation
Bassam Arif Al Zarkani, 33, of Dumas, Texas, who has been in custody since his arrest on a related state charge in April, faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.
11/16/2012
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Anthony Zane Austin appeared in federal court Friday and pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography.
09/08/2015
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Bassam Arif Al Zarkani, 33, of Dumas, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in April.
10/22/2015
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Xzavion Dayshaun Ragsdale, aka “Yung Billy,” 19, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, and most recently Dallas, made his initial appearance in federal court Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte who ordered Ragsdale to remain in federal custody, pending a detention hearing set for Monday.
02/04/2015
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Each of the defendants has been charged in a separate federal complaint, just unsealed, with attempting to entice a child. Each made his initial appearance in federal court Feb. 4 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Clinton E. Averitte.
01/22/2016
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Alexander Jimenez III, 28, of Amarillo, Texas, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in August 2015 to receiving child pornography.
04/26/2018
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation

Weston Scott Langwell, 26, of Amarillo, faces not less than 10 years and not more than life in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and five years to a lifetime of supervised release. He remains in custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Aug. 8.

07/09/2015
Amarillo, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
Deswan Newsome, 19, from Amarillo, faces a statutory penalty of not less than 10 years and up to life in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.
11/14/2013
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Luis Gerardo Alvarado met a girl who lived in Coleman County, Texas, by contacting her through Facebook chat. From mid-March until April 8, 2013, Alvarado communicated with the girl and attempted to persuade and entice her to have sex with him.
09/11/2013
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
Luis Gerardo Alvarado, 22, met a girl who lived in Coleman County, Texas, by contacting her through a Facebook chat and attempted to persuade and entice her to have sex with him. Alvarado knew the girl was under 17 years of age.
09/18/2015
Amarillo, TX
Child Exploitation
According to plea documents filed in the case, Deswan Newsome, 19, from Amarillo, admitted that from about March 30 to April 3, he attempted to recruit a 15-year-old girl to engage in commercial sex acts.
01/22/2016
Amarillo, TX
Human Smuggling/Trafficking
According to plea documents filed in the case, Xzavion Dayshaun Ragsdale, aka “Yung Billy,” 19, from Amarillo, admitted that from about March 30 to April 3, 2015, he attempted to recruit a 15-year-old girl to engage in commercial sex acts.
11/03/2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Child Exploitation
Colombia is the latest country to join the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement and private sector agencies dedicated to combating online child sexual exploitation and other forms of transnational child sexual exploitation. An official signing-in ceremony was held in Amsterdam, which was attended by the Colombian ambassador to the Netherlands His Excellency Eduardo Pizarro Leon Gomez and General William Rene Salamanca, Director of Special Service, Colombian National Police.
06/12/2013
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Matthew Edward Shubart, of Yakima, Wash., admitted in a plea agreement to seeking and offering to exchange, distribute and receive child pornography over the Internet. According to prosecutors, Shubart was one of 109 members of an online child pornography trading group.
02/21/2014
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Aaron Bruno Finn, 57, was arrested in 2012 by Canadian customs officials at the Beaver Creek, Yukon, border crossing on the Alaska Highway for importation of child pornography. According to court documents, Finn transported more than 600 images of child pornography on two laptop computers from the U.S. into Canada.
11/12/2012
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Scott Hunter Sauer, 65, pleaded guilty in February to knowingly possessing child pornography. Prosecutors stated in court documents that Sauer was an extremely organized collector of child pornography, noting that his organization "speaks to the amount of time and energy he devoted to child pornography. His sexual interest in children was not a passing interest, but a myopic one."
02/06/2014
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Michael J. Carroll, a Connecticut computer technician who claimed hackers were responsible for sexually explicit images of minors linked to him, was convicted Thursday by an Alaska federal jury of advertising child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography.
04/09/2012
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
John Mark Felton, 48, was convicted of traveling from Boston to Anchorage in November 2009 to meet a grandfather and engage in the planned sexual abuse and rape of a boy. He was met by law enforcement and arrested. At the time of his arrest, investigators determined Felton had amassed a collection of more than 1,200 images and at least 70 videos of boys and girls being sexually abused.
04/28/2011
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Vincent Lee Evans, 30, of Fort Richardson, Alaska, became the target of an ICE HSI investigation following a referral from the German police in the state of Baden-Württemberg. German investigators provided evidence that Evans was using the Internet's peer-to-peer capabilities for illicit child pornography purposes.
12/06/2011
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Andrew William Young, a psychotherapist who specialized in treating children of military personnel, was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for producing and receiving child pornography, following a multi-agency probe involving ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/12/2014
Anchorage, AK
Child Exploitation
Michael J. Carroll, of Milford, Connecticut, who was convicted in February by a federal jury, blamed a Target-style attack, referring to the recent data harvest by hackers on the national retailer, as the reason investigators found child pornography on his computers and in his email account.

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