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03/04/2015
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Joseph Rajkumar, 44, formerly of Farmington, pleaded guilty Nov. 18, 2013 in Hartford federal court to one count of attempted receipt of child pornography. The charge stems from Rajkumar‘s sexual relationship with a student while he was a teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington.
06/28/2011
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Jonathan Zahra, 27, of Plainville, was sentenced in a case investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Plainville Police Department. After his prison term he will also serve 10 years of supervised release.
02/18/2011
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Albert Barnes was arrested yesterday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of child pornography. ICE initiated an undercover investigation related to an illegal web site that allowed access to child pornographic images and video files for a monthly fee which Barnes accessed on Nov. 16, 2008.
06/09/2011
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Richard D. Hendricks, 31, of Ashford, Conn., was arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography.
06/27/2012
Hartford, CT
Child Exploitation
Jesse Osmun, 32, of Milford, Conn., has admitted that he sexually abused four minor girls, all under the age of 6, while he was a volunteer with the Peace Corps in South Africa.
05/15/2015
Helena, MT
Child Exploitation
Daniel Brown, 26, of Taylor, South Carolina, was sentenced May 14 to 180 months in prison after a jury convicted him of conspiracy to advertise child pornography. On May 15, 2015, John Merchberger, 48, of Dayton, Maine, was sentenced to 220 months in prison and Marc Edoria, 24, of Elk Grove, California, was sentenced to 180 months in prison.
01/07/2016
Helena, MT
Child Exploitation
The final defendant sentenced Jan. 7 as part of the operation in Missoula is Shawnston Beaudoin, 31, of Kennesaw, Georgia.
10/18/2012
Helena, MT
Child Exploitation
A North Carolina man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison following his guilty plea to sexually exploiting children, announced U.S. Attorney Michael W. Cotter, District of Montana.
04/13/2017
Helena, MT
Child Exploitation

Richard Charles Saari, 33, of East Helena, was sentenced April 12 to 135 months in federal prison, lifetime supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 by Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell.

11/06/2014
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Ronny Lee Waldrip, 63, originally came under suspicion after he traveled to Honolulu in February 2012. Upon his arrival, law enforcement discovered Waldrip brought a laptop computer containing sexually explicit photos and videos of minors, including videos showing Waldrip engaging in sexually explicit conduct with minor females.
01/10/2012
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Simon Jasper McCarty, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge J. Michael Seabright. McCarty admitted that between 2005 and 2007, he molested three different prepubescent boys outside of the United States and produced videos of the molestation.
12/16/2014
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Derek M. West, 32, of Waipahu, is accused of three counts of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. He was arraigned following his indictment and pleaded not guilty.
06/21/2017
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

Donovan Soto, 54, of Ewa Beach, was previously convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography. The material recovered during the investigation included more than 94 movie files, 58 of which depicted children under the age of 12.

07/30/2018
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

As part of his sentence, Christopher Ernest Fox, 21, was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim and her family, serve 10 years of supervised release and register as a sex offender. 

03/27/2014
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Adrian Gamble, of Galveston, Tex., was found Thursday morning at a location on Komohana street in Kapolei. In September 2008, Gamble was charged with engaging in sexual contact with a child younger than 17.
12/19/2011
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Diego Mata Sanchez, who was wanted in his native country of Costa Rica for raping a 3-year-old child a decade ago, is facing deportation following his capture Friday night by the U.S. Marshals and agents from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/31/2019
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

George Alexis Theros, 76, was arrested yesterday by special agents with ICE's HSI Honolulu and officers with the Maui Police Department. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by HSI in Honolulu and Panama, U.S. Dept. of State’s DSS Overseas Criminal Investigations and local law enforcement in Panama and Thailand.

06/18/2015
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation
Ronny Lee Waldrip, 64, of Douglasville, Georgia, pleaded guilty Nov. 7, 2014, to one count of sexually exploiting a minor outside the United States for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct.
10/26/2018
Honolulu, HI
Child Exploitation

Michael Phillip Patrakis, 46, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in prison for producing child pornography of two minor females. The case is the result of a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Hawaii Police Department.

01/22/2010
Horn Lake, MS
Child Exploitation
Juan Vera-Serna, 34, was identified by DRO officers on May 7, 2009, during screening at the Horn Lake Police Department following his arrest for simple assault, simple assault with intent and felony child fondling.
10/25/2013
Hot Springs, AR
Child Exploitation
Paul Dunn, 50, of Hot Springs, pleaded guilty June 7 to federal charges of receiving child pornography.
10/26/2011
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
The investigation on Armando Ruben Avila, 48, began when ICE HSI agents received information regarding a commercial child pornography website. Agents determined that the company is a pay-for-access commercial website that offers child pornography in various media formats, including still images, and VHS and DVD videos.
07/25/2012
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation
Jason Daniel Gandy, 35, was ordered July 25 to remain in custody pending further criminal proceedings by U.S. Magistrate Judge George C. Hanks Jr.
08/16/2019
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Martin Mejia Ramos, aka Ricardo Morales Rodriguez and Martin Jose Romes-Ramirez, pleaded guilty May 10, 2019, to illegally reentering the United States following an aggravated felony conviction.

06/27/2017
Houston, TX
Child Exploitation

Jake Nicholas Luera, 31, from Webster, Texas, came to the attention of law enforcement following an investigation dubbed “Operation Back to School” in August 2015 that targeted predators who solicit minors online. During the operation, Luera engaged in online chats with an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old female and drove to a location where he believed he would make sexual contact with her.

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