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12/07/2015
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Daren Richard Coen, 69, from Elkhart, Kansas, pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.
12/09/2014
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Wade H. Dewey, 48, of Syracuse, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted that on Aug. 2, 2013, he was found at home possessing images and videos depicting child pornography, which he had obtained via the Internet.
03/25/2011
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Gary J. Hibler, 46, of Pierceville, Kan., was sentenced March 25 in the District of Kansas to 262 months in federal prison without parole. Hibler pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. He initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed Aug. 26, 2010.
05/20/2014
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Joshua David Bellah, 40, of Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transportation of child pornography.
11/09/2015
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Mark A. Wireman, 44, from Lakin, Kansas, had previously pleaded guilty in July to five federal counts of distributing child pornography.
09/07/2014
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Walter E. Ackerman, 56, of Lebanon, Kansas, pleaded guilty Sept. 8 to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted using AOL email to send child pornography to another user.
01/20/2015
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation
Kyle B. Rains, 31, of Park City, Kansas, was sentenced to 165 months in prison following his conviction on one count of distributing child pornography.
06/13/2016
Wichita, KS
Child Exploitation

Zachary E. Krueger, 33, of Emporia, Kansas, was sentenced following his guilty plea to one count of distributing child pornography.  He admitted that he distributed child pornography via the internet using an encrypted peer-to-peer network. 

04/05/2011
White Plains, NY
Child Exploitation
Stephen W. Siktberg, 32, was arrested by HSI agents on Oct. 29, 2010, at his home in Beacon, N.Y. He entered his guilty pleas before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith in White Plains.
05/06/2011
White Plains, NY
Child Exploitation
Ricky Valencia, 24, of Yonkers, N.Y., has been arrested on charges of possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). According to court documents in the case, Valencia admitted he had taken pornographic pictures of a minor. He also had used Gnutella...
08/04/2015
Wheeling, WV
Child Exploitation
Gongloff, 25, originally from Terra Alta, West Virginia, produced numerous images depicting nude minors and minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Through public outreach, HSI special agents identified the child victim.
03/20/2015
Wheeling, WV
Child Exploitation
Robert J. Gongloff, 25, originally from Terra Alta, West Virginia, is alleged to have produced numerous images and videos depicting nude minors and minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Gongloff is also alleged to have misrepresented his name and age on a website known as MeetMe.com, claiming to be 17 years old and using the name “Johnny Williamson,” in order to transmit sexually explicit photographs to minor females.
01/21/2016
Wheeling, WV
Child Exploitation
Robert J. Gongloff, 26, of Terra Alta, West Virginia, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to one count of production of child pornography. By pleading guilty, Gongloff admitted that he had produced numerous images and videos depicting nude minors and minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
11/01/2013
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, Alfred E. Daking Jr., 70, communicated online with a 13-year-old boy from Phoenix. Daking sent more than 800 emails to the boy and attached child and adult pornography to some of the emails.
09/11/2014
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
Paul David Culbreth, 52, of Loxahatchee, pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity May 15.
11/09/2012
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
Scott Blake, a principal at Polo Park Middle School in Wellington, Fla., used an online social networking service to contact and meet an individual who he believed was a 15-year-old boy for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
06/13/2012
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
Romero Mendoza was arrested June 7 for sexually enticing a minor over the Internet. Mendoza used an online social networking application to attempt to meet for sex what he believed to be a 15-year-old boy. It was actually an undercover law enforcement officer posing as a minor as part of a joint investigation to locate online predators.
02/04/2013
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
An Iowa man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to two counts of receiving images of child pornography and transmitting obscene material to a minor under the age of 16 years old.
07/19/2013
West Palm Beach, FL
Child Exploitation
A former Texas elementary school principal, Stephen Anthony Paulsen, used an online social networking application to contact and attempt to meet an individual he believed was a 15-year-old boy for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. The individual he contacted was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, posing as a minor.
05/18/2017
Wenatchee, WA
Child Exploitation

Matthew Kelzenberg, 42, of Cashmere, Wash., who works as a private music teacher, Eduardo P. Ramos, 19, and Jose Manuel Ortega Ibarra, 21, both of Wenatchee, were arrested earlier this month by HSI special agents in collaboration with the Wenatchee Police Department and Chelan County Sheriff’s office.

11/20/2013
Wellington, New Zealand
Child Exploitation
The Virtual Global Taskforce's (VGT) board of management applauded announcements made at a U.K. summit this week by government and industry leaders interested in combating online child sexual exploitation.
03/26/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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ICE's 'Operation Predator' smartphone app is designed to seek the public's help with locating suspected child predators, and is one of eight finalists vying for the award.

06/23/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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One way HSI helps foster such an environment is through workshops like the one it hosted June 16-18, when HSI Hong Kong partnered with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service – Overseas Criminal Investigations Division, the American Institute in Taiwan, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, and End Child Prostitution and Trafficking International to share knowledge and techniques concerning online child exploitation investigations.
10/06/2014
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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The first U.S. federal law enforcement app designed to seek the public's help with fugitive and unknown suspected child predators is now available for Android smartphones, and in Spanish for both Apple and Android versions.

07/31/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
Matthew Andrew Carter, 68, formerly of Brighton, Mich., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard of the Southern District of Florida. On Feb. 28, a jury found Carter guilty of five counts of traveling from the US to Haiti to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children and one count of attempting to do so.

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