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03/15/2011
Abilene, TX
Child Exploitation
Specifically, following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, the jury found Harvey James Pelland, of Big Spring, Texas, guilty on two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Sentencing has been set for June 6 in Abilene.
03/16/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Child Exploitation
Richard Self was found guilty by a jury of three felony counts of transporting child pornography and three felony counts of possessing child pornography in November 2010. ICE HSI agents opened an investigation after they discovered Self had subscribed to an online service that sold child pornography images over the Internet.
03/16/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
Daniel Cox, 45, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania on July 21, 2010 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and receive child pornography. According to court documents and proceedings, Cox and others distributed images and videos of children being sexually abused to other members of an international group that had restricted membership and was formed on a social networking website.
03/17/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Lt. Cmdr. Mark Tilford, 43, of Corpus Christi, Texas, an active duty attorney with the Navy's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography before U.S. District Court Judge Janis Graham Jack.
03/17/2011
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Shane Jay Fleetwood, 41, of Ava, Mo., pleaded guilty March 16 before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr, interrupting a jury trial that began the day before.
03/18/2011
Rome, GA
Child Exploitation
Raymond Watts, 55, of Kingston, Ga., a teacher at Mill Creek Middle School in Woodstock, Ga., was arraigned Thursday after being indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
03/18/2011
Lubbock, TX
Child Exploitation
In addition, U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings ordered that John Alan Conroy, 37, who has been in custody since his July 2010 arrest on a related charge, serve a lifetime of supervised release following his imprisonment.
03/21/2011
St Thomas, VI
Child Exploitation
A 21-year-old man was arrested Saturday for producing and possessing child porn, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
03/21/2011
Milwaukee, WI
Child Exploitation
According to court documents, Roland J. Flath, 71, of Lamartine, Wis., allegedly traveled to Belize in July 2006 and sexually molested a local girl.
03/22/2011
Tallahassee, FL
Child Exploitation
Evidence introduced at sentencing showed that on April 29, 2010, Michael Alan Reaid, 28, of Tallahassee, was found possessing about 24,000 images of child pornography, including sadistic and masochistic images, and depictions of sex acts with children as young as 2 years old.
03/23/2011
Eldora, IA
Child Exploitation
U.S. ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents on Wednesday deported a Mexican national who is suspected of raping a 6-year-old girl, who later died as a result, in Mexico in 1997. He was escorted to the border and handed over to Mexican federal officials to face these charges after he evaded Mexican courts for more than 14 years.
03/23/2011
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
A U.S. Army Reserve soldier, who was assigned as an assistant to a U.S. Army chaplain, was arrested Monday on child pornography charges.
03/23/2011
Columbus, OH
Child Exploitation
Kevin Weiner, 42, was arrested March 23 and charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to sexually coerce and entice a minor by computer. The complaint alleges that Weiner placed a craigslist ad entitled "Older looking to suck younger." Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) officers responded to the ad and scheduled a face-to-face meeting with Weiner.
03/23/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Frank L. Burdick, 51, was sentenced to 135 months in prison on March 22 by U.S. District Court Judge John D. Rainey. Burdick's prison time will be followed by a 10-year-term of supervised release, with a number of special conditions designed to protect children and prohibit the use of the Internet.
03/23/2011
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Donald Means has been in custody since his arrest in November 2009 on a related federal criminal complaint. He is a registered sex offender, having been convicted in the Eastern District of Texas in December 2002 on one count each of possessing and receiving child pornography.
03/24/2011
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Law enforcement located Buddy Anderson, 39, and his wife, Sharon Lee Anderson, 38, early this month at a homeless shelter in Las Vegas where they had absconded to after leaving their apartment in Ennis in February. They were arrested on related state charges and returned to Ennis.
03/23/2011
Wilmington, DE
Child Exploitation
Eric Wayne Tindall, 51, originally came to the attention of ICE HSI in the summer of 2010 while agents investigated a commercial child pornography website. Tindall later responded to a fake advertisement created by law enforcement agents, which offered to sell child pornography movies.
03/24/2011
Portland, OR
Child Exploitation
Kenneth Robert McVicker III, 46, entered a not-guilty plea, and was detained pending trial on May 24 before U.S. District Judge James A. Redden. ICE HSI agents took custody of McVicker Wednesday in the Central American country of Belize.
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.
03/28/2011
Chattanooga, TN
Child Exploitation
Roy Walsh, 39, formerly of Jasper, Tenn., now residing in Lenoir City was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to serve 200 months in prison and to pay $3 million in restitution to two victims in a child pornography case investigated by ICE's HSI, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Criminal Investigative Division.
03/29/2011
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
Paul Schwartz, 49, of Lathrop, Calif., was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and receive child pornography.
03/29/2011
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation
Brendan O'Neill, 35, of Tampa, pleaded guilty Tuesday to sex trafficking of a child and attempted enticement of a child for sex. He faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison for each charge.
03/31/2011
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Jose Hernandez-Velazquez, 53, allegedly produced the materials between January 2010 and February 2011, including depictions of him engaged in sexual acts with minor victims aged 3 to 14.
03/31/2011
Boston, MA
Child Exploitation
Donald F. Slason, 57, of Dedham, Mass., was named in an indictment charging him with transportation and possession of child pornography.
04/01/2011
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Gabriel Rios, 20, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was convicted April 1 on eight counts of possessing child pornography, and he was acquitted of two counts of receiving and distributing child pornography. The verdicts came after three days of trial testimony from both law enforcement and civilian witnesses.

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