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07/12/2013
Johnstown, PA
Child Exploitation
Douglas Teeter, 37, will also serve 15 years of supervised release following the completion of his federal prison sentence.
07/14/2013
Washington, DC
Child Exploitation
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Twenty-four of the 61 victims identified during the Operation iGuardian were engaging online with strangers who sexually exploited them.
07/12/2013
Denver, CO
Child Exploitation
Robert Arthur Brewster, 41, of Clifton, Colo., pleaded guilty July 10 before U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson to producing child pornography. Brewster appeared at the change of plea hearing in custody.
07/12/2013
Lubbock, TX
Child Exploitation
Christopher Aubrey Harlan used his computer, as well as his roommate's computer for a brief time, to access child pornography on various websites. He used those computers, as well as his cellphone, to send and receive numerous images of child pornography.
07/15/2013
Boise, ID
Child Exploitation
Michael Brian Clair, 33, admitted that between July 2012 and January 2013, he coerced two prepubescent minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct, for the purpose of producing visual depictions of that conduct, and transported those images from Arizona to Idaho in late December.
07/15/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Child Exploitation
Jeffrey Todd Howard, 34, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey. Howard will also be required to serve 10 years of supervised release following completion of the prison term, during which time he will be required to comply with numerous conditions of release designed to limit his contact with children. Howard was convicted after a two-day bench trial before Judge Rainey April 4.
07/15/2013
Albuquerque, NM
Child Exploitation
James Carney Ritterhoff, a former police officer who was employed as an armed money courier in Albuquerque when he was arrested in June 2011, was sentenced Monday to 7 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.
07/11/2013
Norfolk, VA
Child Exploitation
Michael Thomas Sechrist, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen following his April 3 guilty plea to one count of production of child pornography.
07/16/2013
Pittsburgh, PA
Child Exploitation
Lisa Renze of Connellsville, Pa., was arrested and charged Monday with employing, using, persuading, inducing, enticing, and coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct.
07/16/2013
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Michael Dale Irwin pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography. A witness reported to Maryland State Police that Irwin had sent an image to her cellular phone documenting his sexual abuse of a prepubescent minor female.
07/19/2013
Dallas, TX
Child Exploitation
Jeremy Blackburn, 33, was sentenced July 18 by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 188 months in federal prison. Blackburn has been in custody since he pleaded guilty plea in March.
07/18/2013
San Francisco, CA
Child Exploitation
Gary Hardeman, a previously convicted sex offender, faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to a charge resulting from a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed he traveled to Mexico to engage in sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl.
07/18/2013
Baltimore, MD
Child Exploitation
Anthony Maurice Cottle, a former Baltimore County firefighter, was sentenced Thursday to 195 months in prison for sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography. Cottle sexually abused two minor males to produce visual depictions of the abuse.
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.
07/22/2013
Fresno, CA
Child Exploitation
Timothy Valdez, 37, appeared in federal court before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill.
07/21/2013
Boise, ID
Child Exploitation
Michael John Ebenhoeh pleaded guilty in April following an investigation by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Investigators determined that between November 2010 and July 2011, multiple digital files of child pornography involving very young children were downloaded and offered for sharing from Ebenhoeh's residence.
07/22/2013
Beaumont, TX
Child Exploitation
Jeremiah Paul Selman, 34, from Port Neches, Texas, pleaded guilty March 21 to possessing child pornography. He was sentenced July 23 to 78 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. Selman was indicted by a federal grand jury Jan. 10 on child pornography charges.
07/22/2013
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Child Exploitation
Dylan Joral Ritter pleaded guilty Monday to production of child pornography, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and several other law enforcement agencies. Ritter admitted to downloading Internet child pornography, to sexually abusing a 3-year-old relative and to taking photos of the abuse with his cellphone camera.
07/23/2013
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Dustin E. James, of Republic, Mo., was charged in a two-count indictment alleging he used a minor to produce child pornography between July 1, 2012 and April 24, 2013. The indictment also alleges that James received and distributed child pornography over the Internet between Jan. 1, 2011 and April 24, 2013.
07/23/2013
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Donnie Ray Sumner, of Joplin, Mo., was charged in a one-count indictment that alleges he received and distributed child pornography over the Internet between July 1, 2012 and Jan. 21, 2013. Sumner is a registered sex offender due to a 2001 conviction for possessing child pornography.
07/23/2013
Springfield, MO
Child Exploitation
Wayne Harlan Files, of Lebanon, Mo., was charged in a one-count indictment that alleges Files received child pornography over the Internet. Files became a registered sex offender following his 1993 conviction for forcible sodomy.
07/26/2013
Great Falls, MT
Child Exploitation
Paul Anthony Rible, 39, from Plentywood, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 10 years of supervised released. He will also forfeit the laptop computers and thumb drives he used to download, store and distribute child pornography.
07/30/2013
Buffalo, NY
Child Exploitation
Steven Metz, 41, faces a possible sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and a term of supervised release of at least five years to life.
07/29/2013
Tampa, FL
Child Exploitation
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A forensic review of former church puppeteer Ronald William Brown's electronic media showed that he possessed hundreds of images of child pornography and child erotica, including various images showing children being bound and tortured. In chats with various individuals, Brown discussed abducting, torturing and murdering children.
07/29/2013
San Juan, PR
Child Exploitation
Carlos Manuel Santiago-Nieves was arrested after an HSI investigation, which stemmed from a Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) referral, revealed that he allegedly transported a 14-year-old female minor to two local motels in San Lorenzo and Caguas, among other places, to engage in sexually explicit conduct.

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