ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:49:20 -0400 Joint US-Brazil investigation leads to the arrest of Brazilian national for the alleged rape of 2 children in New Jersey https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-us-brazil-investigation-leads-arrest-brazilian-national-alleged-rape-2-children However, the Brazilian national had already fled the United States for Brazil by crossing into Mexico on foot and requesting an emergency travel document from the Brazilian embassy in Mexico. A Brazilian national cannot be extradited under the Brazilian Constitution, indicating the suspect fled to avoid arrest and prosecution by American authorities. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-us-brazil-investigation-leads-arrest-brazilian-national-alleged-rape-2-children Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:33 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation leads to 25-year sentence for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-25-year-sentence-child-exploitation Court records show that from Aug. 2020 through Nov. 2020, Andrew J. Kerr, 32, of Corbin, Kentucky, recorded multiple videos of himself engaging in sexual acts with a minor victim. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-25-year-sentence-child-exploitation Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation results in 15 year-sentence for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-15-year-sentence-child-exploitation According to the plea agreement, Daniel Logan Brown, 24, admitted to advertising child pornography by circulating hyperlinks to online data storage accounts containing thousands of files of child pornography for others to download. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-15-year-sentence-child-exploitation Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Los Angeles-area man pleads guilty to producing thousands of sexually explicit images and videos involving children following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/los-angeles-area-man-pleads-guilty-producing-thousands-sexually-explicit-images-and As the result of a probe by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles, Billy Edward Frederick, 51, of Redondo Beach, pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with production of child pornography for transportation into the United States and enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/los-angeles-area-man-pleads-guilty-producing-thousands-sexually-explicit-images-and Mon, 09/13/2021 - 14:37 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former Navy commander sentenced to life in federal prison for coercing a minor, child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-commander-sentenced-life-federal-prison-coercing-minor-child-pornography Lieutenant Commander Ronald W. Zenga, 45, of Middletown, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty on November 19, 2020, to coercion of a minor, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-navy-commander-sentenced-life-federal-prison-coercing-minor-child-pornography Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:03 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI seeks help identifying potential victims of Inland Empire man indicted for multiple counts of child exploitation crime https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-seeks-help-identifying-potential-victims-inland-empire-man-indicted-multiple A federal grand jury charged Steve Jackson Rodriguez, 37, of Pomona, in a six-count indictment that includes four counts alleging he produced child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-seeks-help-identifying-potential-victims-inland-empire-man-indicted-multiple Wed, 09/08/2021 - 13:48 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Mexican national encountered at South Texas border sentenced for possessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-encountered-south-texas-border-sentenced-possessing-child Luis Felipe Salazar-Sanchez, 29, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. Salazar-Sanchez, a non-U.S. citizen, set to face removal proceedings following completion of his sentence. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/mexican-national-encountered-south-texas-border-sentenced-possessing-child Wed, 09/01/2021 - 07:12 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Phoenix, police arrest 2 men for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-police-arrest-2-men-alleged-sexual-exploitation-minor On Friday morning, law enforcement executed a state search warrant at a residence on the 7200 block of SR 92 resulting in the arrest of Luis Cesar Fernandez De Castro, 35, of Sierra Vista. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-police-arrest-2-men-alleged-sexual-exploitation-minor Mon, 08/30/2021 - 12:03 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Texas man sentenced to 14 years in prison for possessing, receiving over 22,000 pornographic images https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-possessing-receiving-over-22000 Robert Andrew Riley, 68, from South Padre Island, Texas, was sentenced Aug. 26, in federal court to 168 months in federal prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-14-years-prison-possessing-receiving-over-22000 Thu, 08/26/2021 - 13:54 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Phoenix assists in multi-agency operation, 18 men arrested on prostitution and other charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-assists-multi-agency-operation-18-men-arrested-prostitution-and-other Special agents with ICE's HSI joined the East Valley Human Trafficking Taskforce (EVHTTF) on a two-day “Buyer Reduction” or sting operation, which resulted in 18 arrests. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-assists-multi-agency-operation-18-men-arrested-prostitution-and-other Thu, 08/12/2021 - 17:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Ex-marine again convicted of using drugs and force to sexually abuse young girls in Cambodia following HSI probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ex-marine-again-convicted-using-drugs-and-force-sexually-abuse-young-girls-cambodia Michael Joseph Pepe, 67, a former resident of Oxnard who has been in federal custody since 2007, was found guilty of four felony offenses – two counts of traveling in foreign commerce with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ex-marine-again-convicted-using-drugs-and-force-sexually-abuse-young-girls-cambodia Thu, 08/12/2021 - 15:11 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Wyoming man sentenced in child exploitation case https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-sentenced-child-exploitation-case Kyle Doussett, 49, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson to ten years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release. Doussett was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee and may be ordered to pay restitution, to be determined at a later date. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-sentenced-child-exploitation-case Wed, 08/11/2021 - 16:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Phoenix seeks help identifying potential victims of ex-school teacher arrested for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-seeks-help-identifying-potential-victims-ex-school-teacher-arrested-child Cheng-Hsuan “Eric” Tsai, 29, of Mesa, Arizona, appeared for his initial appearance Friday morning. He faces 20 counts of distribution and possessing images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Maricopa County Judge Steven McCarthy set Tsai’s bail to $1 million. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-seeks-help-identifying-potential-victims-ex-school-teacher-arrested-child Fri, 08/06/2021 - 15:42 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation results in 15-year prison sentence for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-15-year-prison-sentence-child-exploitation Leonard J. Andrew, Jr., 36, of Bedford, Kentucky, pleaded guilty in November 2020 to the distribution of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-15-year-prison-sentence-child-exploitation Wed, 08/04/2021 - 12:09 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation District man sentenced to 33 months for accessing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/district-man-sentenced-33-months-accessing-child-pornography Brian Kampel, 44, pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Following his prison term, he will be placed on supervised release for the rest of his life. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/district-man-sentenced-33-months-accessing-child-pornography Fri, 07/30/2021 - 09:46 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former medical student sentenced for online sextortion scheme https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-medical-student-sentenced-online-sextortion-scheme According to court documents, HSI and VBPD first identified Marco Viscomi, 36, of Ontario, in 2012 after a father of two girls, who were 13 and 17 years old at the time, reported to VBPD that his daughters had been sexually extorted by someone they met online. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-medical-student-sentenced-online-sextortion-scheme Thu, 07/29/2021 - 11:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI Arizona, multi-agency taskforce, nets 2 arrests in online operation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arizona-multi-agency-taskforce-nets-2-arrests-online-operation From July 19 through July 26, law enforcement agencies with the Southeast Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (AZICAC), arrested two individuals for attempting to lure minors to engage in sexual conduct. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arizona-multi-agency-taskforce-nets-2-arrests-online-operation Tue, 07/27/2021 - 11:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Multi-agency operation helps locate, recover 78 missing minors in Southern New Mexico https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/multi-agency-operation-helps-locate-recover-78-missing-minors-southern-new-mexico As a result of the operation: Three minors were recovered; 75 minors were located; Two minors remain outstanding; The minors recovered and located were offered services that help identify the potential exploitation of at-risk children. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/multi-agency-operation-helps-locate-recover-78-missing-minors-southern-new-mexico Wed, 07/21/2021 - 16:37 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI investigation leads to lengthy federal sentence for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-leads-lengthy-federal-sentence-child-exploitation Bradley Scott Helton, 33, previously pleaded guilty to communicating with the victim via an app called “Kiss Kiss: Spin the Bottle.” He admitted to chatting with the victim, sending sexual videos and pictures, and requesting the victim send sexual videos in return. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-leads-lengthy-federal-sentence-child-exploitation Fri, 07/16/2021 - 13:43 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Phoenix partners with local law enforcement agencies, arrests and charges 39 men with child sex crimes https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-partners-local-law-enforcement-agencies-arrests-and-charges-39-men-child The operation known as “Behind the Mask” was an undercover operation that targeted the demand for child sex crimes and human trafficking. Throughout the operational period, undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts. The suspects reportedly solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-partners-local-law-enforcement-agencies-arrests-and-charges-39-men-child Thu, 07/15/2021 - 15:44 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI arrested Los Angeles-area man on federal child pornography charges alleging he paid impoverished Filipino boys to film sex acts https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arrested-los-angeles-area-man-federal-child-pornography-charges-alleging-he Billy Frederick, 51, was arrested Wednesday morning without incident, following HSI’s investigation into the matter. During his initial court appearance late Wednesday afternoon, a U.S. magistrate judge ordered Frederick jailed without bond pending trial. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-arrested-los-angeles-area-man-federal-child-pornography-charges-alleging-he Thu, 07/01/2021 - 08:27 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation targeting human trafficking leads to the rescue of 10 women and children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-targeting-human-trafficking-leads-rescue-10-women-and-children ICE HSI, Fresno Police Department Vice Unit, and Fresno County District Attorney’s Investigators conducted a multi-day operation to combat child exploitation and human trafficking in the Fresno area, June 23. During the operation, 10 women and girls were rescued from the sex trade while 21 arrests were made for multiple child exploitation related charges including: contacting a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense, aiding prostitution, arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes and solicitation of acts of prostitution. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-targeting-human-trafficking-leads-rescue-10-women-and-children Wed, 06/30/2021 - 16:29 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Illinois man sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for sharing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-sentenced-more-15-years-federal-prison-sharing-child-pornography Benny l. Butler, 36, possessed more than 2,800 videos and more than 7,600 images of child pornography on multiple electronic devices.  Butler in 2017 shared several videos and images with users of Chatstep, an anonymous online chat room service. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/illinois-man-sentenced-more-15-years-federal-prison-sharing-child-pornography Wed, 06/30/2021 - 10:57 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Texas man sentenced for possessing nearly 1,500 pornographic images of minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-possessing-nearly-1500-pornographic-images-minors Alvaro Vega-Rodriguez, 27, from Brownsville, was sentenced June 23, in federal court to 78 months in federal prison. He was also ordered to serve 20 years of supervised release and comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. And he will have to register as a sex offender. Vega-Rodriguez pleaded guilty Feb. 4, 2020. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-possessing-nearly-1500-pornographic-images-minors Wed, 06/23/2021 - 16:33 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI El Paso-led multi-agency operation results in recovery of 24 missing children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-el-paso-led-multi-agency-operation-results-recovery-24-missing-children The week-long operation conducted in mid-May is ongoing. The Paseo Del Norte Center of Hope, the El Paso Center for Children Youth Outreach & Housing Division and Drop-in Center also assisted. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-el-paso-led-multi-agency-operation-results-recovery-24-missing-children Tue, 06/15/2021 - 14:53 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation