ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation https://www.ice.gov/ en Copyright 2020 Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:49:24 -0500 Cedar Rapids man sentenced to 140 years for child sexual exploitation offenses following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cedar-rapids-man-sentenced-140-years-child-sexual-exploitation-offenses-following-ice Nathan Nosley, age 30, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after a June 9, 2021 jury verdict finding him guilty of sexual exploitation of children, distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, three counts of possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/cedar-rapids-man-sentenced-140-years-child-sexual-exploitation-offenses-following-ice Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI, partner, child sexual abuse investigation leads to life sentence for North Dakota man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-partner-child-sexual-abuse-investigation-leads-life-sentence-north-dakota-man Douglas James Schneider, 51 of Rhame, North Dakota, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Daniel M. Traynor to life in federal prison on one count of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-partner-child-sexual-abuse-investigation-leads-life-sentence-north-dakota-man Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:58 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Texas man convicted of selling child pornography images, following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-convicted-selling-child-pornography-images-following-ice-hsi Astro Rey De Leon, 34, of McAllen, was convicted in federal court. During that hearing, he admitted to possessing child pornography with the intent to sell it on the internet https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-convicted-selling-child-pornography-images-following-ice-hsi Fri, 12/17/2021 - 16:47 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation results in 3-year sentence for Philippine national for child pornography conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-3-year-sentence-philippine-national-child-pornography A Philippine man was sentenced Monday in federal court to three years in prison for possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and false swearing in immigration matters. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-results-3-year-sentence-philippine-national-child-pornography Fri, 12/10/2021 - 17:49 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Federal judge imposes lengthy sentence on east Tennessee woman after joint ICE HSI and ICAC child exploitation investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-judge-imposes-lengthy-sentence-east-tennessee-woman-after-joint-ice-hsi-and Breanna Cierra Sluder, 27, previously pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography. Documents on file with the court show that a federal search warrant was executed in January 2020 at Sluder’s home after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provided information to the KPD-ICAC about images of child pornography being produced in Knoxville. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/federal-judge-imposes-lengthy-sentence-east-tennessee-woman-after-joint-ice-hsi-and Fri, 12/10/2021 - 14:53 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigation leads to guilty verdict for former reality television personality https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-guilty-verdict-former-reality-television-personality According to court documents and evidence presented during trial, Joshua James Duggar, 33, of Springdale, Ark., repeatedly downloaded and viewed images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, including images of prepubescent children and depictions of sadistic abuse. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigation-leads-guilty-verdict-former-reality-television-personality Thu, 12/09/2021 - 15:54 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation West Texas man sentenced to more than 12 years for coercing, enticing a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/west-texas-man-sentenced-more-12-years-coercing-enticing-minor According to court documents, on Aug. 25, Eduardo Lara Jr., 24, pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. By pleading guilty, Lara admitted that he engaged in sexual activity with a 13-year-old on at least two occasions in February 2020 and March 2020 in El Paso. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/west-texas-man-sentenced-more-12-years-coercing-enticing-minor Wed, 12/08/2021 - 14:02 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former Mexican police officer sentenced to 30 years for sexually exploiting child, following ICE HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-mexican-police-officer-sentenced-30-years-sexually-exploiting-child-following Jose Alfredo Fernandez-Martinez, 38, of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, was sentenced Dec. 8 in federal court to 360 months in federal prison. He was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release and comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-mexican-police-officer-sentenced-30-years-sexually-exploiting-child-following Wed, 12/08/2021 - 11:17 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Tampa woman sentenced for laundering $2 million in international "child modeling" websites https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/tampa-woman-sentenced-laundering-2-million-international-child-modeling-websites According to court documents, Patrice Wilowski-Mevorah, 53, laundered at least $2.3 million for the Newstar Enterprise, an Internet-based business aimed at for-profit sexual exploitation of vulnerable children under the guise of child modeling. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/tampa-woman-sentenced-laundering-2-million-international-child-modeling-websites Wed, 12/08/2021 - 10:44 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Southwest Texas man faces a 10-year prison sentence for possession of child pornography following ICE HSI, local law enforcement partners, investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southwest-texas-man-faces-10-year-prison-sentence-possession-child-pornography William Read, 71, of Del Rio, was sentenced to 120 months to be followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $105,051 in restitution. Read pleaded guilty Aug. 26, 2019, to one count of possession of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southwest-texas-man-faces-10-year-prison-sentence-possession-child-pornography Thu, 12/02/2021 - 10:40 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI partners with State Attorney General’s office in child exploitation investigation resulting in conviction and lengthy federal prison sentence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-partners-state-attorney-generals-office-child-exploitation-investigation According to court documents, in 2017 and 2019, Shaun Douglas Dickson, 26, of Louisville, Kentucky, engaged in conversations with children on the Internet while posing as both an 11-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy. During these conversations, Dickson sent images of child pornography to children he met online, including young girls in Greece and Australia that he attempted to and successfully induced and coerced into creating images of sexually explicit conduct to send to him. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-partners-state-attorney-generals-office-child-exploitation-investigation Wed, 12/01/2021 - 10:20 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Dakota man indicted for child pornography following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-dakota-man-indicted-child-pornography-following-hsi-investigation Jordan Charles Opdahl, 29, was indicted Nov. 9. He pleaded not guilty Nov. 24 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-dakota-man-indicted-child-pornography-following-hsi-investigation Wed, 11/24/2021 - 15:02 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Phoenix joins law enforcement partners in investigation leading to 30 child sex related arrests https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-joins-law-enforcement-partners-investigation-leading-30-child-sex-related Last month, several law enforcement agencies to include ICE HSI participated in a child sex operation known as “Deja Boo” netting 30 suspects. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-phoenix-joins-law-enforcement-partners-investigation-leading-30-child-sex-related Tue, 11/23/2021 - 15:24 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former University of Michigan professor pled guilty to child exploitation following HSI Detroit investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-university-michigan-professor-pled-guilty-child-exploitation-following-hsi Stephen Shipps, 68, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, a former violin professor and Director of the Strings Preparatory Program at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance pled guilty to one count of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual relations. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-university-michigan-professor-pled-guilty-child-exploitation-following-hsi Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:14 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Military veterans train with HSI to become ‘HEROs’ in battle against child predators https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/military-veterans-train-hsi-become-heros-battle-against-child-predators ICE HSI announced that twenty-three military veterans have graduated from the eleventh class of the HERO Corps internship program. The program recruits, trains, and hires wounded, ill, or injured transitioning active-duty service members and military veterans for employment as computer forensic analysts. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/military-veterans-train-hsi-become-heros-battle-against-child-predators Fri, 11/12/2021 - 15:52 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Reno man indicted for child sexual exploitation and child pornography offenses, following HSI, multiagency, investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/reno-man-indicted-child-sexual-exploitation-and-child-pornography-offenses-following According to allegations in the indictment, James Patrick Burns, 53, threatened two children on social media applications to coerce them into producing multiple images and videos of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/reno-man-indicted-child-sexual-exploitation-and-child-pornography-offenses-following Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:29 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI and local law enforcement investigation leads to lengthy federal prison sentence for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-and-local-law-enforcement-investigation-leads-lengthy-federal-prison-sentence Upon his release from prison, James Ellison Catoe, 48, will serve a lifetime supervised release, be required to register with the state sex offender registry and comply with special sex offender conditions during his supervised release. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-and-local-law-enforcement-investigation-leads-lengthy-federal-prison-sentence Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:01 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI predator sting at Sturgis rally leads to conviction of South Dakota man for attempted enticement of a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-predator-sting-sturgis-rally-leads-conviction-south-dakota-man-attempted Christopher Truax, 34, of Rapid City, was found guilty by a federal jury, in a trial that culminated Nov. 3, of attempted enticement of a minor using the internet. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-predator-sting-sturgis-rally-leads-conviction-south-dakota-man-attempted Fri, 11/05/2021 - 14:54 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Joint law enforcement sex trafficking operation leads to federal prison sentence for South Dakota man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-law-enforcement-sex-trafficking-operation-leads-federal-prison-sentence-south Brennan John Hauk, 42, was arrested and federally indicted as a result of an undercover sex trafficking operation conducted during the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, targeting online predators. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-law-enforcement-sex-trafficking-operation-leads-federal-prison-sentence-south Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:50 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Joint federal, state, local and HSI investigation results in 5-year prison sentence for child pornography conviction https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-federal-state-local-and-hsi-investigation-results-5-year-prison-sentence-child Upon his release from prison, Nikolas John Larson, 41, will also serve five years of supervised release.  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-federal-state-local-and-hsi-investigation-results-5-year-prison-sentence-child Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Joint state, local and HSI investigation results in child pornography indictment of South Dakota man https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-state-local-and-hsi-investigation-results-child-pornography-indictment-south William Jacob Stone, 72, appeared in federal court on Oct. 22 and pleaded not guilty. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/joint-state-local-and-hsi-investigation-results-child-pornography-indictment-south Tue, 11/02/2021 - 13:21 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Repeat sex offender sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity following HSI probe https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/repeat-sex-offender-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-attempting-entice-minor-engage As the result of an investigation by special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles, Albert Pinedo, 78, of Alhambra, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George H. Wu. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/repeat-sex-offender-sentenced-10-years-federal-prison-attempting-entice-minor-engage Thu, 10/28/2021 - 11:57 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI, law enforcement partner, investigation leads to arrest of Minneapolis fugitive accused of child sex trafficking https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-leads-arrest-minneapolis-fugitive-accused Charles William Dexter III, 40, of Minneapolis, turned himself in to local authorities in Atlanta. He was previously charged by federal indictment with sex trafficking a minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-leads-arrest-minneapolis-fugitive-accused Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:26 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI investigation exposes Michigan man’s attempts to sexually exploit children https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-exposes-michigan-mans-attempts-sexually-exploit-children William David Brice, 42, was arrested on October 3, and charged with ten felony counts, including one count of causing or allowing child sexually abusive material; three counts of attempting to produce child sexually abusive material; one count of distributing child sexually abusive material; three counts of possessing child sexually abusive material; and finally, one count of accosting a child for immoral purposes. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-exposes-michigan-mans-attempts-sexually-exploit-children Thu, 10/14/2021 - 17:26 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Dakota man indicted on child pornography charges resulting from HSI joint investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-dakota-man-indicted-child-pornography-charges-resulting-hsi-joint-investigation Nathan David Hankins, 28, was indicted Dec. 17, 2019. Due to delays caused by the pandemic he finally appeared in federal court Oct. 1 to respond to the charge and  plead not guilty. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-dakota-man-indicted-child-pornography-charges-resulting-hsi-joint-investigation Wed, 10/13/2021 - 15:29 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation