ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by Category en Copyright 2022 Tue, 06 Dec 2022 17:59:52 -0500 Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500 HSI Philadelphia-led investigation lands NJ sheriff’s deputy 15 years in prison for child pornography offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-philadelphia-led-investigation-lands-nj-sheriffs-deputy-15-years-prison-child An investigation led by HSI Philadelphia landed a former Middlesex County, New Jersey sheriff’s deputy in federal prison for 15 years, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography. Joshua Padilla, 37, of Eatontown, New Jersey, was also ordered to pay $15,300 in special assessments when he received the lengthy prison sentence Friday. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-philadelphia-led-investigation-lands-nj-sheriffs-deputy-15-years-prison-child Tue, 12/06/2022 - 15:45 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Missouri man sentenced to 19 years for child sexual exploitation following a joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-19-years-child-sexual-exploitation-following-joint-hsi-law Kody Ryan Kelso, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 19 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Kelso to spend 15 years on supervised release following incarceration. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-19-years-child-sexual-exploitation-following-joint-hsi-law Fri, 11/25/2022 - 12:38 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI educates public ahead of UN’s World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Violence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-educates-public-ahead-uns-world-day-prevention-and-healing-child-sexual For more than two decades, Homeland Security Investigations Kansas City has protected the public from crimes of victimization and strategically targeted and investigated individuals and networks that engage in child exploitation. Recently, the United Nations officially declared Nov. 18 to be the World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence. The U.N. proclaimed the day to shine a light on child sexual exploitation and abuse and bring together stakeholders, such as HSI, from around the world to prevent it. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-educates-public-ahead-uns-world-day-prevention-and-healing-child-sexual Thu, 11/17/2022 - 12:23 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Nebraska man sentenced for receipt of child exploitation material following joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-man-sentenced-receipt-child-exploitation-material-following-joint-hsi-law Special Agent in Charge of HSI Kansas City Katherine Greer and Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Jacob R. Price, 38, of Bellevue, was sentenced Nov. 17 in federal court by Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter Jr. to 168 months’ imprisonment for receipt of child pornography following a joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-man-sentenced-receipt-child-exploitation-material-following-joint-hsi-law Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:48 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Nebraska woman sentenced for conspiracy to sex traffic minors following HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-woman-sentenced-conspiracy-sex-traffic-minors-following-hsi-law-enforcement Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas City Katherine Greer and Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Sidney Marker, 28, of Seward, Nebraska, was sentenced in an Omaha federal court Nov. 14 for conspiracy to sex traffic minors following an HSI and law enforcement partner investigation. On Nov. 8, Chief Judge Rossiter sentenced Marker’s codefendant, Carney Turner, 42, of Omaha, to life imprisonment on one count of conspiracy to sex traffic minors, three counts of sex trafficking of a minor and two counts of enticement of a minor. Chief Judge Rossiter also sentenced codefendant Julisha Biggs, 20, of Omaha, to 87 months of imprisonment for her role in the conspiracy. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/nebraska-woman-sentenced-conspiracy-sex-traffic-minors-following-hsi-law-enforcement Mon, 11/14/2022 - 18:17 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Washington, D.C. investigation results in lengthy sentence for Fairfax man convicted of attempted production and possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-washington-dc-investigation-results-lengthy-sentence-fairfax-man-convicted Brian Scott McGalem, 24, received the lengthy sentence on Wednesday for attempted production of and possession of child sexual abuse material. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-washington-dc-investigation-results-lengthy-sentence-fairfax-man-convicted Mon, 11/14/2022 - 16:26 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI, joint law enforcement investigation results in life sentence for Omaha man convicted of sex trafficking minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-joint-law-enforcement-investigation-results-life-sentence-omaha-man-convicted-sex Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas City Katherine Greer and United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Omaha residents Carney Turner, 42, and Julisha Biggs, 20, were sentenced Nov. 8, in federal court for a conspiracy to sex traffic minors, following an HSI and joint law enforcement partner investigation. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-joint-law-enforcement-investigation-results-life-sentence-omaha-man-convicted-sex Tue, 11/08/2022 - 09:43 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Kansas man indicted for sexual exploitation of a child, following HSI, joint law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-indicted-sexual-exploitation-child-following-hsi-joint-law-enforcement According to court documents, Jimmy Lynn, 50, of Wichita is accused of using a young child to create sexually explicit images and distributing child porn. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-man-indicted-sexual-exploitation-child-following-hsi-joint-law-enforcement Mon, 11/07/2022 - 09:29 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Kansas City man sentenced to 18 years for sex trafficking 4 victims following HSI, joint law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-city-man-sentenced-18-years-sex-trafficking-4-victims-following-hsi-joint-law Cory Lavell Smith, also known as “Fatz,” 28, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 18 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Smith to 20 years of supervised release following his incarceration. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/kansas-city-man-sentenced-18-years-sex-trafficking-4-victims-following-hsi-joint-law Tue, 11/01/2022 - 16:34 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI-led investigation lands West Virginia man in prison for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-led-investigation-lands-west-virginia-man-prison-child-pornography Raymond Dugan was sentenced on Oct. 27, to four years and six months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for accessing with the intent to view prepubescent child pornography. Dugan must also register as a sex offender. A federal jury found Dugan guilty following a one-day trial. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-led-investigation-lands-west-virginia-man-prison-child-pornography Tue, 11/01/2022 - 16:20 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Detroit man sentenced to 35 years in prison for filming himself sexually abusing young children, following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/detroit-man-sentenced-35-years-prison-filming-himself-sexually-abusing-young-children Nathanal Pace, a 27-year-old Detroit resident, was arrested in December 2019, after local police received tips that someone in his residence had been trading child pornography online using a cloud-based storage service and a social media application. HSI Detroit special agents determined the individual to be Pace, and executed a search warrant at his residence. During the search, Pace admitted to sexually assaulting multiple children, and creating child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/detroit-man-sentenced-35-years-prison-filming-himself-sexually-abusing-young-children Fri, 10/28/2022 - 17:20 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Douglas, Border Patrol investigation sends Phoenix man to prison for 188 months for child exploitation offenses https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-douglas-border-patrol-investigation-sends-phoenix-man-prison-188-months-child Robert Allen Yost, 61, of Phoenix, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sex traffic children and production of child pornography, as well as conspiracy to transport illegal aliens for profit. Upon release from prison, Yost will be placed on lifetime supervised release with sex offender conditions and will be required to register as a sex offender. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-douglas-border-patrol-investigation-sends-phoenix-man-prison-188-months-child Fri, 10/28/2022 - 15:04 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Oklahoma sex offender sentenced for transporting child sexual abuse material following HSI Chicago investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/oklahoma-sex-offender-sentenced-transporting-child-sexual-abuse-material-following According to court documents, Matthew Alan McNair, 41, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was in Indiana in the summer of 2017 when he utilized an electronic device to take sexually explicit photographs of an 18-month-old infant. McNair took multiple sexually explicit photos of the infant on at least three different dates that summer. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/oklahoma-sex-offender-sentenced-transporting-child-sexual-abuse-material-following Fri, 10/28/2022 - 11:17 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI El Paso child exploitation case results in more than 16-year prison sentence https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-el-paso-child-exploitation-case-results-more-16-year-prison-sentence Jorge Mario Manjarrez-Reyes, 30, was also ordered to be placed on a lifetime of supervised release and pay a $5,000 assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-el-paso-child-exploitation-case-results-more-16-year-prison-sentence Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:03 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Galveston-area man sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for receiving, possessing child pornography following investigation by HSI Galveston, local partners https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/galveston-area-man-sentenced-more-14-years-prison-receiving-possessing-child Richard Blake Howard, a 28-year-old resident of Dickinson, Texas, was sentenced in the Southern District of Texas to 174 and 120 months for the receipt and possession of child pornography convictions, respectively. The two sentences will run concurrently for a total of 174 months in prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/galveston-area-man-sentenced-more-14-years-prison-receiving-possessing-child Thu, 10/27/2022 - 11:35 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI investigation results in New Mexico man’s guilty plea to child pornography charges https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-new-mexico-mans-guilty-plea-child-pornography-charges Jeffery Dean Biddle, 41, pleaded guilty Oct. 26, to production and attempted production of child pornography, receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography, and enticement and attempted enticement of a minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-new-mexico-mans-guilty-plea-child-pornography-charges Wed, 10/26/2022 - 16:32 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Michigan man sentenced to over 15 years for distributing child pornography following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/michigan-man-sentenced-over-15-years-distributing-child-pornography-following-hsi In addition to the lengthy prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney imposed a 20-year period of supervised release to follow the incarceration of 41-year-old Chad Kraft, from Galesburg, Michigan. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/michigan-man-sentenced-over-15-years-distributing-child-pornography-following-hsi Tue, 10/25/2022 - 15:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI, federal partner investigation results in a significant prison sentence of a West Texas man for distributing child sexual abuse material https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-federal-partner-investigation-results-significant-prison-sentence-west-texas-man Thomas Scott Perkins, 31, from Fort Stockton, was sentenced Oct. 25 in federal court to 1,890 months in federal prison. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-federal-partner-investigation-results-significant-prison-sentence-west-texas-man Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:39 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI investigation results in life sentence for South Bay accountant who produced child sexual abuse material https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-life-sentence-south-bay-accountant-who-produced-child Billy Edward Frederick, 52, of Redondo Beach, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Dale S. Fischer, who after sentencing Frederick to life, said that “to say his conduct is despicable is an understatement.” https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-investigation-results-life-sentence-south-bay-accountant-who-produced-child Tue, 10/25/2022 - 12:39 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation 16 arrested in undercover child sex crimes operation led by local PD, supported by HSI Phoenix https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/16-arrested-undercover-child-sex-crimes-operation-led-local-pd-supported-hsi-phoenix The results of a multi-agency undercover operation supported by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and led by the Phoenix Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEaT) Unit, was announced Oct. 24. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/16-arrested-undercover-child-sex-crimes-operation-led-local-pd-supported-hsi-phoenix Tue, 10/25/2022 - 11:24 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI Washington, D.C. investigation leads to guilty plea for production, possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-washington-dc-investigation-leads-guilty-plea-production-possession-child According to the investigation, from at least Dec. 11, 2018 through April 8, 2019, Chad Michael Lehofer, 37, of Fredericksburg, repeatedly engaged in sexually explicit discussions with a minor online – including enticing and coercing the minor to produce sexually explicit pictures and videos. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-washington-dc-investigation-leads-guilty-plea-production-possession-child Mon, 10/24/2022 - 17:00 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Arizona man arrested for sexual exploitation of minor following investigation by local authorities, HSI Douglas https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arizona-man-arrested-sexual-exploitation-minor-following-investigation-local Jerome Pangilinan, 22, of Sierra Vista, was arrested after SVPD and HSI served a search warrant on the 500 block of Coronado. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/arizona-man-arrested-sexual-exploitation-minor-following-investigation-local Mon, 10/24/2022 - 10:19 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for sexual exploitation of a child following HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-life-prison-sexual-exploitation-child-following-hsi-law On March 29, Miksell was found guilty of one count of producing child pornography and one count of using the internet and a cell phone to induce a child to engage in sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-man-sentenced-life-prison-sexual-exploitation-child-following-hsi-law Fri, 10/21/2022 - 14:54 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Missouri woman pleads guilty to child exploitation enterprise following joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-woman-pleads-guilty-child-exploitation-enterprise-following-joint-hsi-law Angela Marie Brown, 39, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to engaging in a child exploitation enterprise from Jan. 1, 2017, to Nov. 6, 2019. Co-defendants Kevin Grant McMillan, 35, Christine Marie Rossiter, 36, and Amber Marie Baley, 38, all of Springfield, and Casie Dee Rice, 52, of Branson, have also pleaded guilty to the same charge. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/missouri-woman-pleads-guilty-child-exploitation-enterprise-following-joint-hsi-law Thu, 10/20/2022 - 15:39 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Iowa man in possession of images depicting child sexual abuse sentenced to federal prison following joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-possession-images-depicting-child-sexual-abuse-sentenced-federal-prison Mychal Olson, 32, of Dubuque, received the prison term after an April 22, guilty plea to receipt of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/iowa-man-possession-images-depicting-child-sexual-abuse-sentenced-federal-prison Thu, 10/20/2022 - 13:27 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation