ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation https://www.ice.gov/ ICE Headline News Feed by Category en Copyright 2020 Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:15:02 -0500 Wyoming man investigated by HSI receives 30-year prison term for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-investigated-hsi-receives-30-year-prison-term-producing-child-0 Ray Donald Farley, 38, alias Ray Donald Lucero, Jr., of Wyoming, was sentenced March 1 to 150 years in prison for three counts of the production of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-investigated-hsi-receives-30-year-prison-term-producing-child-0 Mon, 03/01/2021 - 10:21 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Wyoming man investigated by HSI receives 30-year prison term for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-investigated-hsi-receives-30-year-prison-term-producing-child-pornography Christopher Willoughby pleaded guilty to multiple counts of production of child pornography Aug. 17, 2020. He was remanded to the Bureau of Prisons in the District of Wyoming. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/wyoming-man-investigated-hsi-receives-30-year-prison-term-producing-child-pornography Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:34 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI partners with local law enforcement in child exploitation takedown https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-partners-local-law-enforcement-child-exploitation-takedown Operation Broken Hearts was an undercover operation targeting sexual predators engaged in child sex crimes and human trafficking. Throughout the operational period, officers and undercover detectives placed ads on websites and apps which are commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts with children. These 37 suspects solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-partners-local-law-enforcement-child-exploitation-takedown Tue, 02/23/2021 - 12:20 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Goodyear man sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual exploitation of minor following HSI investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/goodyear-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-sexual-exploitation-minor-following-hsi Jesse Anthony Garcia, 30, of Goodyear, had previously admitted to recording a video in which a minor victim was engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct, and attempting to record a video in which a minor victim was engaged in exploitive exhibition or other sexual conduct in 2016. Garcia pleaded guilty to one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and one count of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/goodyear-man-sentenced-20-years-prison-sexual-exploitation-minor-following-hsi Tue, 02/16/2021 - 12:50 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI Portland arrests ex-camp instructor for child exploitation material https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-portland-arrests-ex-camp-instructor-child-exploitation-material HSI Portland executed a search warrant at Alexander Wiese’s residence in Portland and arrested the former camp instructor Wednesday for receiving child pornography and accessing it with intent to view child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-portland-arrests-ex-camp-instructor-child-exploitation-material Fri, 02/12/2021 - 13:33 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation South Texas man sentenced to more than 11 years for enticing minor on social media https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-more-11-years-enticing-minor-social-media On Feb. 10, Jason Hernandez, 34, was also ordered to serve 10 years on supervised release following completion of his prison term, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children. And, he will have to register as a sex offender. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/south-texas-man-sentenced-more-11-years-enticing-minor-social-media Wed, 02/10/2021 - 13:36 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Receiving, distributing child pornography sends Montana man to prison https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/receiving-distributing-child-pornography-sends-montana-man-prison Derek Wallace Johnson, 41, pleaded guilty Sept. 23, 2020 to the distribution of child pornography and receipt of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/receiving-distributing-child-pornography-sends-montana-man-prison Wed, 02/03/2021 - 10:16 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI Dallas led investigation results in Denton man receiving 15 year sentence for trafficking a 17-year old https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-dallas-led-investigation-results-denton-man-receiving-15-year-sentence William Adam Jonathan Smith, 31, was found guilty by a federal jury. He was convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of a Minor and one count of Sex Trafficking of a Minor. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-dallas-led-investigation-results-denton-man-receiving-15-year-sentence Wed, 02/03/2021 - 07:10 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI Dallas arrests man for trafficking a 14-year old https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-dallas-arrests-man-trafficking-14-year-old An investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Dallas and the North Texas Trafficking Task Force led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Dallas man for human trafficking. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-dallas-arrests-man-trafficking-14-year-old Fri, 01/29/2021 - 18:43 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Registered sex offender from Southeast Texas sentenced to 17 years in prison for child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-southeast-texas-sentenced-17-years-prison-child-pornography Cameron Michael Pittman, 34, a resident of Orange Grove, Texas, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography in the Southern District of Texas Sept. 9. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/registered-sex-offender-southeast-texas-sentenced-17-years-prison-child-pornography Thu, 01/28/2021 - 13:58 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation HSI, Australian Federal Police identify 245 victims of child exploitation by predator posing as popular YouTube star https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-australian-federal-police-identify-245-victims-child-exploitation-predator-posing An investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old Australian citizen who is now facing a total of 247 charges related to 245 alleged child victims in the United States. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/hsi-australian-federal-police-identify-245-victims-child-exploitation-predator-posing Mon, 01/25/2021 - 10:30 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Orange County man sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for sexually abusing minors following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/orange-county-man-sentenced-more-24-years-prison-sexually-abusing-minors-following As the result of a probe by ICE's HSI Los Angeles, Daniel Seibert, 29, of Lake Forest, pleaded guilty in March 2020 to a three-count information charging him with production of child pornography, traveling to engage in illicit sex and using a facility of commerce to induce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/orange-county-man-sentenced-more-24-years-prison-sexually-abusing-minors-following Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:05 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former longtime employee of Orange Unified School District sentenced to 6 years in prison for distributing child pornography following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-longtime-employee-orange-unified-school-district-sentenced-6-years-prison Mike Barry Brior, 43, of Riverside, who was an 18-year employee of the school district, where he worked for a time directly with children as a teacher’s assistant, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge George H. Wu. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-longtime-employee-orange-unified-school-district-sentenced-6-years-prison Mon, 01/11/2021 - 16:31 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE assists in arrest of alleged child predator https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-assists-arrest-alleged-child-predator Lawrence Legault, 60, was taken into custody pursuant to a search warrant by law enforcement after information was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a phone number associated with Legault was used in the uploading of illicit child images to a cloud storage account. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-assists-arrest-alleged-child-predator Fri, 01/08/2021 - 13:17 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigates Montana man for making and sending child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigates-montana-man-making-and-sending-child-pornography David Paul Farrar, 58, pleaded guilty Aug. 4 to sexual exploitation of a child and transportation of child pornography. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigates-montana-man-making-and-sending-child-pornography Thu, 12/10/2020 - 10:42 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation San Bernardino County man who recorded child pornography on his social media accounts sentenced to 25 years following ICE investigation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/san-bernardino-county-man-who-recorded-child-pornography-his-social-media-accounts Chaunta A. Bashir, a.k.a. “taytheonly,” 27, of Chino, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal. Bashir pleaded guilty on July 15 to one count of production of child pornography following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Los Angeles. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/san-bernardino-county-man-who-recorded-child-pornography-his-social-media-accounts Mon, 12/07/2020 - 16:15 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Computer forensic analysts celebrate 10-year Alive Day https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/computer-forensic-analysts-celebrate-10-year-alive-day Wondering what an Alive Day is? An Alive Day is the anniversary of the date when a veteran almost lost their life in combat. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/computer-forensic-analysts-celebrate-10-year-alive-day Mon, 11/23/2020 - 13:01 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE, local law enforcement partner, investigation results in 30 month sentence for Issaquah man convicted of possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-local-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-results-30-month-sentence-issaquah Philip B. Gilbert, who was employed in the IT department of the Archdiocese of Seattle, was arrested on state charges in May 2019. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-local-law-enforcement-partner-investigation-results-30-month-sentence-issaquah Thu, 11/12/2020 - 15:20 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE, international partners arrest 113 child predators https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-international-partners-arrest-113-child-predators OPC VII simultaneously targeted the distributors and producers of child sexual abuse material throughout the Americas. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-international-partners-arrest-113-child-predators Thu, 11/12/2020 - 12:40 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation ICE HSI investigated Colorado schoolteacher for possession of child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigated-colorado-schoolteacher-possession-child-pornography Patrick McMahon, 30, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado appeared at the hearing remotely, free on bond. He was ordered to voluntarily surrender to a Bureau of Prisons facility. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-hsi-investigated-colorado-schoolteacher-possession-child-pornography Fri, 11/06/2020 - 10:25 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former county constable and city firefighter sentenced for child exploitation https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-county-constable-and-city-firefighter-sentenced-child-exploitation William Michael Fields, Jr., 37, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was convicted after a two-day trial in June 2020. According to trial testimony and documents on file with the court, Fields, then 36, exercised his positions as a Harrison County Constable and Paris Fire Department firefighter to form a relationship with a 17-year-old victim, who was interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or emergency medicine. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-county-constable-and-city-firefighter-sentenced-child-exploitation Mon, 11/02/2020 - 09:18 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former University of Michigan professor indicted on charges of child exploitation of a minor https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-university-michigan-professor-indicted-charges-child-exploitation-minor Charged was Stephen Shipps, 67, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Shipps was arrested this morning and will be appearing in federal court for his arraignment via Zoom at 1pm today. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-university-michigan-professor-indicted-charges-child-exploitation-minor Thu, 10/29/2020 - 16:02 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Southeast Texas man who wanted to marry child victim sentenced to 50 years in prison for producing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southeast-texas-man-who-wanted-marry-child-victim-sentenced-50-years-prison-producing Stephen Scott Meals, 39, a resident of Corpus Christi, pleaded guilty to the charges on Feb. 20. He was further ordered to register as a sex offender and to serve the rest of his life on supervised release following completion of his prison term, during which time he will have to comply with numerous requirements designed to restrict his access to children and the internet. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southeast-texas-man-who-wanted-marry-child-victim-sentenced-50-years-prison-producing Wed, 10/28/2020 - 13:47 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Former Southeast Texas elementary teacher admits to explicit sexual conversations with minors https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-southeast-texas-elementary-teacher-admits-explicit-sexual-conversations-minors Lazaro Benito Rocha, 27, a resident of Odom, Texas, admitted Oct. 22 that he had responded to an ad on Craigslist advertising a “good time” with a teenage girl. He continued communicating with whom he thought was a 14-year-old female, which soon escalated into conversations of an explicit sexual nature via text messaging. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/former-southeast-texas-elementary-teacher-admits-explicit-sexual-conversations-minors Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:23 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation Southeast Texas registered sex offender pleads guilty to distributing child pornography https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southeast-texas-registered-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Daniel Ellsworth Janssen pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography Oct. 22 in the Southern District of Texas. https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/southeast-texas-registered-sex-offender-pleads-guilty-distributing-child-pornography Thu, 10/22/2020 - 15:21 ICE Headline News Feed by Category - Child Exploitation