Tag: Child Pornography

Navy Sailor facing child pornography charges; court documents detail incidents leading to arrest

NORFOLK, Va. – Court documents are giving new details about what led to the arrest of a Navy Sailor. Cody Iverson 23-year-old Cody Iverson is accused of trying to engage sexually with two girls he believed to be 13 and 14 years old. Documents say he sent hundreds of messages, pictures and graphic videos, but […]

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Local yacht owner accused of asking juvenile to take inappropriate pictures arrested in Maryland

MATHEWS Co., Va. – Officials with the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday a local yacht owner who they say allegedly asked a young girl to take inappropriate photographs has been arrested. William Billy Hooper William “Billy” Hooper Jr. was located and arrested without incident in La Plata, Maryland, by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Latest Turn in Case of Missing Woman: Ex-Boyfriend Dies in Suicide

John Ozbilgen was familiar to the authorities. He had been arrested twice for domestic violence since June. When the police came to his New Jersey home this month, it was to search his phone for possible clues about where his former girlfriend, who had vanished two days earlier, might be. What they found on the […]

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Court records: Crash led to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer’s arrest for child pornography

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A crash led a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer to get arrested for child pornography charges, according to federal authorities. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Joseph Courtland from Chesapeake was arrested by Homeland Security Officials Thursday. Court documents reveal that back on October 8, he was driving a car that […]

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Food worker faces child pornography charges after hidden camera discovered in school bathroom

A food services contract worker faces child pornography charges after employees at a Texas elementary school discovered a hidden camera in the boys’ bathroom, police said. Scott Gelardi, a 42-year-old Aramark employee from Rosenberg, was arrested Tuesday as he arrived for work at Northside Elementary School, El Campo police said in a statement Wednesday. Scott Gelardi, 42, […]

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Underage Sex Sting Led by Alabama Teenagers Ensnares a Teacher

Three teenagers posed as boys on a popular dating app and invited overtures from adult men seeking sex. That led to an exchange of encrypted messages, some containing lewd photographs of the men. The teenagers, acting as a self-deputized predator patrol, then asked to meet at a Walmart in Alabama. When it came time for […]

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Do you know your neighbor? Local Sheriff’s office cracking down on child predators

Cody Iverson ISLE OF WIGHT CO., Va. – You can lock your doors and windows, but criminals may still be finding their way inside your home. They’re gaining access through online websites and apps and they’re targeting your children. “We’re seeing a progression. Not only are they asking for inappropriate pictures, they’re sending pictures or […]

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How Laws Against Child Sexual Abuse Imagery Can Make It Harder to Detect

Child sexual abuse photos and videos are among the most toxic materials online. It is against the law to view the imagery, and anybody who comes across it must report it to the federal authorities. So how can tech companies, under pressure to remove the material, identify newly shared photos and videos without breaking the […]

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Former James City County police investigator arrested on multiple child porn charges

William Ridgway Gibbs WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that a Williamsburg man was arrested and charged with 10 counts of child pornography. According to the sheriff’s office, James City County Police Department reached out to the sheriff’s office asking it to investigate one of its investigators. The department received tips […]

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It’s the Remix to Infection: R. Kelly Skipped Court Because His Toenail Is Missing

Even if you take the shackles off Robert “R.” Kelly’s feet so he can step in the name of love, apparently it would be a little bit difficult for him to do so today. According to Page Six, Kels was set to appear in federal court before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago on […]

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Louisiana sheriff’s lieutenant, teacher accused of producing child porn

Cynthia Perkins and Dennis Perkins. (Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office) BATON ROUGE, La. (WGNO) – A Louisiana sheriff’s lieutenant and his wife have both been arrested and charged with creating child pornography, video voyeurism and first-degree rape. 44-year-old Dennis Perkins faces 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts […]

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Heartbreak: Body of 3-Year-Old Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney Found in Alabama Dumpster; 2 People Charged

Investigators searching for Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney—the 3-year-old abducted from a birthday party more than a week ago—found her body in a dumpster Tuesday night, and authorities are charging two people earlier identified as “persons of interest” with murder, Birmingham, Ala., police said. “Tonight our entire city is mourning,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said, the Tuscaloosa […]

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How Do You Dress a Six-Year-Old to Protect Him From Sexual Abuse and Murder?

KARACHI, Pakistan — Hang him in public, cut him into pieces, put those in a box, and when they begin to rot, burn them and throw the ashes to the winds, said the mother of an eight-year-old who was raped and murdered in Chunian, a small town in eastern Pakistan, last month. Her son, Faizan, […]

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Seems Like He’s Not Ready For Jail: Lawyer Complains R. Kelly Can Only Visit One of His Girlfriends at a Time

R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Antonio Perez (Pool via Getty Images) Robert “R.” Kelly wants out of jail. Naturally. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg has a couple of reasons why his client should be released, one of which happens to be Kelly’s […]

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Pennsylvania State Senator Resigns After Arrest on Child Pornography Charges

A Pennsylvania state senator resigned Wednesday, one day after he was charged with having child pornography on his iPhone. The senator, Michael Folmer, 63, was arrested on Tuesday night after investigators searched his home in Lebanon, Penn., and found two images depicting “indecent contact with a minor” on his phone, according to a criminal complaint […]

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R. Kelly Learns the Date He’s to Face the Music on Federal Sex Abuse Charges in Chicago

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court in New York with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019 on numerous federal sex abuse charges. Kelly faces federal charges in Chicago as well, where a judge Sept. 4, 2019, set an April 2020 […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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Jeffrey Epstein, R. Kelly and a Change in How Prosecutors Look at Sexual Assault

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The arrests came in swift succession: In the span of a week, federal prosecutors swooped in and charged two prominent men who had seemingly avoided criminal accountability for claims of sexual assault that had swirled around them for years. […]

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Sparkle’s Niece Refused to Testify Against R. Kelly in 2008. Now, She’s Cooperating With Prosecutors

R&B singer R. Kelly appears at a hearing before Judge Lawrence Flood June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty Images) The year was 2008 and Robert “R.” Kelly was wrapped up in a now-infamous case involving a sex tape, allegedly showing the singer urinating on a young girl. He would eventually […]

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‘Where’s My Daughter?’ Parents of Alleged Victim Confront Publicist for R. Kelly After New Federal Charges

R. Kelly appears at a court hearing in Chicago June 26, 2019, on state charges he faces involving allegations of multiple sex crimes. Now, Kelly faces additional federal charges.Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty) The visibly anguished parents of an alleged victim of R. Kelly confronted a spokesman for the singer Friday during a news conference […]

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R. Kelly Arrested on Child Pornography and Other Federal Charges

The singer R. Kelly, already under indictment in Chicago on state charges of aggravated sexual assault and abuse, was arrested on Thursday night by federal agents and accused of child pornography and other federal crimes, officials said. Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, said Mr. Kelly was […]

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Alleged Sex Tape Involving R. Kelly Turned Over to Defense, Judge Expects 1 of 4 Cases to Begin in Early 2020

R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019, in Chicago.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) It looks like one of Robert “R.” Kelly’s ongoing cases could have a trial start date as early as next year. The R&B singer appeared for an arraignment on June 26, 2019, […]

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