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Iowa man sentenced to nearly 3 decades in federal prison

Apr. 13, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been sentenced to nearly three decades in federal prison for making and receiving child pornography. Ryan Don Andrew Ford, 49, of Centerville, was sentenced Monday to 27 years in prison for the two counts, federal prosecutors for...

Ex-children's museum leader pleads not guilty to child porn

Apr. 09, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former leader of a Connecticut children's museum has been charged with distributing images of child sexual abuse online, including while he worked for the museum. Robert Eckert, 56, of Simsbury, former executive director of the Lutz Children's...

Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

Apr. 08, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster knew it was her turn to share the lower bunk with the elderly priest and another elementary school-aged girl. Daschbach was idolized...

Ex-Kansas sheriff's official faces child porn, sex counts

Apr. 08, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

WAKEENEY, Kan. (AP) — A former official with a western Kansas sheriff’s office has been arrested on charges of trafficking in child pornography and sex crimes involving children. Blaine Dryden, 62, of WaKeeney, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with...

Deputy: Ex-officer charged with owning pornography images

Apr. 02, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer was arrested on child pornography charges, authorities said. Former Bridgeport Police Officer Geoffrey Gile Booth, 48, turned himself in on Thursday to face two counts of possessing pornography involving a person...

Ex-Junior ROTC instructor detained in Kauai child porn case

Apr. 01, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Junior ROTC instructor at a Hawaii high school must remain behind bars on allegations he sexually abused a student and filmed the abuse, U.S. judge ruled Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Wes Reber Porter granted prosecutors' request to keep...

Convicted child molester gets 35 years in prison

Apr. 01, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

A Rhode Island man who photographed and video recorded himself sexually abusing a toddler was sentenced to 35 years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office in Providence said. Jose A. Cortes, 41, of Central Falls, started abusing the young girl he had regular access to...

Janitor gets 20 years for camera in girls' locker room

Mar. 30, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Florida high school has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for hiding a camera in a girls’ locker room. Jason Brian Goff, 45, of Starke, was sentenced last week in Jacksonville federal court, according to court...

Man sentenced to 17 years in child pornography case

Mar. 30, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Oregon man who served 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a child in California was sentenced Monday to serve 17 more years after using Facebook Messenger to convince a teenager to take sexually explicit videos of himself. ...

Ex-JROTC instructor charged with filming student sex abuse

Mar. 29, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Junior ROTC instructor at a Hawaii high school should remain locked up pending trial because he allegedly sexually abused a student and made video recordings of his abuse, U.S. prosecutors said. Victor Aguilar, 65, made a court appearance...