Latest Child pornography News

Man who made secret recordings in restroom pleads guilty

Jan. 12, 2021 10:44 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston man who authorities say secretly recorded boys using the restrooms at a city high school has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, federal prosecutors say. Eric Tran Thai, 36, faces up to 15 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement, according to statement Tuesday...

Man who used restaurant Wi-Fi to view child porn sentenced

Jan. 8, 2021 12:14 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A registered sex offender from Rhode Island who sat in his car in a restaurant parking lot so he could use the business' Wi-Fi to view child pornography has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, federal prosecutors said Friday. Vincent Siravo, 41, of Westerly, who was already a...

New Jersey man gets 7-plus years on stalking, porn charges

Jan. 5, 2021 3:01 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man authorities say persuaded four underage girls he befriended online to send him explicit photos of themselves and threatened to share the images on social media if they stopped communicating with him was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Rhode Island to 7 1/2...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2008, file photo, Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen poses for a photo in Des Moines, Iowa. A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for the influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years. A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gregory Stephen's argument that his 180-year sentence was excessive because he did not kill or physically injure his victims. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)

Court upholds life sentence for Iowa coach who abused teens

Jan. 4, 2021 2:23 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld a life prison sentence Monday for an influential Iowa youth basketball coach who used his position to sexually exploit more than 400 boys over 20 years. A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gregory Stephen's argument that his...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Greta Gerwig, right, talks to Jerry Harris on the red carpet at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

'Cheer' star pleads not guilty to child porn, sex charges

Dec. 23, 2020 12:29 PM EST

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has pleaded not guilty to federal child pornography charges and allegations that he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and convinced teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos of themselves. Harris, 21, of...

New trial date set for R Kelly's federal trial in Chicago

Dec. 22, 2020 3:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday again delayed R. Kelly’s trial in Chicago on child pornography and other charges because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, postponing it to next year The 53-year-old R&B star has been behind bars since his arrest in July 2019 and two trial...

New York education leader sentenced for child sex crime

Dec. 21, 2020 5:57 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A high-ranking New York City education official and former Wisconsin principal accused of swapping explicit sexual images with a 15-year-old boy has been to five years in prison. David Hay, 40, pleaded guilty in September to child enticement and possession of child pornography. Court...

In this undated photo released by Fresno County Sheriff's Office shows a booking photo of Nathan Larson at the Denver Jail in Denver, Colo. Larson, a self-proclaimed pedophile who ran for political office in Virginia was arrested in Denver by investigators who said they stopped him from coaxing a 12-year-old girl to run away from her Fresno, Calif., home and flying with her across the country with intention of having sex with him, authorities announced Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Fresno County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sheriff: Man arrested on cross-country trip with girl, 12

Dec. 19, 2020 5:52 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A self-proclaimed pedophilia advocate who once ran for political office in Virginia has been arrested by authorities who said they caught him flying across the country earlier this week with a 12-year-old girl he had persuaded to run away from her California home. Nathan Larson, 40,...

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris indicted on new child sex charges

Dec. 11, 2020 5:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris, already facing federal child pornography charges, has been indicted on new charges that allege he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions and convinced teenage boys to send him obscene photographs and videos of themselves. The new...

Longtime New Yorker cartoonist arrested on child porn charge

Dec. 10, 2020 9:31 AM EST

RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — A well-known cartoonist for The New Yorker has been arrested on a possession of child pornography charge, police said. Danny Shanahan, 64, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Rhinebeck, New York, state police said in a news release. He was ordered to appear in court on Jan. 20 on a...