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Former teacher sentenced on sex abuse, trafficking charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire high school teacher who pleaded guilty to human trafficking and manufacturing child sex abuse images was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. Joshua Harwood, 38, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to the charges last month. ...

Judge refuses to suppress video evidence in Josh Duggar case

Oct. 19, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks also said Monday...

Former teacher, coach gets probation in child porn case

Oct. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas middle school teacher who was caught with more than 250 images and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Wichita Eagle reports that 40-year-old Cody Chitwood also must register as a sex...

House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges

Oct. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BURKE, Va. (AP) — A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies...

Former Ky. deputy sheriff pleads guilty to child porn charge

Oct. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor he met while responding to a call at the victim's home. Joshua Preece, of Morehead, Kentucky, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Lexington. His plea was for...

Veterinarian gets 21 years for dog sexual abuse, child porn

Oct. 09, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida veterinarian has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for sexually abusing dogs, posting bestiality videos online and collecting child pornography. Court documents show Prentiss K. Madden, whose practice was in Aventura, Florida, was...

Tucson man gets 10 years in prison for having child porn

Oct. 08, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz, (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona announced the sentence for 59-year-old Robert Henderson, Jr., on Friday. Henderson was charged in 2019...

Alabama man guilty in case of sexually abused children

Oct. 07, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an Alabama man for using Internet applications to seek images and videos of the sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as five years old. Evidence presented at trial shows Benjamin Walter, 41, of Decatur, Alabama,...

Man who fled to Nicaragua pleads to child enticement

Oct. 06, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man who fled to Nicaragua after being charged with dozens of felony counts of child pornography and enticement has pleaded no contest to seven of the counts. Adam Hawhee, 29, faces up to 88 years in prison when he’s sentenced in December,...

Ex-Florida teacher sentenced to prison for child pornography

Oct. 05, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 27-year-old Florida teacher has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for posessing child pornography, prosecutors said. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke ordered Roberto Ortiz to serve eight years of probation after his release. ...