Latest Child pornography News

Clarification: Musician-Child Porn story

Jul. 19, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In a story July 16, The Associated Press reported that a musician accused of possessing child porn was in a band called Something Delicious. Another former member of the band says the group had been inactive for six years before the suspect was charged. The president of the band's...

Kansas priest charged with possessing child pornography

Jul. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas priest has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography. The Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, said in a news release Thursday that it reported Christopher Rossman to authorities in September 2016 after learning he had accessed inappropriate content on his...

Photographer indicted on child pornography charges

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A photographer arrested in 2018 after authorities said he raped underage models was charged with coercing six minor victims in Oregon to engage in child pornography. The Statesman Journal reports that U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced Wednesday that Robert Arnold Koester, 52, was...

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

Jul. 17, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of court. Each step Tuesday was cut shorter than normal by the...

Ex-teacher admits hiding camera in summer camp bathroom

Jul. 17, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey elementary school teacher has admitted recording boys with a hidden camera at a summer camp and taking an explicit photo of a student. Thomas Guzzi Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to official misconduct, manufacturing child pornography and distributing child pornography...

California man gets 30-year child pornography sentence

Jul. 15, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 62-year-old Sacramento man who paid to direct child sex abuse and watch it live through a webcam has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. Mark Corum was sentenced Monday for producing and distributing child pornography. Prosecutors say Corum sent people in the...

Avenatti: R. Kelly paid $2M to silence girl he assaulted

Jul. 15, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti said Monday that R&B singer R. Kelly paid $2 million to keep the alleged victim in a child pornography case off the witness stand during a 2008 trial that ended with his acquittal on all charges. "R. Kelly bought his acquittal," Avenatti said at a news...

Suspended NJ deputy facing federal charges in teen sex case

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspended New Jersey sheriff's deputy accused of having sex with a 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl and posting the video online is now facing federal charges. NJ.com reports that 33-year-old Joshua Padilla of Eatontown was indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania on charges of...

Florida man sentenced to 70 years for producing child porn

Jul. 15, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A 31-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 70 years in federal prison for recording himself having sex with a 1-year-old child and distributing the videos on the dark web. Chief U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday sentenced James Lockhart on July 11 to the maximum penalty...

Feds bring new sex-crime charges against singer R. Kelly

Jul. 12, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly and his entourage recruited girls and women to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and covered up the crimes by paying off and threatening victims and witnesses, federal prosecutors alleged Friday in indictments that could keep the Grammy winner behind bars for...