Latest Child pornography News

Mississippi probation officer faces child porn charge

Nov. 9, 2019 6:21 PM EST

PETAL, Miss. (AP) — A probation officer for the Mississippi Department of Corrections has been arrested on one count of child pornography. Officials say Jeff Knight turned himself in at the Petal Police Department on Thursday. WDAM-TV reports Knight's initial appearance in Petal Municipal Court was on...

17 arrested in Florida child porn sting; 2 worked for Disney

Nov. 9, 2019 3:52 PM EST

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in central Florida say two Disney workers and a former assistant principal at a middle school were among 17 arrested in a child porn sting. In a news release , Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Friday that the 17 men arrested range in age from 19 to 77. Authorities...

Sequim man gets 5 years for child porn images, videos

Nov. 9, 2019 9:50 AM EST

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Sequim man has been sentenced to five years in prison after federal agents discovered over 8,400 images and videos of child pornography on his computers. The Peninsula Daily News reports 40-year-old William Daracunas pleaded guilty in September to dealing in depictions of...

Repeat child porn offender receives 20-year sentence

Nov. 8, 2019 11:59 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who had hundreds of child pornography videos and images has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Joseph Fini will also be put on lifetime supervised release and must pay $40,000 in restitution to his victims under the sentence imposed Wednesday. It was made public...

Navy employee gets 40 years in prison for child pornography

Nov. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man who was employed by the U.S. Navy when he coerced children into sending him sexually explicit videos and photos has been sentenced in Maryland to 40 years in federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm also on Thursday sentenced 36-year-old Spencer Steckman to lifetime...

Man accused of child sex assault, porn takes plea deal

Nov. 6, 2019 7:02 AM EST

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A Scottsbluff man accused of having sex with a 12-year-old and then blackmailing her into performing for pornographic videos has taken a plea deal. Scotts Bluff County District Court documents say 20-year-old Ashanti Kelley pleaded guilty last month to sexual assault, child porn...

Maryland dentist accused of having, sharing child porn

Nov. 6, 2019 1:23 AM EST

SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A family dentist in Maryland is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography. The Carroll County Times reports 28-year-old Adam V. Slatniske was arrested Monday on related charges. He has since posted bail Tuesday and been released. Slatniske had been listed as a dentist...

Deputies seek women tattooed by man accused of sex crimes

Nov. 4, 2019 6:59 PM EST

HARTFORD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office is asking the public for help to find women who were tattooed by a man indicted on multiple sex crimes involving children. News outlets report 40-year-old George Clapp was arrested on Oct. 7 and charged with multiple offenses including five counts of raping...

Affidavit: Suspect says child porn was 'form of art'

Nov. 4, 2019 1:07 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a Lawrence man told police that child pornography found on his electric devices was a "form of art." The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 46-year-old Charles Tingler is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The...

Drug charge dropped against Washington tribal police officer

Nov. 4, 2019 12:52 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal drug charge against a former Yakama Nation police officer has been dismissed, while his sentencing for a child pornography conviction has been rescheduled. The Yakima Herald reports 39-year-old Lorenzo Elias Mendez was charged with one count of possessing more than 50 grams...