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Electronics sniffing K-9 assists in man's child porn arrest

Mar. 27, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A K-9 capable of detecting electronic storage devices assisted Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents in finding 30 images of child pornography. FDLE agents arrested Jason Andrew Winn, 41, on Wednesday in Pensacola on 30 counts of possession of obscene material and one count of...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. In a court filing Thursday, March 26, 2020, R Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)

R Kelly seeks release from jail, cites coronavirus risk

Mar. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly cited the novel coronavirus in asking a federal judge Thursday to free him from a federal jail in Chicago as he awaits trial on child pornography and other charges, a court filing by his lawyers saying scant precautions to stem the spread of the virus behind bars put...

Ex-aide to Miami mayor faces federal child porn charges

Mar. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former aide to the mayor of Miami who was previously charged in state court with groping a teenage boy at City Hall and then sending him a lewd photograph is now facing federal child porn charges. The U.S. attorney's office in Miami filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against Rene Pedrosa,...

NYPD officer charged with texting video of child sex abuse

Mar. 26, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City highway patrol officer was indicted on child pornography charges Thursday after he allegedly used his cellphone to text someone a video of a young child being sexually abused, authorities said. Officer Yavier Julio was charged in Queens state Supreme Court with one count of...

Sex offender pleads guilty in attempted child abduction case

Mar. 20, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A registered Nebraska sex offender has pleaded guilty to several counts in what prosecutors say was a scheme to abduct and sexually assault a child. Robert Williams, 35, pleaded guilty this week to first-degree sexual assault, attempted first-degree sexual assault, kidnapping, attempted...

Religious order member loses appeal in child porn case

Mar. 19, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the appeal of a Roman Catholic religious order member who was convicted of possessing hundreds of child pornography images. Justices said in a 7-0 decision that there was no merit to Thomas Sawyer's argument that a judge did not have...

Officer charged with trying to get child porn

Mar. 19, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been charged with trying to get sexually explicit images of an underage girl, authorities said. Margate police officer Andrew Hammock, 46, was arrested Tuesday and charged with soliciting visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit...

Man agrees to plead guilty to child porn charge

Mar. 18, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has agreed to plead guilty to a child pornography charge in exchange for a prison sentence of at least five years, according to federal court filings. Louis Ackerman Jr., 45, of Duxbury, signed a plea agreement earlier this month in which he agreed to plead guilty to a...

Ex-TV weatherman seeks to avoid prison for child porn

Mar. 18, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio television weatherman who pleaded guilty to child pornography-related charges shouldn't go to prison because he never created any images or harmed any children, his defense attorney argued in a court filing. Mike Davis, 60, pleaded guilty in late January to three counts...

North Carolina man sentenced to 10 years in child porn case

Mar. 18, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of receiving child pornography was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced. Dustin Lee Bishop, of Raleigh, was also given eight years of supervised release and was ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $19,000...