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Former Louisiana pastor gets 60 years in child porn case

Feb. 25, 2020 1:05 PM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana pastor has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison in a child porn case. John Michael Ward, 45, pleaded guilty Nov. 19, to two counts of production of child pornography. He was sentenced last week to 30 years on each charge to run consecutively, The American...

Missouri man sentenced to 60 years in child porn case

Feb. 25, 2020 11:57 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An Ozark man has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for producing and receiving child pornography. John W. Stott Jr., 38, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in June to two counts of producing child pornography and one count of receiving and distributing child...

Former coach pleads not guilty to sexual exploitation, abuse

Feb. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at Stonechild College on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he sexually abused a girl, starting when she was 12. Christopher Brown, 31, of Box Elder, is charged with sexual exploitation of a...

Connecticut man convicted of child porn charges for 2nd time

Feb. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who spent time behind bars on a child pornography conviction has been sent back to prison after pleading guilty to new child porn charges, federal prosecutors said. Brian Herndon, 45, of New Britain, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to seven...

School official accused of sex crimes released from custody

Feb. 25, 2020 8:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin school superintendent accused of sex crimes was released from custody Monday under orders that he remain under house arrest. Altoona Superintendent Dan Peggs. 32. is charged in federal court with sex trafficking and possession of child pornography. Authorities say...

Man who barricaded himself in home, surrenders to police

Feb. 22, 2020 2:08 PM EST

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A man who barricaded himself in a suburban Chicago apartment and threatened officers with a knife before surrendering to police has been charged with several felonies, including sexual assault and child pornography. Crystal Lake Police said Matthew R. Reder, 24, of McHenry, was...

Former soldier sentenced to 15 years for child pornography

Feb. 22, 2020 12:36 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for producing child pornography. The News Tribune in Tacoma reports John F. Rindt, 50, was sentenced Friday. The former U.S. Army chief warrant officer pleaded guilty to the charge last year. According...

Lake St. Louis man arrested on child porn charges

Feb. 21, 2020 5:00 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man is facing possession of child pornography charges, and authorities are reaching out to determine if there are additional victims. Larry Deutsch, 54, of Lake St. Louis, was charged Thursday. He is jailed on $100,000 bond and doesn't have a listed attorney. St....

Priest accused of having child porn faces new charges

Feb. 21, 2020 4:38 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland-area Roman Catholic priest arrested in December was accused of several new charges, including sex trafficking involving a minor, federal prosecutors said Friday. A criminal complaint filed in federal court also charged the Rev. Robert McWilliams with receiving or distributing...

Rhode Island man pleads guilty to child porn charge

Feb. 21, 2020 2:09 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man charged with having tens of thousands of digital images and about 200 videos of child pornography pleaded guilty Friday, federal prosecutors said. Jason Muschiano, 39, of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence. The Rhode Island State...