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Child sex offender seeks early prison release due to virus

Nov. 27, 2020 3:21 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted sex offender serving 19 years for traveling to Thailand and molesting young boys is among inmates seeking early release from a New Jersey prison that has experienced a COVID-19 outbreak. In recent court filings, Wayne Nelson Corliss has said his health is in danger at the...

Fall River woman charged with sexually exploiting children

Nov. 27, 2020 8:39 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman is facing charges of exploiting children in order to produce child pornography, federal prosecutors say. Nichole Cyr, 25, of Fall River, was indicted by a federal grand jury earlier this week on two counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to the U.S....

Former Rapid City priest pleads not guilty to sex charges

Nov. 25, 2020 8:01 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former Rapid City priest has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he had sexual contact with a minor and possessed child pornography. Marcin Garbacz, 42, entered his not guilty plea Tuesday to one count of possessing child pornography between July 2011 and May 2019 and...

Former Rapid City priest gets nearly 8 years in theft case

Nov. 24, 2020 8:45 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former Rapid City priest accused of possessing child pornography and having sexual contact with a minor has been sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison in a separate theft case. Marcin Garbacz was sentenced Monday to seven years and nine months in prison, following his...

Sheriff: Florida teacher faces 408 child porn charges

Nov. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EST

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school teacher, soccer coach and church youth leader has been charged with 408 counts of child pornography possession, authorities said Saturday. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference that 46-year-old Shawn Fitzgerald possessed hundreds of...

Former Rapid City priest faces child pornography charges

Nov. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former priest convicted of stealing $260,000 in cash donations from the Diocese of Rapid City is now accused of having sexual contact with a minor and possessing child pornography. The Rapid City Journal reports Marcin Garbacz, 42, was indicted in February but the case was only...

Retired Navy officer pleads guilty in child pornography case

Nov. 20, 2020 10:06 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A retired Navy officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. Lt. Cdr. Ronald Zenga, a retired pilot who was stationed at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty to coercion and distributing and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Aaron L....

FBI: Missouri man charged with child porn accused of threats

Nov. 18, 2020 11:16 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A rural eastern Missouri man charged with child porn counts has also been accused by the FBI of threatening to kill the heads of various online platforms, including YouTube and Twitter. Matthew Bryan Thilges, 56, of Jefferson County, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in St. Louis’ U.S....

Baltimore SWAT officer facing child pornography charges

Nov. 11, 2020 4:54 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore SWAT officer accused of child sex abuse now faces charges of possession of child pornography, authorities said. A Harford County grand jury added 10 counts of child pornography possession to the child sex abuse case against Donald P. Hildebrandt, 50, The Baltimore Sun reported...

Forsyth County chief deputy held on child porn charge, fired

Nov. 11, 2020 11:15 AM EST

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A chief deputy in Georgia has been charged with distributing child pornography after authorities launched an investigation into his internet activity. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations began the probe into Forsyth County Chief Deputy Grady Sanford’s activity after getting a...