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Elections official fired after shoving match with deputies

Nov. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a manager of information technology at a Florida elections office has been fired after shoving detectives who attempted to grab his cellphone during a child pornography investigation. The Palm Beach Post reports 61-year-old Jeff Darter faces two felony counts of...

Sioux Falls woman sentenced on child porn charges

Nov. 17, 2019 3:41 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography. Forty-nine-year-old Sharon Dvorak was sentenced Friday to time served and five years of supervised release. Dvorkak was indicted by a federal grand jury in March for distribution and receipt of...

Jamestown man sentenced on child pornography charges

Nov. 15, 2019 3:02 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Jamestown man has been sentenced to serve more than 12 years in prison on child pornography charges. Authorities say a search of Brent Braun’s residence found 21,000 files of child pornography and more than 1.2 million files of child erotica on several electronic devices. The...

Mississippi man gets 30 years for producing child porn

Nov. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 46-year-old Mississippi man to 30 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release, said Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Dannie Curlee Jr., of Picayune, on Thursday to the maximum...

Former day care worker pleads not guilty in child porn case

Nov. 14, 2019 8:23 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children has pleaded not guilty to seven federal counts. U.S. District Court records show 26-year-old Titus Miller entered the pleas Wednesday in Lincoln. The charges include sexual exploitation and production of child...

2 Iowa men sentenced to federal prison in child porn cases

Nov. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison in separate child pornography cases. Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 34-year-old Ryan Mitchell Budde, of Clinton, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Budde pleaded...

Principal who tried to ban books charged with child porn

Nov. 13, 2019 8:35 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky principal who once made headlines for trying to ban books with what he deemed inappropriate content has been indicted on child pornography charges. News outlets reported Tuesday that a grand jury charged 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson, principal of the Clark County Area...

Feds file more charges against ex-Lincoln day care worker

Nov. 13, 2019 7:10 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More federal charges have been filed against a former Lincoln day care worker accused of sexually assaulting children. The U.S. attorney's office in Omaha said Wednesday that the grand jury indictment against 26-year-old Titus Miller includes two counts of sexual exploitation of five...

Man sentenced to 60 years on 18 child pornography counts

Nov. 12, 2019 5:42 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man accused of coercing hundreds of children into producing and electronically sharing sexually explicit images has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Thirty-five-year-old Brandon Bjornstad, of Neche, pleaded guilty in February to 18 counts, including charges of sexual...

Priest pleads guilty to child pornography, meth possession

Nov. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EST

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A priest who served at several southern Illinois parishes has pleaded guilty to the distribution of child pornography and the possession of methamphetamine. The Rev. Gerald Hechenberger faces up to 26 years in prison after pleading guilty last week to three counts of possessing...