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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...

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...