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Man accused of secretly recording foreign exchange student

Aug. 09, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man accused of secretly recording a foreign exchange student has been charged with possessing child porn, police said Tuesday. State troopers received a complaint in April from the 17-year-old student, who reported finding a hidden camera...

Ex-Reno school counselor gets up to life for child porn

Aug. 04, 2022 20:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Reno school counselor has been sentenced to up to life in prison on a child pornography charge after prosecutors say he paid nearly $20,000 to teenagers he persuaded via social media to send him photos. Tyler Ball-Imsdahl, 28, pleaded guilty earlier to...

Ex-teacher gets 30 years for enticing kids to send images

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri high school teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for enticing children nationwide to send him sexually suggestive images and then threatening to distribute them. Brandon Lane McCullough, 31, of Branson, was...

State victim advocate sentenced to 9 years for child porn

Aug. 02, 2022 20:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who worked as a victim services advocate in the Connecticut court system has been sentenced to prison for child pornography. Robert Eccleston was sentenced in federal court in Hartford on Monday to nine years in prison plus 10 years’ supervised...

Iowa basketball league to settle youth exploitation lawsuit

Aug. 01, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based youth basketball league agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players whose coach secretly recorded them undressing or obtained nude photos of them and is now serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual exploitation of minors. ...

3 face charges after cyber crime operation in Mississippi

Jul. 30, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three people face charges related to the sexual exploitation of children following a week-long cyber crime operation in North Mississippi, state officials said. The joint effort, known as Operation Catfish, involved finding people online who were trying to...

Prosecutor: Man posed as young girl to get explicit videos

Jul. 23, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to charges that he posed as a young girl to induce teenage boys to send him sexually explicit images and videos before he extorted them, a federal prosecutor said. Matthew K. Walsh, 24, pleaded guilty on Friday to sexual...

Sanford plans to appeal over affidavits in child porn probe

Jul. 16, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Billionaire banker and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford plans to ask the South Dakota Supreme Court to bar the release of affidavits used to issue search warrants into a child pornography investigation, his lawyer said Friday. The notice came after Judge...

Ex-CIA engineer convicted in massive theft of secret info

Jul. 13, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer was convicted Wednesday of federal charges accusing him of the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history. Joshua Schulte, who chose to defend himself at a New York City retrial, had told jurors in closing arguments that...

Disgraced R&B star R. Kelly back in Chicago for sex trial

Jul. 13, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly has been returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking. ...