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Man convicted of sex assault of 9-year-old girl, making her watch child porn

“A New Jersey man who made a 9-year-old girl watch child pornography and sexually assaulted her in his home faces 25 years to life in prison following his conviction” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. Authorities also said they found photos and videos of child pornography on a laptop when they searched Santana’s home.A jury sitting in Essex County found Jose Santana, 59, of Belleville, guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault and one count apiece of possession of child pornography and child endangerment,…

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Ex-boyfriend of missing woman sent her angry texts the night before she disappeared, prosecutor says

“The on-again-off-again boyfriend of a missing Freehold Township woman sent her 10 unanswered angry texts the night before she went missing, prosecutors revealed Tuesday shortly before a judge ordered him released from jail on an unrelated child pornography possession charge” writes Avalon Zoppo for nj.com. Ozbilgen was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, a quantity of files under 1,000, earlier this month. Source: nj.com

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Repeat offender admits sharing child porn, soliciting children online

“A Cranford man, who was previously convicted of distributing child pornography, admitted Friday in federal court to again sharing images of child sexual abuse and soliciting minors in explicit sexual activity online” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. Agents discovered numerous images and videos of child pornography on Gardiner’s electronic devices and found online sexually explicit conversations.Gardiner was convicted of state child pornography charges in 2007.Christopher Gardiner, 36, pleaded guilty to federal charges of distributing child pornography and two counts of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal…

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Mother-in-law poses as teen, catches son-in-law soliciting photos from boys

“Budde pleaded guilty in July to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography” writes Janelle Griffith Is for today.com. The mother-in-law of an Iowa man posed as a teenage boy to catch her son-in-law soliciting photos from boys online after he had promised his wife he would stop doing so, prosecutors said.”The investigation also revealed that Budde had chat sessions with young boys, where he pretended to be a 15 year-old virgin,” the U.S. attorney’s office statement said. Source: today.com

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Basketball club employee accused of sexually assaulting teen player to remain jailed

“He added that the child pornography charge alone puts the community at risk” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. He suggested some of the offenses — including the child pornography charge — should be considered special circumstances, because of the consensual, “lengthy dating relationship” between his client and the victim.Pinto was arrested Nov. 6 and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography, among other offenses.Pinto had been an employee at US Hoops since 2010, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Source: nj.com

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Child porn sting arrests 17, including two Disney employees

“A child pornography sting operation in Central Florida has led to the arrest of 17 people, including two Disney employees” writes Nicole Acevedo Is for nbcnews.com. Another man said that if he didn’t look at child pornography, he would sexually batter children.Kinney was arrested in mid-October on suspicion of possessing child pornography and told authorities he had been viewing child pornography for 22 years and knew it was wrong, illegal and immoral, but couldn’t stop himself and needed help, NBC afiliate WESH reported.Police said Durr described himself as “a pervert,…

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Retired Air Force general charged with possession of child pornography in Pennsylvania

“A retired brigadier general living in Pennsylvania was charged with 15 counts of child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday” writes Janelle Griffith Is for nbcnews.com. A computer forensic analysis also identified 37 search terms commonly used by people looking for child pornography on Sullivan’s laptop.The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit also arrested one of Sullivan’s tenants in October, Bobby Glenn Williams Jr., and charged him with 14 felony counts of disseminating photos of child sex acts, 11 felony counts of child pornography, and one felony count of criminal use of…

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Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash” writes Min Read for reuters.com. How authorities managed to locate and bring down the site isn’t clear, with differing narratives by different law enforcement organizations on the matter.Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as one of the largest child pornography operations they had encountered to date.The site’s vast library –…

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UK porn block law dropped by government after plan to stop children watching sex videos online

“The Digital Economy Act objectives will therefore be delivered through our proposed online harms regulatory regime” writes Image Dominic Lipinski for birminghammail.co.uk. Age verification measures designed to prevent children from stumbling on pornography online have been dropped, Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced.Announcing the measures in April, Digital Minister Margot James said: “Adult content is currently far too easy for children to access online. Source: birminghammail.co.uk

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