Child exploitation

May 05, 2017 - 12:59 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Florida man identified by federal prosecutors as the creator and lead administrator of what's thought to be the world's largest child-pornography website has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The FBI said in a news release Friday that 58-year-old Steven W. Chase of...
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April 29, 2017 - 11:38 am
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A convicted pedophile who used the messaging service on his Xbox to solicit nude photos from four boys in three states is heading to prison. Prosecutors in Monmouth County, New Jersey, say Gary Wolchesky received a 46-year sentence Friday. The 28-year-old was convicted in...
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April 24, 2017 - 2:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man conspired with his wife and mother to traffic three minors for sex in South Carolina to help him make bail. The U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release on Monday that 22-year-old Zerrell Fuentes, his 24-year-old wife, Brianna Wright,...
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April 21, 2017 - 8:51 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Winston-Salem woman is standing trial for forcing a 12-year-old girl into prostitution over a two-year-period. The Winston-Salem Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/2owKvzR ) that 39-year-old Flora Riano Gonzales is accused of driving the girl to have sex with men and...
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April 19, 2017 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a person convicted of a crime and later ordered to pay the victim must file a separate appeal to challenge the order. The justices on Wednesday ruled 6-2 against a Florida man who was convicted of possessing child pornography and ordered to pay $4,500 to...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:22 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has acquitted Aya Hijazi, a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen, after nearly three years of detention over accusations related to running a foundation dedicated to helping street children. Egyptian authorities arrested Hijazi, her husband and six others in May 2014 on charges...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy sailor has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for recording sex acts between him and minor girls. Virginia prosecutors said Thursday that a federal judge sentenced 26-year-old Jordan Lee Adams in civilian court in Norfolk. Adams pleaded guilty in January to one...
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April 04, 2017 - 7:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago girl who was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook was threatened with a dog attack if she tried to flee, prosecutors said Tuesday as they revealed more details in the case. During the initial hearing for a 15-year-old, one of the two boys charged in the...
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Chicago Police Department Area Central Detective Commander Brendan Deenihan talks with reporters about charging the first of several juvenile offenders from the March 19 criminal sexual assault incident broadcast on Facebook, during a press conference Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the City of Chicago Public Safety Headquarters. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune via AP)
April 02, 2017 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a second teenage boy in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook, and further arrests are expected, police said Sunday. A day after announcing the arrest of a 14-year-old boy on sexual assault and child...
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April 02, 2017 - 3:34 am
SEXUAL ASSAULT-FACEBOOK Chicago police arrest 14-year-old in rape on Facebook Live CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late...
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