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▫️LA area police arrest 15 suspected Johns, alleged pimp in undercover operation
CLAREMONT, Calif. – An undercover operation by Claremont police netted 15 men for offering to pay officers posing as prostitutes for sex, along with an alleged pimp, who offered to teach them the trade, authorities said Saturday. The operation was undertaken Friday in the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, according to Claremont police Sgt. Jeff Ting. The operation also yielded the arrest of 39-year-old Jose Berrios of Lake Elsinore, a registered sex offender for “pimping the three undercover officers,” Ting said. “Berrios told the three undercover officers that he `would teach them to make real money.”‘

▫️Police arrest suspect in sexual assault of 13-year-old girl at park in Merced
MERCED, Calif. — Police have arrested a man in connection to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at a Merced park Friday night. Officials with the Merced Police Department say Robert Harris, 31, groped a 13-year-old girl.

▫️Former Savage middle school principal sentenced for soliciting minor
A former Twin Cities middle school principal was sentenced Friday for attempting to solicit prostitution from an undercover cop posing as a 15-year-old girl this spring. Mohamed A. Selim, 38, of Lakeville, was employed as principal of Eagle Ridge Middle School in Savage when he was arrested during a multi-agency sting operation in May. Selim pleaded guilty to a felony prostitution charge in Hennepin County District Court in September. On Friday, in accordance with the plea deal, Judge Julie Allyn sentenced Selim to 30 days in the county workhouse and three years of probation.

▫️Island Lake man facing over a dozen charges for possessing, reproducing child pornography
Ernesto Reynosa-Vasayez, 34, of the 4000 block of Newport Drive in Island Lake, was charged in June with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of criminal sexual assault, traveling to meet a minor, exploitation and grooming. The child sent the man the photos via Snapchat.

▫️Texas man pleads guilty to sex trafficking 13-year-old to Louisiana
Randi Lewis, 34, of Houston, Tx. pled guilty to sex trafficking of a child under the age of 14 on Nov. 2, according to a press release from the Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana.

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▫️Operation Century Week: 30 arrested in San Diego human trafficking operation
» https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/30-arrested-in-san-diego-human-trafficking-operation/
» https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-san-diego-human-trafficking-task-force-announce-results-0
» https://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2022/11/07/30-arrested-across-san-diego-county-in-sex-trafficking-operation/ 

▫️update Operation H.O.O.K: The Fresno Police operation also rescued nine suspected victims
The primary objective was to set-up online dates with suspected human trafficking victims, concentrating on juvenile trafficking victims, to identify and / or arrest their traffickers. A total of nine women were rescued during the operation. One of the 19 men arrested during the sting was Mark McGill Jr., a 38-year-old Riverside County man, who at the time was employed as a U.S. Forest Service firefighter, assigned to the El Cariso Fire Station in Riverside County.
» https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-bonta-law-enforcement-partners-announce-19-arrests-major-sexual
» https://www.fresnosheriff.org/media-relations/operation-h-o-o-k-nets-19-arrests-of-potential-sexual-predators.html
» https://fox5sandiego.com/news/california-news/he-used-a-fire-truck-to-meet-a-child-for-sex-in-fresno-county-deputies-say/ 

▫️Flagler County man accused of trying to buy child for sex, possessing child porn
Joseph E. Blackwell, 30, was charged with 20 counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child and one count of soliciting a custodian of a child for unlawful sexual conduct using a computer or device, according to a press release.
» https://news.yahoo.com/flagler-county-man-accused-trying-214937552.html?ref=upstract.com
» https://breaking911.com/florida-man-tried-to-purchase-a-child-for-sex-sheriff-says/ 

▫️Tuscaloosa man arrested, charged with spreading 'obscene matter' involving child
Jamal Coy Patton Al-Sayyad, 35, was indicted on Oct. 5 and was arrested Oct. 28 on 10 charges of dissemination or display of obscene matter depicting a child younger than 17

▫️Kidnapping & Chase: Screaming woman forced into car; Guns, sword, machete found inside
AMARILLO, Texas  — A possible kidnapping victim was rescued after a police chase.
» https://news4sanantonio.com/newsletter-daily/kidnapping-evading-arrest-amarillo-texas-amarillo-police-department-screaming-woman-forced-into-vehicle-police-chase-amarillo-boulevard-rusk-street
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▫️Elementary school custodian charged with possession of child sex abuse materials
MORRISVILLE, Vt. — A custodian at a Vermont elementary school has been charged with possession of child sexual abuse materials. The Lamoille South Unified Union School District said a night shift custodian, who police identified as 40-year-old Levi Gamble of Wolcott, has been put on leave following the arrest.

▫️Johnstown man accused in Indiana Co. kidnapping charged for raping teen girl
Windber, PA - 20-year-old Thomas Rivera is now facing charges in Somerset County after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl.

▫️Maryland cop indicted for rape, solicitation of prostitution
Charles County, MD – On November 4, 2022, a Charles County Grand Jury indicted Bryan Antwain Keys, Jr., 36, a Charles County Sheriff’s officer, in connection with second-degree rape, solicitation of prostitution, and misconduct in office. Keys, a seven-year-veteran of the Agency, had been relieved of his duties in January 2022, after the Agency was made aware of the allegations.

▫️Man Crosses State Lines to Meet Underage Girl in Jonesboro Hotel
An over 2-hour drive has helped to end a near 2-month investigation of a register sex offender accused of crossing state lines to meet with an underage girl. The big surprise for 57-year-old David Odom: there was no 15-year-old girl in the hotel room he allegedly rented. Instead, there were detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children Division - with the help of the SWAT team - waiting to lock him up.

▫️Foley man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a child
FOLEY, Ala. — The Foley Police Department said they arrested a man and charged him with one count of sexual abuse of a child, according to a release from the FPD. Rodney Trawick, 47, of Foley, was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a child less than 12 years old.

▫️Judge denies bond to Greenville man facing Prattville kidnapping, rape charges
Autauga District Judge Joy Pace Booth ruled Monday that a man charged with the kidnap and rape of two 17-year-old girls will receive no bond and will remain in jail. Michael Jerome Butler, 35, of Greenville, faces eight charges in connection with the incident.

▫️Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Convicted Sex Offenders

▫️Central Texas Little League umpire accused in sexual assault of a child threatened to cut victim’s throat, affidavit claims
ROBINSON, Texas - A Robinson man who works part time as a Little League umpire was about to be released from jail on bond last week before McLennan County sheriff’s deputies filed more serious charges the next day alleging continuous sexual abuse of child. Thomas Eber Owen, 60, remains jailed under $700,000 bond after his arrest last week on charges he sexually abused a family member for two years and threatened to cut her throat if she reported it.

▫️Defiance man charged with 12 counts of child sexual abuse
A Defiance man has been indicted and arrested on 12 child sexual abuse charges. Coty White, 35, is charged with 10 counts of rape, each a first-degree felony; and two counts of gross sexual imposition, each a third-degree felony.

▫️Oakland man gets six years in prison after pleading no contest to pimping teen girl
Christopher Porter-Bailey, 33, was sentenced to six years in state prison with a chance for a 50 percent reduction with good behavior. He was transferred to North Kern State Prison in September and has a tentative 2025 parole date, records show.

▫️Asbury Park man found guilty of sexually abusing two minors
An Asbury Park man who had been accused of sexually assaulting two minors over the course of a five-year period has now been found guilty of his heinous actions and crime. The guilty verdicts that came down from a Monmouth County Grand Jury were announced on Monday by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. There was a weeklong trial on the case against 35-year-old Walter Orlando Perez-Ramos who was convicted on Friday of repeatedly sexually abusing two siblings and he was later arrested, charged, and subsequently convicted on two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault, two counts of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and a single count of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact.

▫️Las Vegas police seek more victims after teacher accused of sexually assaulting student
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says an elementary school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a student. According to a news release, Walker Richardson, 52, is accused of sexually assaulting a student while he worked at an elementary school near downtown Las Vegas.
» https://www.fox5vegas.com/2022/11/07/las-vegas-police-seek-more-victims-after-teacher-accused-sexually-assaulting-student/
» https://www.courttv.com/news/las-vegas-elementary-teacher-arrested-for-sexually-assaulting-student/ 

▫️Former Jackson Co. teacher found guilty on child sex abuse charges
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A jury in Jackson County came to a hands-down guilty verdict in a child sex abuse case involving a Paint Rock Valley man on Oct. 31. Scotty Baugh, 53 was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse and sodomy of a child between the ages of 12 and 16. He is awaiting his sentence.

▫️Iowa human trafficking victim Pieper Lewis on the run after escaping women’s center - Twitter shows supports for Pieper Lewis after Iowa teen escapes custody
» https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/iowa-human-trafficking-victim-pieper-lewis-on-the-run-after-escaping-womens-center
» https://www.revolt.tv/article/2022-11-07/251245/twitter-supports-pieper-lewis-after-iowa-teen-escapes-custody/ 

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▫️HSI Albuquerque rescues 3 kidnapping victims and arrests 2 alleged hostage takers, 58 undocumented noncitizens
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents on Oct. 4, rescued three Guatemalan undocumented noncitizens who were being held for ransom. Their suspected hostage takers were also arrested. The Albuquerque Police Department assisted with the rescue of a mother and her two daughters – ages 5 and 9. In the course of their investigation, special agents encountered 58 undocumented noncitizens. Marcelo Alonso-Almaraz, 32, and Eloisa Almaraz-Vasquez, 35, both undocumented noncitizens from Mexico, are charged with human smuggling and hostage taking. 

▫️Lancaster County man charged with 27 felonies involving sexual abuse of children
MANHEIM, Pa. — A Lancaster County man has been charged with 31 sex offenses -- including 27 felonies -- after investigators say he sexually assaulted at least four juvenile victims over a period of over a decade, beginning in 2007. Daniel Earl Edwards, 53, was charged after an investigation by Northern Lancaster County Regional Police and multiple child welfare and advocacy agencies.

▫️Wausau sex offender accused of repeatedly assaulting young girl
A Wausau man described as a pastor at a former downtown church is accused of repeatedly assaulting a young girl over a period of years beginning when she was 10 years old, court records show. The girl described the man as “Pastor Ray” and said he was a leader at Song Nulife Gospel Oasis, a church that was located on Scott Street in the Landmark Building. Delfino R. O’Day-Figueroa, is a lifetime sex offender registrant with a prior felony conviction for assaulting children, and said she believed he was a pastor there until roughly 2019.
» https://www.bishop-accountability.org/2022/11/wausau-sex-offender-accused-of-repeatedly-assaulting-young-girl/
» https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2022/11/07/wausau-sex-offender-accused-of-repeatedly-assaulting-young-girl/ 

▫️Anderson County Man Sentenced to 276 Months for the Production of Child Sexual Abuse Material
FRANKFORT, Ky.— A Lawrenceburg, Ky., man, David Allen Kiper, 34, was sentenced to 276 months in federal prison on Tuesday, by U.S. District Judge Gregory VanTatenhove, for the production of child sexual abuse material.

▫️Burlington man charged with attempting to facilitate a child sex crime using a computer
RACINE COUNTY, Wis.  -- A 43-year-old-man from Burlington has been arrested for allegedly attempting to meet a teenage girl to engage in various sexual acts. Chad Van Swol unknowingly messaged investigators from the Racine County Criminal Investigations Bureau, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Milwaukee Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. He believed the recipient of the messages was a 15-year-old girl.

▫️Man Wanted by Authorities for Sex Offense Against a Child Apprehended at Cross Border Xpress
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Cross Border Xpress Port of Entry facility Friday apprehended a male fugitive with an outstanding felony warrant for sexual assault of a minor.

▫️Man accused in Schenectady Co. child kidnapping, attempted rape; Took two children, met online, troopers say
SCHENECTADY – A New Jersey man has been arrested, accused of kidnapping two children from Schenectady County in January for the purpose of sexual exploitation, New York State Police said Wednesday. The man, now 19, of Cherry Hill, N.J., faces two counts of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree attempted rape, first-degree attempted criminal sexual act, second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

▫️Black Hawk man found guilty of sex crimes in undercover sex trafficking operation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Stephen Fontenot Jr, age 40 of Black Hawk, South Dakota was convicted of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet, and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography.

▫️Boston-Area Pastor, 89, Indicted For Alleged Rape of Alter Boy
FRAMINGHAM – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Framingham Chief of Police Lester Baker have announced that Francis Strahan, 89, was indicted yesterday by a Middlesex Grand Jury on one count of rape of a child by force and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

▫️HSI, joint law enforcement investigation results in life sentence for Omaha man convicted of sex trafficking minors
OMAHA, Neb. – Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) Kansas City Katherine Greer and United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Omaha residents Carney Turner, 42, and Julisha Biggs, 20, were sentenced Nov. 8, in federal court for a conspiracy to sex traffic minors, following an HSI and joint law enforcement partner investigation.

▫️Indy man had sex abuse material of infants on phone, sentenced to 12.5 years
INDIANAPOLIS — An Indy man already in jail on drug charges will spend another 12 years in prison after police found a slew of child porn, showing infants as young as 6 months old, on his electronics. 36-year-old Brian Greenlee of Indianapolis was sentenced on Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to “transportation of child sexual abuse material.” Greenlee was already in Hendricks County jail on meth charges when police received a tip in Jan. 2021 that he had been trafficking child porn.

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▫️Indiana teacher charged with crossing state lines to engage in sexual activity with Kentucky teen
OWENSBORO, KY — A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a high school teacher from Evansville, Indiana, accused of traveling to Owensboro, Kentucky, to engage in illegal sexual conduct with someone he believed was 15 years old. 27-year-old Cody McCormick of Evansville is charged with attempted enticement of a minor, interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual activity with a minor and attempted transfer of obscene material to a minor.

▫️Redmond Sunday school teacher arrested for possession of child pornography
The Redmond Police Department announced Wednesday that it arrested a 70-year-old man for possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. According to police, Douglas Meerdink is a Sunday school teacher and former middle school teacher.

▫️Former high school teacher charged federally with exploiting minors by taking up-skirt videos at school & in other public places
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Justin Foley, 47, of Delaware, Ohio, was taken into federal custody today on charges related to using hidden cameras to take tens of thousands of explicit videos of students at school and filming females in dressing rooms and other public places.

▫️Harding Elementary School Teacher Is Arrested For Sexual Abuse
The LAPD received a report from a male victim who alleged that Giancarlo Corsi “had touched him in an inappropriate manner” inside a classroom at Harding Elementary School during the 2004-2005 school year in multiple incidents. 

▫️NC Teacher charged - Sanderson High teacher, Eric Kyle Belk, facing child abuse charges involving sexual exploitation of a minor
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Sanderson High School teacher is facing 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Eric Kyle Belk, 37, is accused of distributing disturbing video of at least one boy and several girls ranging in age from 7-12 years old engaging in sexual acts, according to court documents.

▫️YouTube diver faces child-rape charges
US scuba diver Jared Leisek, founder of the underwater search & recovery team Adventures With Purpose (AWP), has been charged with two counts of rape of a minor, offences allegedly committed as a teenager 30 years ago.

▫️Dyess airman arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
ABILENE, Texas – A 21-year-old airman with Dyess Air Force Base was arrested Monday for Possession of Child Pornography. The Abilene Police Department (APD) used a warrant to search the Abilene home of Kolbe Piper, where police said an amount of child pornography was found.

▫️Madison police make another arrest in ongoing sexual predator net
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Police in Madison, Indiana, arrested Craig Newcomer, 33, of Clayton, Indiana, over the weekend. The department said Newcomer had been partaking in conversations with an undercover detective online "detailing his explicit intentions, with what he thought was" a 14-year-old girl. 

▫️'Pretty disturbing': Man charged for child sexual assault involving 11-year-old and 3-year-old girl, BCSO says
SAN ANTONIO — 38-year-old James Mitchelle Reid has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing multiple young girls, including a 3-year-old child, Bexar County authorities said. 

▫️Tampa Man Sentenced To More Than 21 Years In Prison For Producing And Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material And Engaging In Child Sex Tourism In Colombia
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced Hugo Espinosa Chavez (59, Tampa) to 21 years and 10 months’ imprisonment, for using a minor child to produce images depicting sexual abuse, traveling to Colombia to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child, and possessing images of this child being sexually abused.

▫️Anaheim dance studio owner arrested for alleged sexual assaults of preteens
The owner of an Anaheim dance studio has been arrested after multiple allegations that he sexually assaulted children at the business. Now the Anaheim Police Department is asking other victims to come forward. Richard Hirschl, owner of the Hirschl School of Dance Arts at 1012 N. Tustin Ave. in Anaheim, is accused of assaulting two victims between 2012 and 2017.
Investigators believe there may be other victims, and they or anyone else with information are encouraged to contact Detective L. Cao at 714-765-1679.

▫️Man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs police arrested a man on Wednesday who allegedly uploaded hundreds of child sexual abuse images to a cloud-based server. A monthslong investigation led detectives to the 400 block of Lionstone Drive, where they found 25-year-old suspect Nathyn Vega, according to CSPD. Police booked Vega in the El Paso County jail on the charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

▫️Pa. man, paralyzed by teen he kidnapped, sentenced to decades in prison
A Pa. man has been sentenced on Wednesday to decades in prison for stalking, kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill a teenager last year, according to reports. Pavel Belous, 39, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery stemming from the March 2021 attack. He has been sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison.

▫️California child molester sentenced to 610 years in prison
A child molester in Southern California was sentenced to 610 years in prison on Tuesday, after being found guilty of molesting a child from the ages of 4 to 6 years old Travis Edward Martin, a Santa Paula resident, sexually abused a child in Ventura County and Orange County from 2019 to 2021.

▫️District of Columbia Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography
WASHINGTON – A District of Columbia man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison on a federal charge of distribution of child pornography. Akiva Bernstein, 22, pleaded guilty in March 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He was sentenced by the Honorable Christopher R. Cooper. 

▫️Odessa Man Found Guilty Of Child Human Trafficking Charges
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A Pasco County man, whose victims included children and foreign nationals has been found guilty of human trafficking charges, David Alan Quarles, 51, Odessa, is guilty of conspiracy; sex trafficking by force, threats, fraud, and coercion; importation of an alien for the purpose of prostitution; transportation of an individual in interstate commerce for the purpose of prostitution; and using a facility of interstate commerce in aid of prostitution.

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▫️Round Rock pastor arrested on child pornography charges
ROUND ROCK, Texas – A Round Rock pastor was arrested by the FBI on child pornography charges Wednesday, the United States Department of Justice announced. David Lloyd Walther, 56, of Georgetown, was accused of knowingly searching for, downloading, distributing and possessing child pornography, according to the DOJ.

▫️Spring Branch Retired Air Force Col. accused of using Snapchat to meet underage girls for sex
Police reports show that a Spring Branch man arrested twice in October on human trafficking charges allegedly used Snapchat to meet underage girls and pay them for sex. Retired Air Force Col. Marc Jamison, 58, is facing felony charges of transporting at least two minors to another location for sex. In one of the reported incidents, Jamison is accused of paying the alleged victim for sex acts.

▫️Former California officer charged with sexual assault
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former California police officer has been charged with more than a dozen counts of sexual assault and other crimes after misconduct allegations by multiple people spurred an internal affairs investigation at the Stockton Police Department. Former Stockton Police Sgt. Nicholas Bloed was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with 15 counts, including assault while serving as an officer, forcible oral copulation, the pursuit of bribes and prostitution. The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office filed the charges with the Superior Court of the State of California.

▫️Former Albemarle police officer charged with multiple counts of child sex crimes, SBI says
A former Albemarle police officer was charged with multiple counts of child sex crimes, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations confirmed. On Monday, the chief of the Albemarle Police Department requested the SBI investigate Officer Logan Andrew Johnson for alleged criminal misconduct between him and a minor. The chief received information about the allegations and immediately reported it, the SBI said.

▫️Amarillo Police arrest 5 men in 2-day operation for ‘Soliciting Prostitution’
According to a news release, on Nov. 3 and 4, APD officers conducted a Prostitution/Human Trafficking Operation in Amarillo. Over the two-day operation, multiple arrests were made for soliciting prostitution, which is a state jail felony charge in the state of Texas.

▫️Clayton County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Jonesboro, GA – Luis Cruz-Reyes, age 22, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested and charged with three counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.

▫️Ex-Wynot Teacher Faces Fed Charges
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — A former Wynot, Nebraska, teacher faces two federal charges — and a possible life sentence — for a Sioux City incident last July in which he allegedly attempted to pay a teenage girl for sex. Andrew Heller, 38, was indicted Oct. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Western Division.

▫️Alabama man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting teens, murdering woman is ‘everybody’s worst nightmare,’ officials say
An Alabama man is accused in a string of violent crimes stretching from central Alabama to Georgia that includes the kidnapping and sexual assaults of two teen girls in Prattville and the murder of a woman in St. Clair County. Prattville police Chief Mark Thompson said their investigation began Thursday when two 17-year-old girls were carjacked and abducted as they left a drug store. The girls, the chief said, did not know Butler. Butler is accused of taking the teens to a remote location and sexually assaulting them at gunpoint. St. Clair County Sheriff Billy Murray and District Attorney Lyle Harmon on Thursday announced they had obtained a murder warrant against 35-year-old Michael Jerome Butler, who lives in Greenville.

▫️Another arrested during ongoing probe of human trafficking in Adams County, Concordia Parish
RIDGECREST, La. — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies recently arrested a second suspect in an ongoing investigation of a Miss Lou human trafficking operation. Eddie L. Holloway, 38, of Ridgecrest, has been charged with principal to human trafficking, principal to second-degree rape and two counts of principal to cruelty to juveniles.

▫️Midlothian Police Department Arrest Man For Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Child
Investigators from the Midlothian Police Department arrested Jesse Aaron Goza (white male 42 years old) of Midlothian on two counts of Texas Penal Code 21.02 – Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child.

▫️Arrest warrant issued for Illinois man accused of sexual assault of a child in 2021
George E. Bond, 38, Cedar Point, Illinois, has been charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12 linked to an incident in the Wisconsin Dells in July 2021.

▫️Search warrants served at spas in Parkersburg, Marietta lead to prostitution arrests
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Parkersburg police said two females were charged with prostitution after search warrants were served at massage spas in Parkersburg and Marietta, Ohio. A local shelter provided temporary housing for human trafficking victims and arrangements were made for them to return home, according to a news release Friday from the Parkersburg Police Department.

▫️Suspected pimp arrested after rolling Seattle gunfight
A rolling gunfight on Seattle’s Aurora Avenue North last weekend led to the rescue of a 20-year-old California woman who suffered broken bones and other injuries at the hands of her alleged pimp, say King County prosecutors. Seattle police on Sunday arrested 30-year-old Winston Burt — known in the “prostitution underworld” as Dice Capone — as he was leaving a six-bedroom Airbnb in South Seattle, where he had been living with at least four women involved in his sex-trafficking enterprise, according to criminal charges filed Wednesdat.  [additional] information and criminal charges are likely forthcoming.

▫️Navasota man sentenced to life in prison for aggravated sexual assault of child
BRYAN, Texas - It took a Grimes County jury only 15 minutes Thursday to sentence a Navasota man to life in prison after he was found guilty of the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in 1995. Prosecutors and police say they began investigating Robert Shannon Crawford, 79, in the summer of 2021 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.

▫️Sexual abuse leads to guilty plea, 30 years
CATLETTSBURG An Ashland man pleaded guilty to multiple sexual offenses involving children on Thursday in Boyd County Circuit Court. According to previous reports, David K. Whitt, 37, was caught in the act of molesting children in May of this year. Whitt allegedly fled the scene when he was confronted and stated his actions were something he had “been fighting with for years.” Whitt was eventually indicted on six total charges including first-degree sodomy, first-degree attempted rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12.

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▫️Louisiana man extradited from Las Vegas for human trafficking of a minor in McLennan County
WACO, Texas - A Louisiana man has been booked into the McLennan County Jail after an investigation by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Christepher Menson, 59, has been charged with trafficking of a minor after being extradited from Las Vegas, Nevada. Menson has been charged after he allegedly obtained a minor from Galveston and brought the victim to the Waco area where incidents occurred until the victim was able to escape.

▫️OKCPD officer arrested on child porn charge
MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma City police officer has been arrested in McClain County for allegedly recording and possessing child pornography. According to officials, Michael McNally is accused of setting up a mobile phone video camera in the bedroom.

▫️Man arrested on North Carolina highway accused of indecent liberties with child
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. - After an investigation, charges were sought on 34-year-old Lewis Terrel Jackson for felony taking indecent liberties with a child and felony statutory sex offense of a child under 13 years old. On Wednesday, Jackson was apprehended on Highway 109 in Montgomery County.

▫️Windsor man charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of minors
A Windsor man is facing sexual exploitation of minors charges following a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).   Jason Lewis Newsome, 44, of Windsor was arrested and charged Nov. 8 with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree, according to jail records.

▫️Philippines may seek to extradite former US diplomat in child sex abuse case
MANILA - Philippine justice officials said on Tuesday the government may still attempt to extradite a former US diplomat charged with sexual abuse of minors in the Southeast Asian country, a day after he pleaded guilty in an American court. Dean Edward Cheves, 63, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place” between 2020 and 2021, the US Department of Justice said in a statement.

▫️Berkeley couple accused of flying teens from Texas to Oakland for sex trafficking
OAKLAND — A Berkeley man and woman who previously faced human trafficking charges are now accused of forcing a 17-year-old Texas girl into sex work by transporting her from Dallas to the Bay Area, court records show. Chemon Parks, 23, and Kimora Ashby, 22, are now charged with trafficking a 23-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, as well as pandering and pimping, court documents show. 

▫️35-year-old allegedly rapes 13-year-old he met on social media
FULTON, N.Y. – A man from Oswego County is behind bars after police say he raped a teenager from Monroe County.The suspect is 35-year-old Bernard Hammond III. He lives in the Oswego County City of Fulton, which is about two hours from Rochester. The victim in this case, is 13-years-old.

▫️Madison County grand jury indicts two in separate sex crime cases
Nicholas K. Misiak, 38, of Belleville, was indicted for seven counts of child pornography, a Class X felony, and four counts of child pornography, a Class 2 felony. Dwight E. Sykes, 52, of Edwardsville, was indicted for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony; and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 1 felony.

▫️Former high school teacher in Utah accused of rape, sexually exploiting student
Miles Christopher Nance, 39, was taken into custody Wednesday morning after a former student reported a series of sex offenses that occurred between 2018 and 2019, an officer with the Clearfield Police Department reported.

▫️Report reveals new details of the arrest of a Virginia Beach pastor previously accused of soliciting a minor

▫️Good Samaritan helps rescue child screaming for help in woods: ‘My instincts kicked in’

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▫️John Howard Scott Charged with Seven Sex Offenses
A Red Bay man is being held in the Franklin County Jail after police say he raped and abused a 12-year-old on multiple occasions. John Howard Scott, 26, was booked into the jail Wednesday on seven charges: two counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of first-degree rape.

▫️SSPX Priest Charged with Child Sex Crimes
ST. CLOUD (MN) - Father Matthew Stafki, a member of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), is accused of molesting his 9-year-old niece.

▫️Suspended Indianapolis priest gets home detention in teen sex abuse case
A judge on Wednesday sentenced suspended Indianapolis priest David Marcotte to a year on home detention under a plea agreement that ends his trial on allegations he sexually abused a teenage boy six years ago.

▫️Youth sports doctor arrested again, faces more sex assault charges
A doctor in Oakland County who was charged last month with criminal sexual conduct involving his treatment of a teenage hockey player faced additional charges Friday after four additional victims talked to detectives, police said. Dr. Zvi Levran, was arraigned Friday on 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct, adding to four counts he faced from his arrest in October, according to Farmington Hills police.

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▫️Eight Iowa men arrested after child sex sting in the Des Moines metro area
DES MOINES – The Iowa Internet Crimes Against Child (ICAC) Task Force executed a three-day operation in the Des Moines Metro. This operation targeted individuals seeking underage juveniles for sexual activity. A total of eight (8) arrests resulted from the operation.

▫️Six men arrested in undercover operation by West Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce
After a two month long undercover operation the West Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce arrested six men on 12 felony charges. Police say all six of the suspects had contact with who they believed to be a female under the age of 16, but in reality it was really an undercover profile. Five of the men tried to meet with the minor, but were instead greeted by a task force officer.

▫️CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Wanted for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child at Hidalgo International Bridge
HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge apprehended Javier Salgado, a male U.S. citizen from Harlingen, Texas wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

▫️Whatcom jury finds Everson man guilty of child sex crimes
A Whatcom County jury found an Everson man guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl over several years. A jury found Joel Duane Zwald, 56, guilty of one count of second-degree child rape, one count of second-degree child molestation and one count of third-degree child molestation.

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▫️AG Shapiro Announces 500th Arrest by Child Predator Section Since 2017 – PA Office of Attorney General

▫️Two Charged After Bristol Twp. Prostitution Investigation
Mark Baffuto, 50, of Lawrenceville, New Jersey  was charged with a prostitution-related charge and criminal use of a communication facility. The 32-year-old woman who was set to perform the sex act was charged with a misdemeanor prostitution-related charge. Although the CSE Institute applauds the efforts of Bristol Township Police Department for arresting Baffuto, it is imperative law enforcement understands that persons in prostitution should not be arrested in an investigation to end the sex trade.
» https://levittownnow.com/2022/11/09/two-charged-after-bristol-twp-prostitution-investigation/
» https://cseinstitute.org/man-charged-after-bristol-township-prostitution-investigation/ 

▫️Maryland attorney general’s investigation of child sexual abuse in Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore nears completion
BALTIMORE (MD) - The Maryland Attorney General’s Office’s four-year investigation into the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s history of child sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests is almost finished. A spokesperson for Attorney General Brian Frosh told The Baltimore Sun the investigation is “nearing completion,” but declined to share details.

▫️Reynolds High School teacher arrested in Bend in online sex sting
TROUTDALE, Ore. - A teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale was arrested Friday evening following an investigation into online sexual predators, according to the Bend Police Department. Edward Hernandez-Corchado, 26, is facing charges of first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, third-degree attempted rape, third-degree attempted sodomy, third-degree attempted encouraging child sex abuse, attempted contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, and luring a minor for sexual conduct.

▫️Texas-side police have arrested a man for aggravated sexual assault of a child
Police arrested 55-year-old Berry Fulton for sexual assault of child and was booked into Bi-State Jail where his bond is set at $250,000.

▫️Former Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced For Child Pornography
Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that CHRISTOPHER MARK HAENEL, 41, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on November 7, 2022, for accessing with intent to view child pornography. Haenel was sentenced to 41 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015.

▫️Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Child Sex Offenders On Veterans Day
While at the processing center, record checks revealed that one subject, Pedro Ulloa-Cordova, 22, a Mexican national, was convicted of an aggravated felony: sexual abuse of a child, in Utah. Ulloa-Cordova was most recently deported in 2021. Uvalde agents apprehended Saul Reynaldo Mendoza-Reyes, 37, an El Salvadorian national, while he attempted to avoid detection near the Uvalde checkpoint. Record checks revealed Mendoza-Reyes was convicted of rape of a disabled minor, in New York, in 2012. He was most recently deported in 2018.

▫️Arkansas man sentenced to 25 years in prison for producing child sexual abuse material
LITTLE ROCK—A Beebe man was sentenced yesterday afternoon for production of child pornography. United States District Court Judge Lee P. Rudofsky sentenced Joshua Sweat, 30, to 25 years in federal prison.

▫️San Antonio man sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes
Mario Morales, 46, was convicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Officials say Morales began abusing an 8-year-old girl in 2011. She made an outcry for help when she turned 15.

▫️HSI Washington, D.C. investigation results in lengthy sentence for Fairfax man convicted of attempted production and possession of child pornography
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An investigation led by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. field office landed a Fairfax, Virginia man in federal prison for 16 years. Brian Scott McGalem, 24, received the lengthy sentence on Wednesday for attempted production of and possession of child sexual abuse material.

▫️Nebraska woman sentenced for conspiracy to sex traffic minors following HSI, law enforcement partner investigation
OMAHA, Neb. — Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas City Katherine Greer and Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Sidney Marker, 28, of Seward, Nebraska, was sentenced in an Omaha federal court Nov. 14 for conspiracy to sex traffic minors following an HSI and law enforcement partner investigation.

▫️Former Condors athletic trainer to appear in court following sting operation
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — Chad Drown, the former athletics trainer for the Bakersfield Condors, is scheduled to be in court for a felony arraignment on Monday, November 14th, following his arrest in a recent sting operation by the Kern County Sheriff's Office to catch sexual predators.

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▫️High-speed chase ends in human trafficking arrest
A high speed chase that started in Pinal County and ended in downtown Phoenix was a human trafficking situation, DPS officials say.

▫️Operation 'Net Nanny' nets 12 online predators
CHEHALIS, Wash. – Twelve individuals were taken into custody in Lewis County this weekend as part of a multi-agency operation identifying those allegedly involved in the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

▫️Undercover King County detectives arrest 9 suspects planning to pay for sex with minors
KING COUNTY, Wash. - King County deputies arrested nine people suspected of inappropriately communicating with minors as young as 14 years old, planning to pay money to have sex with them. Undercover detectives conducted the arrests during a sting operation at a hotel in SeaTac.

▫️Eastern Ky. man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses
BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. - A Breathitt County man was arrested on charges related to child sex abuse, on Tuesday. 45-year-old Gary D. Gross was arrested by Kentucky State Police, after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.

▫️26-year-old man arrested in online sex sting: OR cops
Officers arrested Edward Hernandez-Corchado, a social studies teacher who works at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, on Nov. 11 “after an investigation into online sexual predators,” according to a news release by the Bend Police Department. Police said there may be more victims. 

▫️Eight Women Rescued from Sex Traffickers in Tampa Bay
On October 24, 2022, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, in Tampa, FL recovered eight victims from a human trafficking operation in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The victims are between the ages of 18 and 24. Two individuals, Amet Macqueira De La Cal, 35, and Rosalie Leonard Garcia, 29, were arrested.

▫️Man Wanted For Child Sex Assault In N. Plainfield, Found In Utah
NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Fabian Osuna-Vargas, 39, of North Plainfield was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.
» https://patch.com/new-jersey/bridgewater/man-wanted-child-sex-assault-n-plainfield-found-utah-cops
» https://www.tapinto.net/towns/north-plainfield-slash-green-brook-slash-watchung/sections/police-and-fire/articles/man-arrested-for-sexual-assault-of-minor-in-north-plainfield-prosecutor-says 

▫️Utah twin brothers charged in child porn investigation
SPANISH FORK, Utah  – Two twin brothers out of Spanish Fork were charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after allegedly keeping and trading sexual content of underaged individuals, according to the Utah County Attorney’s Office. On November 9, officers with the Special Victims Unit from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant on the address and interviewed two individuals who lived there, twin brothers Braxton and Braydon Ferguson. Upon being interviewed by officers, Braxton, 22, and Braydon, 22, admitted to having shared content depicting children in sexual acts.

▫️Laredo Sector Border Patrol disrupts human smuggling operation at a stash house
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents working together with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) disrupted a human smuggling operation at a stash house in Laredo, Texas. On Nov. 15, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station working together with DPS, arrived at a residence in central Laredo.  When they entered the home, they discovered a total of 13 people that were being held inside the home.

▫️Teacher at Baltimore Jewish school arrested for rape, child pornography
A science teacher at an all-girls Orthodox Jewish school in Baltimore was arrested last week on rape and child pornography charges. William Zev Steen taught high school students at Bnos Yisroel and also ran TAG Baltimore, a company that provides internet filtering services for Orthodox Jews. Steen was arrested on Nov. 5 on 15 counts related to the possession and distribution of child pornography, according to court documents. He was released on bond on Nov. 8, and rearrested the following day on 10 new charges related to child sexual abuse, including rape, for an incident that allegedly took place in 2005.

▫️Former school security guard's arrest for child porn sparks concerns about safeguards
Rochester, N.Y. — The arrest of a former school security guard and Greece police recruit on child pornography charges last week is leading to questions about the staffing agency that placed him at Spencerport High School. Swoop 1 was co-owned by Alan Laird, who announced last week he was retiring as chief of the Irondequoit Police Department, citing personal reasons. That news came on the same day Jason Lane was arrested on federal charges for production, receipt and possession of child pornography.

▫️Elderly defendant in sealed child sex cases found competent
Although case records have been sealed from public view in the child sexual assault cases against Ivan Nieves-Hernandez, the elderly defendant appeared in an open Hartford courtroom Tuesday and was ruled competent to stand trial. Nieves, as he is commonly known, is in his mid-70s and was living in Isabela, Puerto Rico, until his arrest last year in the Connecticut sexual assault cases. He is facing charges that he sexually assaulted an underage girl in Vernon in 2015 and 2016 — including engaging in at least one act state law defines as intercourse, the basis for a first-degree sexual assault charge. He is also accused of trying to rape the same girl

▫️Royal Oak man who engaged in sex acts with 14-year-old girls sentenced to prison
A federal judge has sentenced a Royal Oak man to prison for engaging in sex acts with young girls and for receiving sexual images from one of them. Nikolas Boris Mariani, 21, got an 11-year prison sentence by U.S. District Judge David Lawson after pleading guilty in 2020 to coercing and inducing a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

▫️Walterboro man sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual assault of 12-year-old girl
WALTERBORO, S.C. — A Walterboro man was sentenced on Monday to spend the next 25 years in prison in connection to the sexual assault of a young girl who lived near him, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. William Morgan Jr., 57, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and dissemination of obscene materials to a person under 18.

▫️Evansville sex offender sentenced 15 years in federal prison
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - An Evansville man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison, according to officials. 63-year-old Justin Owens was sentenced after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and distribution of child sexual abuse material.

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▫️South Jordan Man arrested for teen human trafficking - YouTube

Pennsylvania State Police seek tips on child sex abuse investigation
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY  — Pennsylvania State police are asking for help with information on a child sex abuse suspect who may have more victims. According to state police, they are encouraging people to come forward if they have information regarding Robert W. Taylor, 72, of Mount Carmel. Investigators believe there may be additional victims who were sexually abused as children by Taylor.
» https://www.pahomepage.com/news/crime-courts/police-seek-tips-on-child-sex-abuse-investigation/
» https://fox56.com/news/local/state-police-seek-tips-in-child-sex-abuse-investigation 


▫️Hamilton Man Accused of Having Sex with Missing Girl Found in his Car
HAMILTON, NJ -- A Hamilton Township man has been arrested and charged with having sex with a 14-year-old. The teenage victim, whom police say had previously been reported missing, was reportedly sleeping in a car at the man's home when she was found. Andrew Hoehn, 34.  who is currently being housed at the Mercer County Correctional Center pending a detention hearing, was taken into custody on Thursday with the assistance of the Hamilton Police SWAT Team and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with kidnapping, luring/enticing a child, four counts of aggravated Sexual Assault, four counts of sexual assault, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual Contact, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of distributing controlled dangerous substances, and possession of controlled dangerous substances. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Hamilton Police Division Major Crimes Unit Detective Dan Inman at (609) 581-4035 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609) 581-4008.

▫️The Fresno County Sheriff-Coroner's Office - Detectives Arrest Man for Sexually Assaulting a Child; Seek More Possible Victims
On November 16th, detectives with the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 30 year old Adam Cabrera of Fresno. Due to the nature of this investigation, detectives are concerned there may be more victims who have not reported similar incidents involving Cabrera. If you have information to help with this investigation, please contact Detective Vasquez at (559) 487-6027.

 ▫️Fresno CA police say arrest of pimp leads to victim rescue

▫️Charlotte church volunteer, soccer coach arrested for child sex abuse crimes
A Charlotte man with leadership ties to local churches and an area soccer program has been charged with sexual crimes against children, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. CMPD said 36-year-old Benjamin Damron was arrested Friday morning at his house on Old House Circle in east Charlotte. Authorities said three victims have been identified, all teenage boys. Two victims, according to CMPD, are under 15 and a third is older.

▫️Five more men indicted in sex sting
YOUNGSTOWN — The men were charged after they responded to an advertisement on various websites and tried to arrange for sex with minors, according to Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene.

▫️Elementary school teacher arrested on child porn charges
An elementary school teacher faces child pornography charges after Henderson police accused him of sharing illicit images on the internet. Alexander Scott Derringer, 36, was charged this week with 10 counts of distributing pornography with a minor and two counts of possession of visual pornography of a person under 16.

▫️Sexual Exploitation of a Child arrest after cyber tip
The Colorado Springs Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) has arrested a Colorado Springs man after a cyber tip led detectives to the alleged suspect’s home. On Nov. 17 a search warrant was executed in the 2000 block of Northglen Drive near North Murray Boulevard and Constitution Avenue. The man living there was identified as, 46-year-old Matthew Sharb, who was arrested for alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

▫️Ex-owner of motel used for sex trafficking pleads guilty: docs
The former owner of a Bakersfield motel authorities say was used for sex trafficking — including the trafficking of minors — has pleaded guilty in federal court and faces up to five years in prison. Jatinbhai Bhakta, who owned the now-shuttered Desert Star Motel, pleaded guilty in Fresno’s federal courthouse earlier this month to use of a business of interstate commerce in aid of a racketeering enterprise and aiding and abetting, according to court filings.

▫️SAPD makes human-trafficking arrest - YouTube

▫️Missouri summer camp operators sued over abuse settlement
Logan Yandell, 27, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, and his parents reached a confidential settlement with Kanakuk in 2010 that included a non-disclosure agreement after Yandell was abused by Peter Newman, who is serving two life sentences for sexually abusing multiple children while working for the Christian summer camps. The lawsuit names Kanakuk Ministries, Kanakuk CEO Joe White, Kanakuk Heritage Inc., Westchester Fire Insurance Company and a John Doe.

▫️North Lauderdale man, aka ‘Slime,’ gets 30 years for prostituting minor girls
Investigators say he would prostitute teens, some of whom were runaways. Kerby Brown Jr., aka “Slime” was found guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a minor, and sex trafficking of a minor.

▫️Nederland man sentenced to 66 years to life for sexually assaulting, abusing multiple girls
A Nederland man convicted of sexually assaulting and abusing multiple girls over the course of several years was sentenced to 66 years to life in prison. Michael Czeponis, 42, was found guilty by a Boulder County jury in September of five counts of sexual assault on a child, third-degree assault, animal cruelty, harassment, and felony criminal mischief.

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▫️ Wanted For Sexual Abuse Of A Child
Potter County Sheriffs are looking for 34-year-old Benjamin Martinez. He’s wanted for continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 years old. Your anonymous tip could be worth 300 dollars for you.

▫️UPDATED: Oklahoma seeking death penalty for man charged in toddler's death
ENID, Okla. — The State of Oklahoma is seeking the death penalty for the 51-year-old man charged in the sexual assault and death of a toddler. Michael Scott Geiger appeared in court before Special District Judge Brian Lovell for his scheduled two-day preliminary hearing, which he ended up waiving, and entered a plea of not guilty. Geiger was charged April 29, 2022, with felony counts of first-degree murder, first-degree rape, kidnapping and first-degree burglary following the death of 2-year-old Caliyah Guyton.
» https://www.enidnews.com/news/updated-oklahoma-seeking-death-penalty-for-man-charged-in-toddlers-death/article_6efb6286-65cb-11ed-9e4c-8f7899ff7769.html
» https://lawandcrime.com/crime/prosecutors-seek-death-penalty-for-aryan-brotherhood-member-accused-of-raping-2-year-old-and-throwing-her-into-motel-pool-to-die/ 

▫️Former Huntington police officer indicted on child sexual abuse charges
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A former Huntington police officer was indicted by a grand jury on multiple counts of child sexual abuse, court records said. Christopher Adam Boyer, 34, of Huntington was indicted by a Wayne County grand jury on Nov. 9 on three counts of sexual abuse and one count of sexual assault, according to court records filed in Wayne County Circuit Court.

▫️3 indicted on federal human trafficking, drug distribution charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three people have been indicted on federal charges stemming from a sex trafficking and drug distribution conspiracy that operated out of a house in Antioch. According to the Department of Justice, Antioch residents Karen Bailey, 42; Charles McGlother, 50; and Charles Sumner, 61, were indicted Monday and charged with conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking and conspiracy to distribute, and distributing, cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl. The trio has also been charged with trafficking three women for sex by force and coercion for the purpose of financial gain.
» https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/nashville/3-indicted-on-federal-human-trafficking-drug-distribution-charges/
» https://www.nashville.gov/departments/police/news/three-persons-arrested-mnpd-sex-trafficking-case-now-federally-indicted 

▫️Ellwood City man wanted in child sexual assault
An Ellwood City man is wanted for the reported sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. Ellwood City police charged Micah Daniel Peffer, 31, of Loop Street, in connection with the incident that reportedly occurred the morning of Oct. 13.

▫️Arrest, charges and a rescued victim after Fresno law enforcement seek human trafficker
Officers recently rescued a woman from human trafficking and arrested the man they said forced her into having sex for money, Fresno police said Thursday. The 30-year-old man was arrested after police and the FBI made contact with the victim on Oct. 12, police said in a news release.

▫️Four more human trafficking suspects indicted
Four more suspects out of the 17 total suspects arrested for human trafficking in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties in August of 2022 have been indicted on Thursday.

▫️Prosecutors: Woman trafficked missing girl, 15, for sex in Charlotte, Fort Mill
CHARLOTTE — Court documents are shedding light on a sex trafficking case that spanned the Carolinas. The records show that for months, a 15-year-old girl was being sold for sex at hotels in Fort Mill and Charlotte. The teen, who had been reported missing, was being sold for sex until the FBI moved in, the documents reveal. Federal prosecutors say Kristi Heather King was trafficking a teen for sex spanning from “mid-July to September of 2021 and again briefly in December of 2021 in Charlotte and Fort Mill.”

▫️Bexar County Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Smuggling Arrests
Six arrested after deputies rescue 11 migrants being held at West Side home. Woman charged with six counts of human trafficking, forced migrants into manual labor. A 52-year-old woman accused of forcing six migrants into manual labor for low wages was arrested after being caught in the act by undercover investigators, according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar. Rosita Lira charged with six counts of human trafficking. Six men were also arrested for human-smuggling after 11 migrants were found at a property on the west side.

▫️Carr: Eight in Custody Following Major Investigation into Human Trafficking, Racketeering and Gang Activity, 3 women, 1 minor rescued
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that eight individuals are now in custody following a major investigation into human trafficking, racketeering and criminal gang activity. The warrants were taken on Nov. 11, 2022, and the arrests were made by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section. This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit and his Gang Prosecution Unit. In part, the case involves the alleged trafficking of four female victims, including one minor.
» https://law.georgia.gov/press-releases/2022-11-18/carr-eight-custody-following-major-investigation-human-trafficking
» https://www.ajc.com/news/crime/8-arrested-after-human-trafficking-gang-investigation-in-metro-atlanta/GEJLOJR3MBCOFAVN6RPCLKUSQI/  

▫️Brownsville Couple Indicted On Child Sex Abuse, Other Charges
A Brownsville couple is accused of sexually abusing a child and using a cell phone to record some of the abuse. The couple was recently indicted in Edmonson Circuit Court. Acting on a tip from a family member, the Kentucky State Police opened an investigation into the couple that resulted in the arrests of Jorday K. Gray, 31, and Brianna Cowles, 25, Sept. 19, according to their arrest citations.

▫️Man accused of kidnapping, killing Indiana County teen now facing rape charges
SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. — One of the seven adults accused of kidnapping and killing 19-year-old Hayden Garreffa is now facing allegations that he raped a young girl. Thomas Rivera, 20, of Johnstown, is being accused of raping a young girl, who was 13 at the time, earlier this year, according to charges filed by the Windber Police Department.

▫️Sheriff: Man arrested for assaulting child he met through Snapchat; other victims possible
GENESEE CO., Mich. - During a press conference with Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson, Linden Police Chief Scott Sutter said 28-year-old Bobby Lee McMillan traveled to Linden to meet up with a child and sexually assault her.

▫️Coffee County man arrested for sexual exploitation of children
Daniel Allen Guernsey, age 50, of Coffee County, GA, was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.

▫️Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Sex Offenders in a Day

▫️65 Year old Rossville man Sentenced for Molesting Multiple Children
On November 7, 2022 Dennis Dewayne Dockery, age 65, entered pleas of guilty to Rape, Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Incest and Child Molestation. In exchange for his admissions of guilt, the Honorable Don W. Thompson sentenced Dockery to Life, to serve Twenty-Five (25) years in prison without the possibility of parole.

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▫️16 arrested in Central Lubbock prostitution sting
The operation resulted in 13 felony arrests for solicitation of prostitution and three arrests for misdemeanor prostitution. Two females were also contacted and identified as possible victims of human trafficking

▫️EDISON, NJ — Eight men from Middlesex County, including one juvenile, were charged in multiple child pornography investigations

▫️US Marshals return Georgia man who fled to Jamaica to avoid child molestation charges
Washington, D.C. – A man wanted in northern Georgia on multiple child molestation charges was deported Friday from Kingston, Jamaica, and has been brought back to Atlanta.   Charles Rainey, 71, had been on the run for 11 years. A warrant issued in December 2011 charged him with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and sexual battery in Paulding County, Georgia.

▫️Man, 73, charged with molesting 10-year-old girl
Thomas Allen McKendrick, 72, of South Walnut Street, is being held in the Bulloch County Jail on charges of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, said Capt. James Winskey.

▫️Nashville trio busted for sex trafficking conspiracy housed addicts with children in sheds, officials say

▫️Harrisburg Diocese settlement calls for payment of $18 million to about 60 clergy abuse survivors

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▫️97 Charged With Child Sex Exploitation Crimes in Atlantic Co., NJ

▫️8 people arrested after human trafficking investigation in Gwinnett County, four women rescued
A major Gwinnett County human trafficking investigation led to the arrest of eight people and the rescue of four women who had been trafficked in homes and motel rooms across the county, according to state and municipal investigators. The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Section led the investigation, which involves the sale of a minor.

▫️Operation Eagle Eye: Middlesex County, NJ child porn bust: 8 men, 1 teen arrested
Authorities have rounded up nine males across Middlesex County, ranging in age from 17 to 81, accused of accessing and sharing child sexual abuse material.
» https://nj1015.com/middlesex-county-nj-child-porn-bust-8-men-1-teen-arrested/
» https://news.yahoo.com/eight-men-one-juvenile-charged-210621550.html  

▫️9 men arrested during prostitution sting in Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Officers arrest prostitution clients with intentions to decrease demand for human trafficking.
» https://www.wtkr.com/news/officers-arrest-prostitution-clients-with-hopes-to-decrease-demand-for-human-trafficking
» https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/9-men-arrested-during-prostitution-sting-in-virginia-beach/ 

▫️Alleged kidnapping in traffic caught on camera; suspect arrested
CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. - An alleged kidnapping was caught on camera Monday evening in the middle of a busy intersection near a West Virginia shopping center. A man, identified by West Virginia State Police as Danny White Jr., was arrested in relation to the incident. He faces charges of kidnapping and domestic battery.

▫️21 noncitizen sex offenders apprehended in Los Angeles area

▫️U.S. Marshals Operation Washout: 7 arrested for sex offenses

▫️3 charged in Columbiana County sex sting

▫️Tahlequah man arrested for allegedly assaulting 12-year-old girl in park
A Tahlequah man was arrested Sunday evening for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in a bathroom at Norris Park.

▫️Release Rejected For Dangerous Sexual Predator from Walla Walla
Justin Mackey was denied release by a Walla Walla County jury after prosecutors with State AG Bob Ferguson's Sexually Violent Predator Unit proved Mackey remains dangerous and violent.

▫️Children’s Music and Ministry Instructor Sexually Assaulted Teen Girl and Filmed Her Naked
A former director at a children’s ministry in California has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager girl and recording her while she was nude, and authorities are citing his “extensive employment history involving children-centered jobs” while asking for helping identifying more potential victims. Sonny Angel Cabugao Boloico, 39, worked at schools throughout Orange County. Anyone with information about additional potential victims is asked to contact Orange Police Department Detective Augie Rocha at 714-744-7579.

▫️Harrisburg police looking for man accused of child sex abuse
A Harrisburg man is wanted on child sex abuse charges filed against him Monday, according to police. 48-year-old Teuris Lafargue-Millet is charged with two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a child, unlawful contact with a child and corruption of minors, according to online court dockets. Harrisburg police ask that anyone with information on Lafargue-Millet’s whereabouts contact the department at 717-558-6900.

▫️Aurora looking for Jose Arellano, convicted of child sexual assault
CHICAGO - An Aurora man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two children. The only problem is police don't know where he is. Forty-seven-year-old Jose Arellano was tried and convicted in absentia on four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. Police haven't known his whereabouts since he posted bond in July of 2020.

▫️In Less Than 24 Hours, Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Two Child Sex Offenders 

▫️Man accused of sexually abusing 15-year-old boy a Wilson School District employee
A Sinking Spring man charged last week with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy is an employee of the Wilson School District. Ryan G. Blew, 25, is accused of sending sexually explicit photos to the child and one instance of sexual abuse.

▫️Concord Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
CONCORD - Jerry S. Roberts, Jr., 38, of Concord, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

▫️Modesto Man Indicted for Sexual Exploitation of Numerous Children Using Snapchat - Possibly as Many as 175 Victims
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a five-count indictment on Thursday against Jacob Jacobsen, 27, of Modesto, charging him with four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Jacobsen came to the attention of law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee, when the mother of a 13-year-old girl reported that Jacobsen had been communicating with her through Snapchat, requesting sexually explicit content. Investigators with the Memphis Police Department and the Memphis FBI Office executed numerous search warrants and discovered that Jacobsen had been in contact with as many as 175 victims while using the Snapchat screen names “trippinj” and “treydawgg2000".

▫️Portsmouth Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Minor
NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth man was sentenced today to life in prison for attempted sex trafficking of a minor under 14 years old. According to court documents, in May, Christafer Douglas Friend, 32, attempted to initiate sexual contact online with someone he believed to be a female minor.

▫️'Sextortion' scams: Gangs targeting teen boys as cases of online blackmail scheme rise drastically

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▫️Grand Rapids teen rescued in attempted human trafficking over Mackinac Bridge
Investigators with the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Human Trafficking Task Force got a tip in October about a 16-year-old girl that was being trafficked. Investigation revealed that a 38-year-old Comstock Park man befriended a 16-year-old Grand Rapids teen “in a public area,” according to deputies. They said she was then trafficked using online posts. The 38-year-old was arrested on charges of sexually abusive activity, human trafficking, possession of child abusive material, and using a computer to commit a crime.
» https://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan/trafficked-teen-found-under-blanket-at-mackinac-bridge/
» https://cw7michigan.com/news/local/grand-rapids-mackinac-bridge-human-trafficking-comstock-park-michigan-kent-county-investigation-police 

▫️Chef at popular Midtown Tijuana Flats near UF campus arrested on child pornography charges
A chef at the Tijuana Flats in Midtown just north of the University of Florida campus was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. Devon Gregory Jackson, 32, was arrested by Gainesville police officers following an investigation that began with a tip over half a year ago.

▫️New Bern man charged with child sex crimes held on $3.5M bond
The head of a New Bern training and fitness program for children has been charged with sex crimes with a juvenile.
According to information released by the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, Vincent McDuffie, 32, of Mary Jane Lane in New Bern, has been charged with felony statutory rape of a child and felony statutory sexual offense with a child.

▫️Man convicted of human trafficking of underage girls
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Kern County jury on Monday convicted a man of sex trafficking girls ranging in age from 14 to 17. In addition to three counts of human trafficking of a minor, jurors found Kajuan Richardson guilty of pimping, unlawful possession of a gun, possession of cannabis for sale and possession of obscene matter of a minor. They also found true the allegation Richardson had a prior human trafficking conviction. Richardson, 26, faces up to 33 years in prison at his sentencing hearing on Dec. 16.

▫️Virginia kidnapping victims rescued at Wilkes-Barre Twp. Walmart
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY — Wilkes-Barre Township Police say they rescued a mother and daughter at Walmart, who were kidnapped from Virginia.

▫️Man sentenced for kidnapping 13-year-old McAllen girl he met on Snapchat
MCALLEN, Texas — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after kidnapping a 13-year-old McAllen girl he met on Snapchat, records show. Brandon Galvez, 24, was sentenced Monday, according to federal records.

▫️Diocese of Superior releases list of 23 priests accused of sexual abuse
SUPERIOR (WI) - The Diocese of Superior released a list Tuesday of all the priests connected to their congregation who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor. This list of names is the result of three separate clergy file reviews, including one by a private independent security consulting firm, more than a year of meetings, and multiple sessions with the Diocesan Review Board. The list includes the names of 23 priests with allegations against them. Of them, 20 are deceased.

▫️CBP Officers Apprehend Two Fugitives Wanted for Sexual Assault of a Child at Anzalduas and Hidalgo International Bridges

▫️Sixth person arrested in human trafficking network
VIDALIA, La. — Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a sixth suspect Monday night during an ongoing investigation of a human trafficking network in the Miss-Lou. Jessica L. Robinson, 36, has been charged with principal to human trafficking and two counts principal to juvenile cruelty. Over the past month, the sheriff’s office Cyber Crime Unit has identified a network of individuals who investigators believe sexually exploited others in exchange for money and narcotics.

▫️Child sex abuse lawsuit filed against Wisc. academy
A Chicago-based law firm has filed a lawsuit alleging child sex abuse against St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, its governing entity and an alleged abuser who was an older, senior-ranked student at the time of the alleged incidents.
» https://wgntv.com/news/child-sex-abuse-lawsuit-filed-against-military-academy-near-milwaukee/
» https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/lake-country/news/delafield/2022/11/23/lawsuit-alleges-past-child-sex-abuse-at-academy-in-delafield/69669136007/  

▫️Wallingford Daycare Owner Charged With Abusing Several Children
Authorities said 61-year-old Brenda Fornal and 66-year-old Grant Freer were arrested on a warrant. Fornal faces charges including nine counts of risk of injury to a child, voyeurism with malice, third-degree assault, second-degree threatening, and fourth-degree sexual assault.

▫️Shelby County man charged with sex abuse, producing child porn involving young victim
A Calera man is behind bars on multiple sex charges involving a young victim. Casey Eugene Smith, 42, is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, three counts of second-degree sodomy, producing child pornography and four counts of being in possession of child pornography.

▫️Influencer suspected of human trafficking in US arrested
Katiuscia Torres Soares, 34, known as Kat Torres or Kat A Luz, was arrested in Minas Gerais on suspicion of keeping people in conditions analogous to slavery in the United States. 

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▫️PHOTOS: 14 charged in prostitution sting in Coweta County
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other law enforcement agencies, arrested 14 people after a prostitution sting was executed at a local hotel.

▫️Texas DPS announces 3 of state’s ‘Most Wanted’ offenders arrested in one week
Three of the Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives and sex offenders in Texas were arrested over the past week, according to the state’s Department of Public Safety. A Tuesday news release from the agency said all three arrests took place between Nov. 15 and Nov. 17. Fugitive Julian Murillo was arrested Nov. 15 in California while sex offenders Catarino Chavez III and Daniel Munoz were both arrested on Nov. 17 in Dallas and San Antonio, respectively. Texas DPS said Murillo’s capture came after a tip made to Texas Crime Stoppers, so a reward of up to $5,000 will be paid out to the unidentified caller.

▫️Former high school coach charged with new sex crimes involving Hickory County student; previously accused of similar crimes in Iron County
HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. - Former high school coach Charles Dryer faces more charges after another teenager accused him of rape. The Hickory County Sheriff says Dryer was arrested Wednesday. He faces charges of statutory rape, statutory sodomy, and sexual contact with a student.

▫️West Valley man pleads guilty to production of child sexual abuse material
PHOENIX - A Surprise man has pleaded guilty to producing child sexual abuse material on social media between the summer of 2021 and March 2022. Elliott Velez, 38, used social media platforms to speak with girls under the age of 18 about sexually graphic material, court documents say. He would reportedly tell these girls to engage in sexually explicit conduct and to take photos and videos to send to him.

▫️11 charged in St. Charles human trafficking operation
The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 11 people in an undercover operation targeting people willing to pay money to sex traffickers for prostitution.

▫️Police Officer Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Bluffton, GA – On Monday, November 21, 2022, Robert Tyler Vaughn, age 26, of Clay County, Georgia, was arrested and charged in both Clay and Early Counties with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children and one count of Violation of Oath of Office by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.

▫️Lebanon Man Charged in TBI CSAM Investigation
WILSON COUNTY – A Lebanon man has been indicted following a TBI investigation into child sexual abuse material. On April 8th, TBI special agents began investigating details forwarded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, regarding the upload of images consistent with child sexual abuse material through Instagram. During the investigation, agents determined the images were being traded online and identified the user as Wendell Jay Silcox. 

▫️2 men plead guilty to raping, trafficking children in Queens
NEW YORK  — Two men pleaded guilty to raping and sex trafficking three underage girls in Queens last year, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Wednesday. Lawrence Winslow, 28, and Alan Velvett, 29, each pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child and rape for forcing their victims into prostitution in February 2021. The girls were rescued after an undercover police officer responded to the online ad and met with one of the girls at a hotel room.
» https://www.audacy.com/1010wins/news/local/2-men-plead-guilty-to-raping-trafficking-girls-in-queens
» https://qns.com/2022/11/two-men-plead-gulty-to-sex-trafficking-underage-girls-at-a-long-island-city-hotel-da/ 

▫️43-year-old teacher assaulted 10 students at school
HILTON, N.Y. - A music teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 students at a California school was arrested, police said. On Nov. 7, San Jose police were called to the Adelante Dual Language Academy to investigate a teacher reportedly having “inappropriate contact with several minors at the school,” according to a Nov. 22 news release from the San Jose Police Department. Israel Santiago, a music teacher at the school in San Jose, is accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 students in the band room, according to the release. He was arrested Nov. 21.
Detectives believe there could be more victims, police said. If anyone has information about the incidents, San Jose police ask them to call 408-537-1381.

▫️2 California correctional workers arrested for sex crimes against children
Two correctional employees have been arrested on charges that include sex crimes against children, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. The officers worked at different prisons. It’s unclear if the two arrests were connected. Matthew James Leavens, 36, was an officer working at California State Prison, Sacramento.

▫️Former principal sentenced for sexually abusing students
A former upstate New York elementary school principal has been sentenced to 63 years in prison for sexually abusing nearly two dozen students. Kirk Ashton, 52, was the top administrator at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton from 2004 to April 2021.

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▫️Prostitution Reduction Operation Results in 16 Arrests in Moreno Valley
According to the sheriff’s department, the female sex workers were offered resources in helping them get out of that lifestyle.

▫️2 men arrested for allegedly enticing minors online and by text
SALT LAKE CITY — Thomas Martin Blair, 52, was attempting to meet who he believed was a 13-year-old girl to engage in sex acts, according to a police booking affidavit. Also on Wednesday, Gerardo Aguilar-Romero, 51, was arrested in West Valley City for allegedly making arrangements to sexually assault someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

▫️Missouri man sentenced to 19 years for child sexual exploitation following a joint HSI, law enforcement partner investigation
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri man who was the subject of an undercover investigation in the United Kingdom has been sentenced in federal court on child sexual exploitation charges, following a joint Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and law enforcement partner investigation. Kody Ryan Kelso, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 19 years and seven months in federal prison without parole.

▫️Clayton Warren sentenced to consecutive prison terms for child porn, sexual assault
CENTREVILLE — A 32-year-old Sherman Township man will effectively spend the rest of his life in prison for producing and disseminating child pornography. St. Joseph County Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman sentenced Clayton Warren, of rural Sturgis, to 31-70 years after Warren pleaded no contest to first degree criminal sexual conduct. Warren videoetaped himself sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child from November 2021 to April 2022, when he was arrested.

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▫️Inside a U.S. and Colombian operation to bust human traffickers
On the border between Colombia and Panama, where migrants wait to make their way through the dense and sometimes deadly jungle of the Darien Gap, Americans from the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up with Colombian National Police to take down human smugglers before they can lead migrants north. Just this year, HSI has trained, equipped and provided intelligence to law enforcement in 14 countries, leading to more than 3,800 arrests, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

▫️Sting operation leads to arrest of Baraga man on child sex charges
LANSING – An undercover sting operation in the Upper Peninsula resulted in the arrest of William Michael Brunk, 26, of Baraga, for seeking out an officer posing as an underage girl online for sex, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.

▫️Teen witnesses, social media accounts helped secure arrest of man sex trafficking underage girl
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kajuan Richardson targeted high school girls. First he sold them marijuana, then persuaded them to sell themselves. Preying on naivete and emotional vulnerability, Richardson convinced multiple girls, ranging in age from 14 to 17, to become prostitutes.

▫️Idaho Falls man facing multiple sex offense charges involving minors
IDAHO FALLS – A 20-year-old Idaho Falls man already facing multiple charges involving sexual offenses with minors has received three new similar charges against him. One case was filed on Nov. 18 for an incident that happened in April. Court documents say an officer with the Idaho Falls Police Department began analyzing Taylor Joseph Blair-McKelvey’s Snapchat account using a search warrant.

▫️Man charged with kidnapping missing Omaha woman
A Kansas man has been charged with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of Omaha woman Cari Allen. An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for 47-year-old Aldrick Scott, who has been charged with Allen's kidnapping and accessory to a felony. He was not in custody as of Friday evening, according to available court documents.

▫️Hudson Valley Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Child
Holger Chuya-Andrade, of Spring Valley, was sentenced to 20 years to life on Monday, Nov. 21, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh announced on Wednesday, Nov. 23. He was convicted of one count of predatory sexual assault against a child and one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child

▫️Child sex predator receives 32-year federal prison sentence
A Geneseo man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to five federal counts of sexual exploitation of a minor has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. During a sentencing hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, District Judge Sara Darrow sentenced Tristan Scott Blank 25, to 360 months, or 30 years, on the first four counts of the indictment, and a consecutive 24 months, or two years, on the fifth count of the indictment.


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▫️Former Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice counselor accused of inappropriate behavior with minor
HALL COUNTY, Ga — A former counselor with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice was arrested Tuesday after deputies said he engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with a minor. An investigation revealed that John Wilkins, Jr. used his position of authority with the agency to engage “inappropriately” with the victims.

▫️Teen smugglers lead Texas police in high-speed chase after illegal immigrants were freed from vehicle

▫️Ex-Wildcat Mikal Smith, son of Lovie Smith, arrested for sex trafficking
A former Arizona football player has been arrested in connection to a prostitution ring. Mikal Smith, the son of Illinois head coach Lovie Smith, was arrested in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday on multiple charges related to sex trafficking and prostitution, according to multiple reports. Mikal Smith was taken into police custody and booked into Gilbert Chandler Jail on Thursday morning.

▫️Teacher accused of sending lewd texts to minor exposed in TikTok, California cops say
A high school teacher in California was arrested after exchanging a series of inappropriate texts with a person posing as a minor in an online sting, police said. North Patrol deputies received reports on Nov. 18 of a video posted on social media, according to a news release by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Roger Kavigan of Long Beach, a teacher at Foothill High School in Tustin, was seen in a TikTok being confronted by a person for exchanging inappropriate messages with a minor, according to CBS LA. The person in the video was posing as the minor.

▫️Human trafficking survivor rescued from alleged abuser
Michigan - Terrance Clay is accused of selling a teenage girl for sex. The human trafficking survivor told police that Clay would threaten her if she didn't make $200 a day for sexual activities.

▫️Police looking for man linked to two sex abuse cases across NYC

▫️A Jefferson man was arrested and faces charges for sexual abuse of two children
According to court documents, the Jefferson Police Department was notified by one juvenile victim on November 20th of being sexually abused. The female victim told officers that 32-year-old Olvin Aguilar Flores had sexually abused her for the past six years.

▫️Wanted sex offender arrested in Union Co., accused of fleeing from Georgia
UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A wanted sex offender was arrested in Union County Friday after a multi-state manhunt, the sheriff’s office said on Saturday. Aaron Jones, 24, is accused of cutting off his satellite-based ankle monitor while on parole and fleeing from Worth County, Georgia.

▫️Cedar Rapids man accused of sexually abusing three children
A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused three children over a period of several years. Silas Paul Griffin, 30, is charged with four counts of second-degree sexual abuse, two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of lascivious acts with a child, all felonies. He's also charged with two counts of indecent contact with a child, an aggravated misdemeanor.

▫️NJ Vigilante Posing As Child Lures Sexual Predators Into Livestreamed Arrests
Overall, XK says he's met up with nearly 50 men looking for sex with underage boys or girls. Ten or so have been arrested on the spot, he said.
» https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYrN6CjUve3JDCBqW3eJh8g
» https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/news/street-justice-nj-vigilante-posing-as-child-lures-sexual-predators-into-livestreamed-arrests/850195/ 

▫️Two Hoosiers sentenced for conspiring to distribute child sexual abuse material
Jason E. Jolley, 43, of Evansville, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and receive sexually explicit materials involving children and distribution of sexually explicit materials involving children. Scott J. Spear, 50, of Newburgh, pled guilty to conspiring with Jolley to distribute the child sexual abuse materials and was sentenced on October 18 to five years in federal prison.

▫️Florida’s foster system provides dangerous sex traffickers with easy access to vulnerable children
A yearlong investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel exposed the complicity of Florida’s child welfare system in underage sex trafficking, through evidence found in government records, state and federal lawsuits, research studies, and interviews with victims and family members.
» https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/florida/fl-ne-sex-trafficking-investigation-dcf-group-foster-homes-20221127-aej4qtliafeubelqxr2u7hsdya-story.html
» https://www.yahoo.com/video/innocence-sold-florida-foster-system-103500914.html 

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▫️California police kill man who allegedly killed the family of a teenager he met online and kidnapped - Cop killed in shootout after police say he catfished California girl, killed her family
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The man, identified as Austin Edwards, 28, was wanted on a triple homicide charge in Riverside and was considered armed and dangerous.  Officers with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office believe Edwards was involved in an online catfishing scheme that targeted the teenager. They say he drove from his home in North Chesterfield, Virginia to California to stalk the girl after obtaining her personal information. “This is another scary reminder of the online predators preying on our children,  start now to better protect them” Riverside Police Chief Larry Gonzalez said, according to CBS LA.
This investigation is still ongoing and there are no other details to release at this time. Anyone with additional and relevant information should contact Detective Josh Ontko at (951) 353-7135 or JOntko@RiversideCA.gov, or Detective Bryan Galbreath at (951) 353-7105 or BGalbreath@RiversideCA.gov.

» https://www.yahoo.com/gma/cop-killed-shootout-police-catfished-135357622.html
» https://www.kcbd.com/2022/11/28/man-accused-catfishing-teen-before-killing-her-family-police-say/
» https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/national/california-police-virginia-man-killed-family-took-teenager/article_a10f9d09-104b-5c14-9e46-02a601260c96.html
» https://wtlocal.com/2022/11/california-police-kill-man-who-allegedly-killed-the-family-of-a-teenager-he-met-online-and-kidnapped/
» https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.atlasone.app/uploads/accounts/riverside-police-department/2022-11-28/a636183e-4cc3-4d08-921f-ada9fc3322fc_PRESS RELEASE - Three Homicide Victims Found After House Fire.pdf 

▫️Dating app ‘predator’ is person of interest in woman’s death
SOUTH MILWAUKEE - Police believe a man accused of drugging dates he met online may be involved in the death of a woman who collapsed at a Wisconsin bar.  Prosecutors say 52-year-old Timothy Olson used a fake name to set up a date with a woman in September through Match.com.

▫️2 men plead guilty to raping, trafficking children in Queens
NEW YORK – Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Lawrence Winslow and Alan Velvett each pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child and rape for forcing three underage victims into the sex industry in February 2021.

▫️Baltimore man sentenced for sex trafficking at least three women
BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for sex trafficking at least three women. Ryan Odell Oliver, 40, also known as "Dre," "Fame" and "Foreign," will have 15 years of supervised release following his release from prison.

▫️Lawyers seek secrecy around release of Md. report on Catholic church sexual abuse

▫️Texas Rep Says DHS Are Complicit In Human Trafficking At The Border
Republican Texas Rep. Michael McCaul said Sunday that the Department of Homeland Security is complicit in human trafficking at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

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▫️Assistant District Attorney In Oklahoma Arrested For Child Porn
PAYNE COUNTY, Okla. – On September 1, 2022, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) forwarded fourteen cybertips, linked to a single suspect, to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit. The investigation identified Kevin Etherington as a possible suspect related to the cybertips. He was booked on one count of Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.

▫️CityXGuide Owner Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Prison for Facilitating Sex Trafficking
Wilhan Martono, the owner of CityXGuide.com, was sentenced to over eight years in federal prison for promoting online advertisements of sex trafficking victims on his website. Martono, 48, was arrested on June 19, 2020 when CityXGuide and its related websites were seized by Homeland Security Investigations. Martono admitted to creating, owning, and operating CityXGuide along with other related websites, such as Backpage.com, CAPleasures.com, and BodyRubShop. CityXGuide and its associated websites provided a platform for “brothels, pimps, and prostitutes to post hundreds of thousands of advertisements for sexual services. Martono admitted that he “turned a blind eye” to CityXGuide’s involvement in sex trafficking and exploiting victims.

▫️Ex-Naval petty officer sentenced to federal prison for distributing child pornography
BRUNSWICK, GA:  A former U.S. Navy petty officer stationed at Submarine Base Kings Bay was sentenced to federal prison after admitting he distributed images of child sexual exploitation. Anthony Gabriel Ortiz, 23, of Kings Bay, Ga., was sentenced to 74 months in prison after pleading guilty to Distribution of Child Pornography, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.

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▫️Coweta County Prostitution sting nets 14
Three potential victims of human trafficking were rescued.

▫️ERO Washington, D.C. arrests multiple sex offenders during national operation
WASHINGTON — Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations Washington, D.C. Field Office apprehended four unlawfully present noncitizens convicted of sex offenses during a nationwide enforcement effort Oct. 22 through Nov. 4. The law enforcement action conducted by ERO resulted in a total of 138 arrests nationally

▫️Elgin day care center teacher accused of sexual abuse
KANE COUNTY, Ill. — A day care teacher in Elgin has been accused of sexual abuse on at least two occasions. Authorities allege Frank Walaitis, 57, sexually abused two children, who were younger than 13, while employed at The Learning Tree.
Anyone with more information can call police at 630-444-3184.

▫️Boerne gymnastics instructor arrested on charges of sexually abusing several young girls
SAN ANTONIO  — A 74 year old gymnastics instructor in Boerne has been arrested on charges that he had been sexually molesting young girls for more than 20 years. Michael Spiller is accused of indecency with a child after several girls came forward to claim he assaulted them while they attended a summer camp hosted by the Boerne Gymnastics Center.

▫️GBI Arrests High School Teacher in Sexual Battery Investigation
Hamilton, GA - James Steel, age 69, of Leesburg, GA, and a teacher at Harris County High School, has been arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery of a person under 16 years of age. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Columbus Field Office at 706-565-7888. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online.

▫️Del Rio Sector Agents Arrest Three Child Sex Offenders During Thanksgiving Week

▫️CBP Officers Arrest Fugitive Sought for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

▫️Thai Woman Pleads Guilty to Her Role in International Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Sumalee Intarathong has pleaded guilty to her role in a large-scale international Thai sex trafficking organization, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. “Today’s guilty plea marks the final conviction in a years-long international sex trafficking prosecution resulting in 37 convictions,” said U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger. “Ms. Intarathong, worked directly with others at the highest levels in the organization to victimize hundreds of vulnerable women for her own financial gain.” According to court documents, the criminal organization conspired to make money by compelling hundreds of women from Bangkok, Thailand, to engage in commercial sex acts in various cities across the United States. Before her arrest in Belgium on August 5, 2016, Intarathong, 61, served as a boss/trafficker for the organization. E

▫️Former elementary school custodian gets 8 years for having videos, images of child sex abuse
Tampa, Florida– U.S. District Judge Charlene Honeywell has sentenced Charles Currie (66, Tampa) to eight years and one month in federal prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for receipt and possession of child sexual abuse material.


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▫️Sheriff: Burton man arrested for trafficking 13-year-old
A 38-year-old Burton man has been arrested for allegedly human trafficking a 13-year-old girl. Joseph Tyler Mitchell is charged with: Human trafficking; Two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree; Two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes; Two counts of child sexually abusive material.
» https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwy2ay50NZk
» https://www.wnem.com/video/2022/11/30/sheriff-burton-man-arrested-trafficking-year-old/
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▫️Deputies rescue woman reportedly held captive in Florida
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in a news release said that deputies helped rescue a woman was being held against her will inside a house in Dover, Florida. On Friday, HCSO dispatch received calls about a victim being held against her will.  Deputies tried multiple times to contact the victim and the suspect. After some time, deputies went into the house through the front door which allowed for the victim to escape safely. The suspect was later identified as Kim Michael Torres, 44, according to WFLA. This investigation remains active.
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▫️Las Vegas police arrest man for sexual exploitation of minor; say there may be more victims
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they arrested a man for sexually exploiting a minor he met online and said there may be more victims. Joseph Crew, 57, was arrested Nov. 26 by LVMPD Vice detectives on the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force. Crew faces charges of sex trafficking of a child under 16, kidnapping of a minor, luring a child to engage in sex acts, engaging or soliciting a minor for prostitution and child abuse or neglect. LVMPD said they believe there may be more victims. Anyone who may have been a victim of Crew or has information about his alleged crimes is asked to contact LVMPD Vice Section at 702-828-3455.
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▫️Warden of California prison where Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman served time for college admissions scandal is accused of running a sexual abuse 'club' targeting female inmates
A federal prison warden ran a 'club' targeting female inmates who he sexually assaulted and forced to pose without any clothes on, a court heard. Ray J. Garcia, 55, allegedly operated the sexual abuse ring at the federal facility in Dublin, California, and molested at least three women, prosecutors say.

▫️Child sexually abused for years; woman charged after failing to report crime
A man accused of sexually abusing a child for years and a woman who allegedly failed to report it have both been arrested and charged, Statesville police announced.

▫️Gators backup QB Jalen Kitna arrested on child porn charges
Florida Gators backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, son of former NFL QB Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on five counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.

▫️Former American Fork soccer coach arrested on charges of child sexual abuse
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A former soccer coach has been arrested on charges of child sexual abuse in American Fork. According to American Fork police, Michael Mark Anderson, 47, was a soccer coach for the UC Strikers and Utah FC junior teams. He reportedly coached between 2000 and 2014. He is facing multiple felony charges in connection with aggravated sexual abuse of a child.

▫️Florida Doctor Accused of Raping His Female Patients Found Dead
Dr. Eric Andrew Salata was arrested on Nov. 21 after two women, ages 51 and 72, claimed Salata sexually assaulted them during cosmetic procedures at his practice, Pura Vida Medical Spa on the 5th Avenue South, according to NBC2 News. Authorities discovered his body in a ditch with a gunshot wound to his head and a pistol located next to his right leg.

▫️Sexual predator accused of picking up missing Seminole County teen at gas station
Robert Kelly, 59, faces charges of drug possession and interfering with the custody of a minor.

▫️Laredo CBP Officers Apprehend Fugitive Sought for Sexual Offense

▫️Additional case of clergy abuse confirmed against priest who served in three Berkshires communities
SPRINGFIELD (MA) - The Rev. Thomas J. O’Connor served Berkshire County Catholic parishes for 15 years, until a chronic heart condition formed him to leave St. Ann’s Church in Lenox. Years after his death in 1987, at 56, the Springfield diocese evaluated – and found credible – an allegation that he had sexually abused a minor. This week, the diocese revealed it found a second allegation, from a different person, to also be credible.

▫️DC police search for suspect in sexual child abuse incident, surveillance images captured
WASHINGTON — D.C. police are asking for public assistance in identifying a man related to the sexual abuse of a child. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call 202-727-9099 or text the tip line at 50411.

▫️Late Sacramento priest newly accused of child sex abuse as Catholic Church lawsuits pile up
A late clergyman who served the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento for four decades has been accused for the first time of sexually assaulting a child, joining dozens of Sacramento clergy previously implicated in the Catholic Church’s decades-old abuse scandal. In a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court, a 60-year-old woman from Placerville — identified only as Jane Doe E.D. — alleges that Sidney P. Hall sexually abused her on multiple occasions in 1966 when she was just six years old.

▫️Carr: Two Indicted for Allegedly Trafficking 16-Year-Old Female in DeKalb County
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted Courdale Thayer and Jahaundria Seabron in DeKalb County. Thayer and Seabron are facing four counts of Trafficking of Persons for Sexual Servitude in a case that stems from the alleged trafficking of a 16-year-old female in DeKalb County in December 2020. This is the second case to be brought against Thayer and Seabron, who are both currently awaiting trial on separate human trafficking charges in Fulton County.

▫️HSI Baltimore-led investigation lands local man in federal prison for 15 years for trafficking at least 3 women
BALTIMORE — Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Baltimore field office led an investigation that landed a local man in federal prison for 15 years on sex trafficking charges. Ryan Odell Oliver, 40, of Baltimore, received the lengthy prison sentence Monday, after pleading guilty to trafficking three female victims.

▫️Sex Trafficking Victim's Text to Dad Leads to Her Rescue in Miami, Suspect's Arrest
The victim, a 21-year-old woman from Little Rock, was allegedly recruited by 29-year-old Kyron Lajon Richardson through social media, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office said in a news release Thursday

▫️Young children found in parked car along with bodies of 2 adults
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Police in North Carolina said two small children were found in a car along with the dead bodies of two adults. Officers in Rocky Mount were called to a parking lot early Thursday morning, where they found the vehicle with the bodies of 28-year-old Devone Brown and 24-year-old Destiny Wiggins inside. Police said the two were both shot.

▫️Teen found under blanket in accused trafficker’s car was taken from U.P. foster home
FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI – A teen girl who was found hiding under a blanket in the backseat of an accused sex trafficker’s vehicle was taken from an Upper Peninsula foster home, WLUC reports. Terrence Donte Clay, 38, of Comstock Park, was stopped and arrested at the south end of the Mackinac Bridge on Nov. 12. The victim was found in the vehicle. She had been reported missing from a foster home in Forsyth Township earlier that day, the TV station reports.

▫️Police seek new victims in Texas gymnastics coach sex abuse case going back 40 years
Mike Spiller, 75, has been accused by a growing number of women and girls of sexual abuse, using his position as a gymnastics coach to take advantage.

▫️Seen Him? Suspect Sought For Sexual Abuse Claim Involving Children Near Cathedral In DC
An alert has been issued by police investigators in Washington, DC as they seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man who is now wanted for an alleged sexual abuse incident involving underage victims on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or his whereabouts, or the incident has been asked to contact detectives at the Metropolitan Police Department by calling (202) 727-9099 or by texting information to the agency’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

▫️Federal agents find 60 undocumented people in Albuquerque mobile home
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The National Trafficking Hotline got a tip from a female victim who said she was kidnapped from Mexico and brought to Albuquerque. After that, the Albuquerque Police Department requested assistance from the Department of Homeland Security. Authorities said they found 60 people, including children under the age of 10, being held captive at a trailer home at the East Gardens mobile community near Wyoming and Zuni road. 

▫️Cheerleading abuse accusations increase to 20 with Ohio case
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The latest lawsuit in a series alleging widespread sexual misconduct across competitive cheerleading alleges that officials allowed two choreographers to continue working after they were investigated for sexual abuse. Snowballing accounts of cheerleaders' alleged abuse have led to increased scrutiny around the sport since the founder of an elite South Carolina cheerleading gym reportedly killed himself in late August amid an investigation into abuse. The latest lawsuit brings the number of accusers to 20. The lawsuits paint a sordid picture of a sporting scene in which coaches use their power to share drugs and initiate sex with underage athletes while a network of institutions provides weak or nonexistent oversight.

▫️Arlington Police seek sexual assault suspect
ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Police in Arlington are looking for a man they say sexually assaulted a teen-ager at a store on South Cooper Street last week. Security cameras show the man leaving the store immediately after the attack was reported. Arlington Police are asking anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information about the case to call the APD Crimes Against Children Unit at 817-575-3200 or Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County at 817-469-8477.

▫️Former Florida tax collector sentenced to 11 years for child sex trafficking
ORLANDO, Fla. - A former Florida tax collector was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for sex trafficking a minor. A judge sentenced Joel Greenberg Thursday morning. Greenberg pleaded guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a minor, identity theft, stalking, wire fraud and conspiracy to bribe a public official. Prosecutors said he paid at least one girl to have sex with him and other men.

▫️S. Dakota AG hires missing Indigenous, trafficking positions
South Dakota's attorney general on Wednesday announced that he has filled a position to coordinate efforts from state, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations, to tackle alarming rates of Indigenous people going missing or having their deaths remain unsolved.

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