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Texas Pastor Gets 30 Years, Filmed Child Porn At Church

The Christian Post reports: A former Texas pastor has been sentenced to 30 years of federal prison after he pleaded guilty to using hidden cameras to record sexually explicit material of underage children at church and other locations. David Pettigrew, ex-pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Denison, Texas, was sentenced to 360 months in prison by U.S. District …

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Duggar’s Attorneys File Motion To Suppress Evidence, Claim He Was Questioned Without His Lawyer Present

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for former reality TV star Josh Duggar have filed motions seeking to dismiss child pornography charges against him. The motions ask for the dismissal of the two charges and to suppress evidence in the case, including all statements Duggar made to investigators, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The documents, filed Friday, allege prosecutors failed to …

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Josh Duggar Seeks Dismissal Of Charges On Grounds That Trump’s DHS Leaders Were Unlawfully Appointed

Law & Crime reports: In one of the most eye-popping arguments in a flurry of motions to toss the case against him, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar claimed on Friday that his child pornography charges must be dismissed because the investigation into him began under a Department of Homeland Security then-run by leaders “unlawfully” appointed by former …

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Former RNC Staffer And Anti-Abortion Activist Guilty Of Possessing 200+ Child Porn Images, Faces 12+ Years

Politico reports: A former GOP staffer and Republican National Committee aide pleaded guilty Friday to a child pornography charge and is facing 12 years or more in prison under a plea deal with prosecutors. Ruben Verastigui, 27, entered the guilty plea from jail during a video conference. Verastigui admitted to possession of 152 videos and 50 images of child pornography …

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Josh Duggar’s Child Porn Trial Likely To Be Delayed

Fox News reports: Attorneys for the United States are in partial agreement with Josh Duggar’s request to postpone his federal trial, Fox News has learned. Court records obtained by Fox News show U.S. Attorneys on Monday filed a response to Duggar’s request to delay his trial until February 2022. The government states in their filing that it is not opposed …

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Pastor Of Anti-LGBT Church Arrested For Child Porn

The Winston-Salem Journal reports: A Forsyth County minister has been arrested on a child-pornography charge, according to a news release from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. T. Elliott Welch, 34, of Stonewell Lane in Tobaccoville was charged with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. An arrest warrant alleges that Welch copied material showing a nude girl, who …

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Feds: Duggar Used “Linux Partition” To Evade Porn Filter

The Today Show reports: Devices confiscated revealed use of a network called Tor, which is a browser users can download to access the dark web and search anonymously, and makes it difficult for law enforcement to find these individuals. Special Agent Gerald Faulkner testified that a Linux partition, something that can divide a hard drive into two isolated sections, thereby …

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Duggar To Be Released Today With GPS Tracker, Barred From Internet, Can’t Be Around Minors Except His Kids

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge late on Wednesday allowed former reality TV star Josh Duggar to be released as he awaits trial on charges that he downloaded and possessed child pornography. Magistrate Judge Christy Comstock ordered Duggar, 33, confined to the home of family friends who have agreed to be his custodian during his release and prohibited Duggar …

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Duggar Seeks Release To His Wife And Six Children

Law & Crime reports: Former conservative activist and “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar, who was indicted last week on child pornography offenses, asked a federal judge on Tuesday to send him back home to his wife and six children. “Duggar is requesting that this court permit him to return home to his immediate family during the pendency of …

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Duggar Held Gender Reveal Days Ahead Of Arrest

Radar Online reports: Josh Duggar’s sisters had no problem having him around their children only days before his arrest for possessing child pornography. Last Friday, Josh and his wife Anna had a gender reveal party. They announced they will be expecting their 7th child, which is a girl. Anna posted a video from the event showing their kids running around. …

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Duggar Family Asks For “Your Continued Prayers”

US Weekly reports: The Duggar family released a statement after Josh Duggar was arrested in Arkansas on Thursday, April 29. “We appreciate your continued prayers for our family at this time,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said in a statement to Us Weekly via their family rep. “The accusations brought against Joshua today are very serious. It is our prayer …

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Two FBI Agents Killed By FL Child Porn Suspect [VIDEO]

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC News affiliate reports: Two FBI agents were fatally shot Tuesday morning while serving a warrant in Sunrise, law enforcement sources told Local 10 News. According to those sources, three agents were hospitalized and the suspect took their own life. A law enforcement official, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity as they were …

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QAnon/GOP House Candidate Busted For Child Porn

New Orleans’ ABC News affiliate reports: A Bossier City man who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in November was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges. According to Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office booking records, 34-year-old Ben Gibson was booked into Bossier Max Wednesday morning on four counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of thirteen (possession). Gibson, an active Airman at …

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Air Force One Base Commander Jailed For Child Porn

Newsweek reports: A decorated U.S. Air Force colonel slated to take command of the base that hosts Air Force One has been sentenced to five years in prison for receiving child pornography. Mark Visconi, 48, of Fairfax, Virginia, was jailed on Friday after he plead guilty to receipt of child pornography in October. He was also sentenced to 15 years …

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Pennsylvania GOP Rep Resigns After Child Porn Bust

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Senate officials say a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who is facing child pornography possession charges has resigned. Sen. Mike Folmer’s apparent resignation Wednesday came hours after he was arrested by the state attorney general’s office. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said in statement that they received Folmer’s resignation letter …

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PENNSYLVANIA: GOP Senator Busted For Child Porn

The Washington Post reports: Republican state Sen. Mike Folmer was charged with possession of child pornography on Tuesday night after authorities said they discovered images of child pornography on his cellphone. The charges against Folmer include sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility. The married grandfather of seven was caught as the …

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New Child Porn Charges For Trump World Associate

The Daily Beast reports: George Nader, who was a key witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, has been hit with new federal charges of child pornography, sex trafficking, and obscenity, according to a person familiar with the case. The charges come on top of separate child-porn charges leveled by the same prosecutors last month. The new indictment is set …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Founder Of “Biblical Flat Earth Society” Charged With 56 Felony Counts Of Child Porn

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: A Durham man has been charged with 56 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after a joint investigation by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Phillip Stephen Stallings, 40, was arrested Wednesday on 28 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of third-degree sexual …

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Pastor Busted For Child Porn Had Superimposed His Face Onto S/M Images Of Young Girls, Authorities Say

Penn Live reports: A Chambersburg-area pastor was jailed last week, accused of possessing sexually explicit images of bondage scenarios involving children that also had his face superimposed into them. The Office of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force did the investigation into Stephen L. Dunn, 68, and filed charges on Thursday, according to court documents. During a …

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Trump Transition Figure Hit With Child Porn Charges

The Washington Post reports: A key witness in former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian election interference has been indicted by federal officials on child pornography charges, according to court documents. George Nader, who had a previous criminal record on such charges, was charged in federal court in Virginia, and is expected to make an initial court …

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