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Jailed Capitol Rioter Indicted On Child Porn Charges

Sacramento’s CBS affiliate reports: A California man already under arrest for his actions during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has also now been indicted on child porn charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced on Tuesday that a federal grand jury had indicted 36-year-old Kyle Travis Colton on a charge of …

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Tennessee Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

CBS News reports: Cleveland Police say they got a lead from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of child sexual abuse material online. Their detectives got a search warrant for Richard Sentell’s home. Sentell was arrested on Tuesday for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor with greater than a hundred images. Sentell is the pastor at Cornerstone Church of …

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Mississippi Minister Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports: A retired software developer and former media minister at an Ocean Springs church pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Cameron “Cam” Cotrill, 66, of Vancleave, entered the plea Monday in federal court in Gulfport. In exchange for the plea, federal prosecutors dismissed a second charge of distribution of child pornography. U.S. …

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Texas Youth Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Dallas’s ABC affiliate reports: A former North Texas youth pastor has been arrested for possessing child porn, and police are asking for possible victims to come forward in the case. The Frisco Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit says it received a cyber tip that 36-year-old Kyle Timothy Poff was possibly in possession of child pornography. During the investigation, …

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Texas Chaplain Gets 60 Years On Child Sex Charges

Dallas’s Audacy affiliate reports: The former chaplain at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth has just received a life prison term for the sexual exploitation of children. Because Michael Dale Downs is 71 years old, the 60-year prison term imposed by a federal judge is effectively a life prison term. Federal sentences don’t carry early parole. Investigators say Downs’ wife …

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GA Youth Pastor Gets 15 Years On Child Sex Charges

The Rome News-Tribune reports: A former youth minister of a Floyd County church was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 years in prison on child molestation and possession of child pornography charges, alongside another 25 years on probation. When Austin Wray Perkins was arrested on March 9, 2022, as part of a sting targeting child pornography, police discovered he was also …

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RI Catholic Priest Gets Six Years On Child Porn Charges

The Providence Journal reports: Calling his crimes egregious and an enormous violation of the trust to the parishioners he once served, a federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Roman Catholic priest to serve six years in prison. “I’m strongly inclined to give you more than that,” U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith said in sentencing Rev. James Ward …

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Illinois Pastor Arrested On Four Child Porn Charges

Southern Illinois Now reports: A 39-year-old Centralia minister has been charged in Marion County Court with four counts of child pornography. Ian Maphet of Edgewood Lane was taken into custody by Centralia Police at the Calumet Street Christian Church on Wednesday where he is Worship Minister. In a Facebook post, the church says after hearing the evidence from Illinois State …

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IL Youth Pastor Gets 12 Years On Child Sex Charges

Quincy’s NBC affiliate reports: A Quincy man who was a youth leader at Hope Lutheran Church in Quincy was sentenced Friday to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Court records show that 22-year-old Isaiah Mikkelson was sentenced to 6 years each for two counts of criminal sexual abuse of a victim between 13 and 18 years old. Mikkelson …

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Court: LDS Church Had No Duty To Report Incestuous Child Porn Admitted To During “Spiritual Confession”

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports: An Arizona judge has dismissed a high-profile child sexual abuse lawsuit against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ruling that church officials who knew that a church member was sexually abusing his daughter had no duty to report the abuse to police or social service agencies because the information was received during …

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OK Baptist Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was notified by the Oklahoma Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center in regards to possible computer crimes by 40-year-old David Prince, who is a chaplain and associate pastor in McAlester. Officials say on November 6, the OSBI ICAC unit, along with other law enforcement agencies, served a search warrant at Prince’s …

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Anti-Vax Homocon Texas GOP Candidate Arrested On Child Porn Charges Hours Before City Council Election

Fort Worth’s Fox affiliate reports: A Granbury city council candidate was arrested on Monday on accusations of possession of child pornography. Brad Benson, the Deputy Fire Marshal and small businessman was taken into custody on Monday morning. Benson faces two counts of possession of child pornography, a first degree felony. “Based on the limited information available, it is our understanding …

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NC Baptist Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Charlotte’s CBS affiliate reports: A pastor at a Caldwell County church is facing child sex charges after the execution of recent search warrants. Investigators served warrants against 51-year-old Ashley James Crouse on Nov. 3, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said. Both deputies and agents with the NC State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) participated in the searches. Officials said both Crouse’s …

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Texas Youth Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Odessa, Texas’s CBS affiliate reports: Corey White, 33, a former youth pastor at Redeemer Midland was arrested on Oct. 23, and charged with Access with Intent to View Child Sexual Abuse Materials (CSAM)/child pornographic materials. According to an email shared with CBS7, White was fired from the church following his arrest. The email also stated that the church would be …

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Ex-North Dakota GOP Senator Indicted For Child Porn

Fargo’s Fox affiliate reports: Raymond E. Holmberg, who was North Dakota’s, and one of the nation’s longest-serving state senators until he resigned last spring, has been indicted on federal child pornography charges. The charges, filed October 26 and unsealed Monday, come two years after police and federal agents raided the 79-year-old’s home in Grand Forks after an investigation showed Holmberg …

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Imprisoned Megachurch Pastor Charged With Child Porn

Via press release from the Justice Department: A federal grand jury today charged the leader of the Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo megachurch with two felony counts alleging he produced and possessed child sexual abuse material (CSAM) depicting a 16-year-old victim. Naasón Joaquín García, 54, previously served as a minister for the church in Santa Ana and, from December 2014, …

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Soldier Who Crossed DMZ Charged With Child Porn

CBS News reports: Travis King, the U.S. soldier who crossed into North Korea from South Korea earlier this year, has been charged by the Army with several crimes, including desertion, assaulting other soldiers and officers, and soliciting and possessing child pornography. King faces eight total charges, which also include making false statements and disobeying superior officers. A conviction on a …

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MS “Media Minister” Arrested On Child Porn Charges

The Mississippi Sun-Herald reports: A computer software developer and “Media Ministry” member at a Mississippi Coast church faces federal charges for distributing and possessing child pornography, court papers say. Cameron “Cam” Cotrill, 66, of Vancleave, is jailed without bond pending trial in January. Federal authorities allege he had accessed 9,900 sexually explicit images of children engaged in sex acts on …

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Pennsylvania Priest Arrested On 31 Child Porn Counts

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports: A priest who was placed on leave by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in 2017 due to a claim of abusing a minor being made against him was arrested on child pornography charges earlier this week. The Rev. Anthony Petracca Jr., 67, from Allegheny Township, Blair County, faces 31 felony counts of possession of child …

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Baptist Pastor Gets 10-23 Years For Making Child Porn

Manchester’s ABC affiliate reports: The former pastor of a Nashua church is on his way to prison after pleading guilty Thursday to the manufacture and possession of child sex abuse images. Stephen Bates, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of the manufacture of child sex abuse images and 10 counts of possession of such images. Bates was pastor at the …

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