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Ransomware Leaves Victims at Mercy of Child Porn Charges

Ransomware Attacks Smartphones, Downloads Child Porn, Can Lead to Child Porn Criminal Charges According to police, hackers have found a way to break into smartphones and extort the phones’ owners by downloading child pornography and threatening potential child porn charges. The new scam, involving a computer program called Ransomware, which is sent to smartphones along with child pornography – and the phones’ owners are unable to delete the images. After the images have been sent, according to police investigators, a message appears on the … [Read more...]

Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Estranged Husband

Indiana Woman Downloaded Child Porn to Frame Her Estranged Husband, Faces Jail Time On Monday, December 15th, an Indiana woman was sentenced to jail for downloading child porn in order to frame her estranged husband in a bizarre act of vengeance. The woman was sentenced to 6 months to two years for a felony conviction for downloading child pornography. She will also serve two years of probation for unsworn falsification to law enforcement officers. Reportedly, the woman called police when she found child porn images on her home computer in … [Read more...]

SC Men Enter Guilty Plea to Child Pornography Charges

Florence Resident Enters Guilty Plea to Child Pornography Charges in Federal Court A Florence, SC resident reportedly entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges in federal court, and will be sentenced at a later date. Andrew Stephen Jackson, 44, entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges in a federal court in Florence, according to a press release on Friday, June 20th. Possession of child pornography is a violation of federal legislation 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2). The judge accepted the guilty plea, but Jackson … [Read more...]

71 People Arrested for Internet Child Pornography

Citywide Busts Puts 71 People in Jail on Internet Child Pornography Charges Officials in New York said on Wednesday, May 21st, that a citywide bust had landed 71 people in jail on internet child pornography charges. The child pornography bust, named Operation Caireen, is described as the largest so far in the city’s history, landing 70 men and 1 woman in jail for trading child pornography anonymously over the internet. The child pornography bust also landed 600 computers, tablets, smartphones, and other devices, in the hands of federal … [Read more...]