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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...]

Supreme Court Says Child Pornographers Should Pay Victims

Supreme Court Ruling Says Child Pornographers Should Pay Restitutions to Victims, but Within Reason On Wednesday, April 23rd, the Supreme Court ruled that child pornographers must pay their victims restitutions for physical and emotional pain and suffering, but within reason. In the 5-4 decision, the federal justices landed on a compromise in the case of “Amy,” a woman who discovered that images of her rape when she was 8 and 9 years old had gone viral on the internet. Her uncle, who sexually abused her when she was young, later put the … [Read more...]

Student Teacher Arrested for Child Porn on his Computer

North Carolina New Teacher Arrested on Criminal Charges for Child Porn Found on his Computer North Carolina authorities say that a Mooresville man, who planned to become a student teacher next month, has been arrested on criminal charges after police found child porn on his computer. Michael John Bernatchez, 26, was arrested last week, the first week of December. He has been charged with seven counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. “At this point in the investigation, there is no indication of any student or school … [Read more...]

SC Man faces with Multiple Child Pornography Charges

SC Resident Found with Child Pornography on Harddrive, Faces 200 Years in Prison A man from Travelers Rest, South Carolina faces up to 200 years in prison after being arrested on multiple counts of child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. Walter Thomas Alexander was arrested and charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as sexual exploitation of a minor is a felony offense. The Travelers Rest Police … [Read more...]

Jon & Kate TV Editor Arrested for Child Porn Possession

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys Los Angeles, CA - A 56-year-old TV editor who worked on "Jon and Kate Plus 8" and other cable reality shows featuring kids has been charged with possession of child pornography. According to Yahoo News, documents obtained by RadarOnline say William Blankinship was arrested October 21 in North Carolina as part of an FBI sting.  He has been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Blankinship is a subcontractor for Figure 8 Films, and has worked on TLC shows including  "Jon and … [Read more...]