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Child Porn Caused Closure of New Mexico Observatory

After laptop was seized, janitor warned of 'serial killer'

(Newser) - After the Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico mysteriously closed for 11 days , citing unspecified "security concerns," rumors of alien sightings or other strange cosmic goings-on proliferated. But the real reason was apparently the disturbing behavior of an Earthling janitor, reports the Albuquerque Journal . According to a federal... More »

Feds Say Man Posed as Prince in Order to Get Explicit Photos

David Milliner pleaded not guilty to child porn charges

(Newser) - A Philadelphia man pretended to be a prince in an elaborate catfishing scheme to get young boys to send them explicit photographs of themselves, according to federal authorities. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 49-year-old David Milliner pleaded not guilty to child pornography charges during a court hearing Thursday. Prosecutors said Milliner... More »

Advocate for Kids Accused in 'Sickening' Case

FBI accuses Joel Davis of 'the highest degree of hypocrisy'

(Newser) - His public push to end sexual violence against children was so significant it reportedly nabbed him a nomination for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. Joel Davis' private actions couldn't have been more contradictory, say police. The 22-year-old Columbia University student, who started Youth to End Sexual Violence before becoming... More »

Ex-CIA Worker Charged: He 'Utterly Betrayed This Nation'

Joshua Adam Schulte hit with 13-count indictment, with charges including stealing classified info

(Newser) - A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte of Manhattan was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury,... More »

He Got HIV on Purpose. What He Planned Was Even Worse

Stephen Koch tells judge he wanted to infect others

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Arkansas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after admitting he purposefully contracted HIV with the goal of infecting others. Stephen Koch of Scranton was initially arrested on drug charges, though an informant later told police Koch was also viewing child pornography. A subsequent search of... More »

How a Few Files Could Endanger All of Bitcoin

Study suggests child porn-related content in blockchain could make it illegal to possess

(Newser) - For anyone who carefully tracks bitcoin, Tuesday brought the good with the bad. On a positive note, the cryptocurrency's value topped $9,000, up from a weekend low of $7,335, reports CNBC . On a more dour note comes the news that child abuse photos are lurking within its... More »

Fogle: Judge With Teen Daughters Is Biased

He wants her to recuse herself from his case

(Newser) - "He who represents himself has a fool for a client," according to an old saying that Jared Fogle isn't doing much to disprove. The former Subway pitchman, who is serving a 15-year sentence for child pornography and child prostitution, has filed a bizarre appeal arguing that the... More »

Bath-Time Pics Got Their Kids Taken Away. Now a Ruling

Judges find social workers violated parents' rights

(Newser) - Their daughters were taken away from them; their friends and family were questioned about them molesting children; and on Tuesday—a decade later—AJ and Lisa Demaree received some amount of justice. It started when the Demarees went to a Walmart in Arizona to get more than 100 photos from... More »

Facebook Sex Video Triggers Child Porn Charges for 1,004

Sex between 15-year-olds is legal, but sharing video of it is considered distributing child porn

(Newser) - The two videos tallied up to 59 seconds and could "ruin my life," says one 19-year-old. She doesn't appear in the footage, but was one of 1,004 people—996 of them between the ages of 15 and 24—notified Monday that they face preliminary charges for... More »

Jared Fogle's Attempt to Represent Himself Flops

Ex-Subway pitchman's motion is rejected

(Newser) - Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's pricey team of lawyers couldn't get him out of sex and child pornography convictions; neither, it seems, could Jared Fogle. The federal prison inmate learned on Wednesday that his effort to get those convictions overturned—via a Nov. 6 motion he filed "pro... More »

Vegas Shooter's Brother Arrested

Police believe Bruce Paddock possesses child porn

(Newser) - One brother of the Las Vegas shooter is in police custody himself, suspected of possessing child pornography, the AP reports. Bruce Paddock, 58, was arrested Wednesday while he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, NBC News reports. Bruce Paddock told news outlets after the... More »

Cops: Track Coach Tried to Transmit HIV to Students

He's accused of sexually abusing 42 kids

(Newser) - The number of victims believed to have been abused by a track coach and school aide in Maryland has almost doubled: A 206-count indictment made public this week accuses 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell of abusing 42 boys between May 2015 and June 2017, Fox News reports. In July, he was... More »

Vatican Diplomat Recalled Amid Child Porn Investigation

US officials asked high-ranking priest to be charged with child porn possession

(Newser) - A high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after US prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation, the AP reports. The diplomat was suspected of possessing child pornography including images of pre-pubescent children, a US... More »

Priest Blames Child Porn on God Making Him Lose at Poker

Fr. Kevin Gugliotta says he wanted to get back at God

(Newser) - A New Jersey priest was sentenced to up to two years in prison Thursday for uploading child pornography to his computer, the New York Daily News reports. But don't worry—he says he only did it to punish God for making him lose at poker. According to WNEP , Fr.... More »

Elderly Brothers Arrested After Relative Makes Disturbing Find

Cops uncover staggering amount of child porn

(Newser) - Neighbors say they thought three elderly brothers who shared a home in Seattle were weird but harmless. What police have found in the home, however, suggests that the Emery brothers were extremely disturbed and potentially dangerous individuals. Police say former Seattle Children's Hospital janitor Charles Emery, 82; Thomas Emery,... More »

YouTube Sensation Hit With Child Porn Charges

Austin Jones is facing 30 years in prison

(Newser) - An Internet singing sensation with hundreds of thousands of young fans was charged in federal court Tuesday with two counts of production of child pornography. Prosecutors in Chicago say 24-year-old Austin Jones, a pop singer who has nearly 550,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel , persuaded two underage female fans... More »

For 2 Years, PSA Told How to Hide Child Porn

Arizona's KAVV ends announcement after threats

(Newser) - An oldies country music radio station serving a rural Arizona area that aired a public service announcement for two years telling people how to hide potential evidence in child pornography cases has stopped doing so after advertisers received threats, the station's owner says. Paul Lotsof, owner of KAVV-FM in... More »

Navy SEAL Arrested on Child Porn, Molestation Charges

Gregory Seerden was being investigated on suspicion of rape

(Newser) - A Navy SEAL has been arrested after authorities say they found 78 images of apparent child pornography on his phone, including videos of the SEAL molesting a young girl while she slept, the Virginian-Pilot reports. According to the AP , Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Seerden was arrested April 3 in... More »

Former Philly Cop in Jail Until He Gives Up His Passwords

Francis Rawls is suspected of possessing hundreds of child sex abuse images

(Newser) - It's been a year and a half since former Philadelphia police sergeant Francis Rawls was issued a court decryption order, but he has yet to provide the passwords to two encrypted hard drives. On Friday, an appeals court upheld the September 2015 decision to hold him in contempt of... More »

Priest Arrested on Drug, Child Pornography Charges

Father Christopher King is the vicar of an Episcopal church in Long Island

(Newser) - A New York priest was removed from his parish home Friday evening after police allegedly found meth and child pornography inside, the New York Daily News reports. Acting on a tip, police conducted a search of Father Christopher King's home at St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church in Long... More »

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