Related News: Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges.

Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He was being held in the city of Natal to await extradition to face charges in the U.S.

Bernard, who faces 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, was on the most-wanted list of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Deputies arrest man accused of exposing himself to middle-schoolers in Tuscaloosa County in November

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Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man Monday and charged him with indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to middle-schoolers in Ralph, Ala. last fall.

Sgt. Alex Miles said Collins-Riverside Middle School notified the sheriff’s office in November that an unknown man had exposed himself to several female students there.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Virginia high school students allegedly took nude pictures of female classmates, shared them online: officials

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A group of students at a northern Virginia high school are being investigated for using Dropbox as a makeshift porn site by sharing nude pictures of their female classmates, officials said.

The Fairfax County home of at least one McLean High School student was searched after a tipster alerted authorities that dozens of explicit photos of students — most of whom were underage — had been uploaded to the file hosting site, WTTG-TV reported.

It was not immediately clear if any of the teenaged girls in the pictures were aware that they had been photographed.

Source: NY Daily News

Related News: Facebook sued for allegedly making private messages into public “Likes”

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Facebook sued for allegedly making private messages into public “Likes”.

Facebook is being sued by two users for intercepting the “content of the users’ communications,” including private messages, with the intent to “mine user data and profit from those data by sharing them with third parties—namely, advertisers, marketers, and other data aggregators.” The plaintiffs argue in a December 30 class action complaint that Facebook’s use of the word “private” in relation to its messaging system is misleading given the way the company treats the info contained within those messages.

Many of the allegations in this case are based on research done in 2012 by the Wall Street Journal for a series of articles about digital privacy. Facebook is far from the first company to use private messages to mint money. Gmail continues to be dinged for creating text ads based off of the content of e-mails ten years after the ads were first introduced. (And Gmail has been sued for that, too.)

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Man arrested for enticing a child in Madison

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Madison Police arrested a Huntsville man who was allegedly trying to lure a child Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the area of Michael Avenue around 7:30 a.m. to investigate a man who was reported trying to lure the 12-year-old girl while she was walking to the bus stop.

Source: WSFA