Related News: Official: Teacher secretly taped kindergartners in bathroom

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An Ohio teacher secretly recorded his kindergarten students using a tiny spy camera hung inside his classroom’s bathroom, prosecutors said Saturday.

Dozens of videos of students were found on the computer of Elliot Gornall, 32, a former teacher at the elementary school in Loudonville who resigned last year after being charged in another case, Ashland County Prosecutor Chris Tunnell said.

“The thought that a previously trusted kindergarten teacher would take advantage of young children in this way is horrifying,” Tunnell said in a statement announcing the charges.

Gornall faces 25 felony charges: 23 counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance and two counts of attempting the same crime. Twenty-five kindergartners were recorded, Tunnell said.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Probation revocation sought for child porn suspect

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An alias warrant for arrest has been issued against a former Dothan firefighter after police recently arrested him on child solicitation and porn charges.

Court records show Houston County Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim issued an alias warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Clarence Ray Griffith III in connection to a probation violation for methamphetamine making and possession convictions in his court.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Former US cybersecurity official gets 25 years for child porn charges

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On Monday, a federal judge in Nebraska sentenced the former acting director of cybersecurity for the US Department of Health and Human Services to 25 years in prison on child porn charges.

Timothy DeFoggi, who was convicted back in August 2014, is the sixth person to be convicted in relations to a Nebraska-based child porn Tor-enable website known as PedoBook. That site’s administrator, Aaron McGrath, was sentenced to 20 years last year by the same judge. McGrath famously did not have an administrator password, a mistake that federal investigators were easily able to make use of.

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Webb man gets life sentence in sex assault case

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A Webb man received a life prison sentence on Friday for multiple sexual assault-related charges involving a girl under the age of 12.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Former acting HHS cyber director convicted on child porn charges

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A federal jury in Nebraska on Tuesday convicted Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), on child pornography charges.

DeFoggi, one of several persons nabbed in an ongoing FBI investigation of three child porn websites, is the sixth person convicted, according to a Justice Department announcement. He was convicted on seven counts, including engaging in a child exploitation enterprise as well as in conspiracy to advertise and distribute child porn and accessing a computer with intent to view child porn.

Source: SC Magazine

Related News: Auburn associate pastor charged with sexual abuse

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A longtime associate pastor at Believers Church in Auburn has been arrested on child sex abuse charges.

His arrest in May got him kicked out of the church where he had been for 30 years.  Lee County Sheriff’s detectives say the two adult victims came forward in April to report they were abused in the early 1990’s.

Every Sunday, for nearly 30 years at Believers Church on Moore’s Mill Road, 53-year-old John Sluder, an associate pastor, would play guitar during services.

“People have shed tears because of what he appeared to be, a gentle old man.  So yes, we were very shocked,” said attorney Ben Hand.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Army soldier charged with child solicitation

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Hartford police made their second arrest within a three-day period as part of an ongoing child solicitation investigation called Operation Guardian Angel.

Assistant Hartford Police Chief Ben Berry said police arrested Jabier Martinez, 26, of Dothan, Friday night, and charged him with two sexual assault-related felony charges.

Source: Dothan Eagle