Related News: City fire captain accused of installing spy gear to produce child porn

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A small-town California fire captain resigned Wednesday, days after his arrest on allegations connected to the clandestine installation of spy gear to video record a minor in the bathroom.

Mark McLeod Wygant, the former fire captain of South Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is also said to have possessed as many as 100 videos of the young girl, who was 12, according to court documents (PDF). The defendant, who is being held without bail, installed as many as four spy cameras “for the purpose of recording her nude from multiple angles,” the FBI said in an affidavit.

Source: Ars Technica

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.

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Related News: Felony exam set for janitor accused of producing child porn

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A janitor accused of producing child porn and placing hidden cameras in businesses is scheduled for a felony exam Wednesday.

Jeremy Nelson will be appointed a court attorney at the time of the exam and the judge will decide if it will go to a grand jury.

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Related News: Gmail spots child porn, resulting in arrest

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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

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Related News: California Authorities Arrest 275 Child Predators

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A monthlong national effort to capture sex predators led to 275 arrests in Southern California that included a teaching assistant for special needs kids, a retired sheriff’s deputy and a U.S. Army soldier, authorities said Thursday.

The effort dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” involved dozens of local, state and federal authorities throughout the month of May who targeted sex offenders, child sex traffickers, pimps, child porn traders and sex tourists traveling abroad.

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Related News: Google blocks child porn in 100,000 searches, plans filter for YouTube

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt today said his company’s search engine has made it far more difficult to find images of child pornography and that Google is developing a technology that will identify children being abused in YouTube videos.

“While no algorithm is perfect—and Google cannot prevent pedophiles adding new images to the Web—these changes have cleaned up the results for over 100,000 queries that might be related to the sexual abuse of kids,” Schmidt wrote in the UK-based Daily Mail.

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Related News: Canada says 386 kids rescued in child porn bust

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A sweeping child pornography investigation has led to the rescue of 386 children around the world and the arrest of 348 people, Canadian police said Thursday.

Toronto police describe the Project Spade operation as one of the largest child porn busts they’ve ever seen.

“It is alleged that officers seized hundreds of thousands of videos detailing horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst that they have ever viewed,” Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins said.

Source: MSN News