Related News: Andy man gets 16-year prison stint for child sex crimes

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An Andalusia man was sentenced in federal court Friday to more than 16 years in prison for traveling to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old boy in April.

David Daniel Hicks, Jr., 42, of Andalusia, must serve 200 months in prison for the use of a facility of interstate commerce to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity, interstate travel for illicit sexual conduct, and production of child pornography, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

Hicks was also sentenced to a lifetime term of supervised release after his incarceration;  to register as a sex offender; to complete sex offender treatment; to submit to monitoring of any computer or electronic accounts; to avoid unsupervised contact with children; and to inform future employers of his convictions.

Source: Andalusia Star News

Related News: Felony Examination Set for Man Accused of Numerous Child Pornography Charges

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A man accused of several child pornography-related offenses has had his felony examination set.

Carl Phillip Herold, 32, has been charged with Permitting a Child to Engage in Pornography, Production of Pornography with Minors, and Dissemination/Display of Child Pornography.

Source: WHNT

Related News: Saraland man accused of sexually abusing child, making child pornography

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A 34-year-old man turned himself in to authorities Monday after Saraland police say he had inappropriate contact with a young child and produced child pornography.

Police started looking into William Scott Cunningham, of Saraland, during an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation, said Cpl. Arlan Gaines, public information officer for the Saraland Police Department. The program is funded through federal grants and aimed at catching online sex predators.

Source: AL.com

Related News: 4 dead in triple-murder suicide pact linked to child porn probe, police say

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In a mystery straddling two states, three men and a woman were found dead of shotgun blasts in north Alabama after two of them were targeted in a Tennessee child pornography investigation, police say.

It’s being called a triple murder-suicide pact, as it appears the shooter killed his sister, former brother-in-law and friend before turning the 12-gauge on himself.

It’s unclear why they were in Alabama and why two of the four chose to take part in the pact.

Source: CNN

Related News: Massachusetts man plotted to kill and eat children, feds say

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 A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.

Geoffrey Portway pleaded guilty in May to distribution and possession of child pornography and solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to court documents. He is scheduled to be sentenced on September 17.

Source: CNN

Related News: Enterprise man gets over six years for child pornography

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An Enterprise man recently received a 78-month federal prison sentence for the possession of child pornography.

Federal court records show U.S. Judge Mark Fuller sentenced Shawn Patrick Douglas to serve 78 months, or more than six years, in federal prison. Douglas pleaded guilty in March to the felony possession of child pornography charge.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: 2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self after alleged rape

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Two 18-year-old men face child pornography charges in connection with the case of a 17-year-old girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied online, Canadian authorities said Thursday evening.

A police statement did not provide details, but the family of Rehtaeh Parsons has said she developed suicidal thoughts after she was sexually assaulted in 2011 and a picture of the incident was shared by phone and online.

Source: CNN

Related News: Dothan pair faces child porn charges

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Two Dothan residents face multiple counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation into online solicitation of child pornography.

Samantha Bryant, 30, and Ellison Ray Dooling, 51, both of S. Oates Street, are facing 44 counts each of possession of child pornography. Bryant and Dooling were arrested on Friday.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Sweep snares 255 suspected child predators, rescues 61 children, officials say

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Law enforcement officials announced Monday that a recent five-week sweep snared more than 250 suspected child predators, including nine teachers and three clergymen.

Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton said that 255 child predators were arrested and 61 child victims were rescued in so-called “Operation iGuardian,” which targeted online sexual abusers as well as those who possess, produce or trade child pornography.

Morton said that the international investigation, which ran from May 28 to June 30, revealed that online sexual abuse is pervasive and growing.

Source: NBC News

Related News: Fugitive on ‘Most Wanted’ list returned to U.S.

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A suspected child predator who was a “most-wanted” fugitive when captured in Nicaragua appeared in federal court on Tuesday where he confirmed his identity and was ordered held.

Eric Toth, 31, a former private school teacher and camp counselor, entered no plea to charges of possession and production of child pornography.

Source: CNN