Related News: Judge Orders Microsoft to Turn Over Customer Data Stored Abroad

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Microsoft must turn over a customer’s emails and other account information stored in a data center in Ireland to the U.S. government, a judge ruled on Thursday, in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

Microsoft and other U.S. companies had challenged the warrant, arguing it improperly extended the authority of federal prosecutors to seize customer information held in foreign countries.

Following a two-hour court hearing in New York, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska said a search warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge required the company to hand over any data it controlled, regardless of where it was stored.

Source: Re/code

Related News: Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults while volunteering in Kenya

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In April, Matthew Lane Durham volunteered his time at a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya, which recruited people from Oklahoma churches to provide food, housing and clothes to neglected kids in the African nation.

But federal prosecutors accuse the 19-year-old Edmond, Oklahoma, resident of performing sexual acts on as many as 10 children during his time there.

Source: CNN

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.

Source: DFI News

Related News: Florence woman indicted on more than 100 federal charges of producing child pornography; husband indicted on 51 counts

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A Florence couple was indicted last week on more than 100 charges related to exploiting a minor child in their custody to produce child pornography.

The charges against Patricia Allana Ayers, 34, and her husband, Matthew David Ayers, 42, were outlined in a 107-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Birmingham.

Investigators found the couple in possession of 53 pornographic images of the child produced between the summer of 2010 and January 2013.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Man arrested in connection with sex tourism business

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A former Florida resident accused of running a sex tourism business on Craigslist was arrested in Huntsville. Federal agents picked up 50-year-old Patrick Minga at a home on Steeplechase Drive.

Investigators said they spotted an ad by Minga that said he would arrange lodging, transportation, meals, and unlimited access to girls under the age of 13 in Ecuador and Colombia for a price.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Headland man to plead guilty in child porn case

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A Headland man recently submitted a request to withdraw his not guilty plea on multiple federal child pornography-related charges in exchange for a guilty plea.

Federal court records show Matthew Bryon Philmon submitted the request earlier this week in federal court to change his plea on a two-count felony indictment involving the distribution and possession of child pornography.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Ex-PTA president accused of making child porn at Washington elementary school

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A Washington man is facing federal child pornography charges after allegedly recording and posting online the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl at an elementary school where he was once the PTA president.

Federal prosecutors say David M. Navarro, 37, shot a cellphone video of the girl performing oral sex at Belfair Elementary School — and shared it on the web.

Source: CNN

Related News: Enterprise man faces federal child porn charges

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An Enterprise man faces multiple felony child pornography related charges after agents with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him on Wednesday.

Federal court records show agents arrested Vernon Wayne Smith Jr., 43, and charged him as part of a five-count felony indictment.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Two Wiregrass men plead guilty to federal child porn charges

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Two Wiregrass men recently pleaded guilty to unrelated federal child porn-related charges.

In the first case, Joseph Kyle Edberg, who was originally charged with a 12-count felony indictment involving the receiving of child pornography and the possession of child pornography, pleaded guilty earlier this week to a reduced charge of a single felony count of possessing child pornography.
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Edberg, who will be sentenced at a later date, faces not more than 10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000. Federal court records show Edberg remains released on bail until his sentencing hearing.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Clayton man faces federal child enticement charge

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A Clayton man captured as part of nationwide manhunt during a teenage abduction was in federal court Wednesday on additional charges recently filed against him regarding the sexual enticement of a minor.

Federal court records show Charles Dean Partin was arraigned Wednesday on a two-count felony indictment recently returned against him.

Source: Dothan Eagle