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: Man indicted for sex abuse

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An Opp man is back in jail on a bond of more than $2 million after being indicted by a grand jury on charges ranging from rape and sodomy to sexual abuse of a child.

Jerry Wayne Scofield, 59, of Opp, was taken into custody by Covington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Paige Spivey Monday. Scofield was originally jailed in December, after an unrelated case revealed he allegedly sexually abused a female relative for years. Scofield’s December arrest came after a months-long investigation, CCSO officials said at the time.

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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

Related News: Fmr. Selma teacher pleads guilty to sexual relations with students

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Former Selma High School teacher LaTangela Williams pleaded guilty in a Dallas County court Friday following an investigation last fall that led to charges against her for having sexual relations with two students. One of the alleged student was a basketball player for the high school.

As part of the plea deal, Williams will spend 14 months in jail and will have 3 years of probation. She is also required to seek counseling, must register as a sex offender, and can no longer teach.

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Related News: Dothan man arrested in child solicitation investigation

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The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a child solicitation investigation.

After a brief investigation, police arrested 42-year-old Rodney Reese, on Wednesday, when he arrived at a designated location where he thought he was meeting a 14-year-old female.

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Related News: Investigation busts online sex abuse ring targeting children in Philippines

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Investigators have busted an international pedophile ring that charged people money to watch live online broadcasts of Filipino children being sexually abused, authorities said.

Under way since 2012, the operation has resulted in the arrest of 29 people, 11 of them from the group in the Philippines that facilitated the abuse, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement Wednesday.

Some of the people who arranged for the abuse, which was filmed on webcams, were from the children’s own families, it said.

Source: CNN

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