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Related News: Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case

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A human trafficking suspect was arrested and two victims were recovered in Montgomery Monday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Theon Dontray Smith, 27, of South Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree human trafficking.

It is the first human trafficking case that the Montgomery Police Department has investigated since the state law was passed in 2010.

MPD Chief of Staff, Bryan Jurkofsky says the department received a call from out-of-state parents, which is what triggered the investigation.

“They received contact from their daughter, who said she was in Montgomery and asked for a welfare check,” Jurkofsky said. “Patrol units responded and identified two minor females and one adult male.”

Source: WSFA

Related News: Max Credit Union employee accused of sharing customer info on social media

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A social media firestorm involving a River Region credit union is burning after an alleged breach of customer privacy by a credit union employee. Max Credit Union customers are demanding answers after they claim an employee shared a customer’s personal information on Facebook.

The Senior VP of Marketing at Max Credit Union confirmed the credit union was alerted to the alleged incident last Thursday and that there is an investigation underway led by “legal authorities”. The Max employee has been placed on leave.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Trial underway for former Stanhope teacher accused of having sex with student

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The trial for former Stanhope Elmore High School teacher and track coach Jeffrey Stanton began on Wednesday.

“All the state of Alabama has to prove is that he was a teacher at Stanhope Elmore and she was a student and they had sexual intercourse, it specifically says consent is not a defense,” said Assistant District Attorney Mandy Johnson.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Bill would make cyber-bullying criminal act in AL

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An Alabama state senator wants to charge students with a crime if they’re caught cyber-bullying. State Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring Senate Bill 104. The legislation also requires teachers and other school employees to report any cyber-bullying they’re aware of.

According to SB 104, if you’re caught cyber-bullying, then you could face a Class-C misdemeanor.

Source: WSFA

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: Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges.

Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He was being held in the city of Natal to await extradition to face charges in the U.S.

Bernard, who faces 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, was on the most-wanted list of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Source: WSFA

Related News: The dangers of sexting: decoding your teens’ texts

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Teenagers are attached to their cell phones today like no other piece of technology in history.

Smartphones can do almost anything, from social media to shopping, calling and texting.

But when texting turns nasty, that’s when problems start. Texting becomes ‘sexting’ when the text becomes sexual in nature.

When Mike and Rebecca Ellis found out their son Cole, a straight-A student athlete, was involved in a sexting situation, they’ll be the first to admit they overreacted.

“First it was calm, then it got to be where it got aggressive in questioning, how did this all come about? I think in my role as leader of the household, I overstepped my boundaries as it relates to embarrassing Cole, his moral fiber and what he stood for; that was not my intention. If I could replay that day, that day would never have occurred,” said Mike Ellis.

Rebecca was shocked to learn Cole had been deleting sexts, hoping the messages and pictures would go away.

Source: WSFA