An eight-month investigation by ICE, the FBI, Secret Service, and local law enforcement agencies including Los Angeles police departments and Ventura County Sheriff’s has nabbed 55 men who were trading child pornography on peer-to-peer networks.
Eric Standefer, 50, a middle school teacher who taught music and history, pleaded guilty to possessing thousands of images and 60 movies of children being sexually abused and was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison yesterday.
Marcel Schneider, 25, a program director and instructor at the Family Martial Arts Center in Ronkonkoma, New York, was charged with promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child after a search warrant on his home turned
Suzanne McDonald, 40, of Sydney, Australia, was caught with more than 2,000 child rape images and 150 child sexual assault videos, “horrific material of the worst kind”, including a video of a young girl trying to fight off a rapist but not succeeding. As is
Robert Metz, 54, of Bradenton, Florida specialized in producing, collecting, and trading images of infants being horrifically sexually abused. He also admitted to raping his own children, even when they were infants, and photographing the abuse.
Scott M. Brown, 42, of Decatur, Illinois, a gym teacher and former coach, was charged with five counts of child pornography possession. According to court documents, Brown used a file sharing software program to obtain images of children being sexually
While being questioned at the IBM office where he worked providing information technology services to the Department of Homeland Security, North admitted “he was the only person with access to the computer and that agents would find the child pornography on the
Ohio Detective Cathy Bickford was working undercover on the Internet when a predator started sexually abusing a 3-year-old child on webcam. According to CantonRep.com, “I could not get to the keyboard fast enough. It was the most horrifying feeling that I’ve ever
Michael Mance, II, 50, of Orlando, Florida, was arrested when a child pornography investigators followed the trail of child exploitation to Mance’s home. When members of the Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit and Orange County Sheriff’s Department questioned Mance,
Scott Wathen, 30, of Blair, Wisconisn, was discovered with videos of children as young as two being raped on his computer. Despite the heinous nature of this crime, and the fact that government studies show a nearly one-to-one correlation between using child