Category Archives: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Statewide sex-trafficking ring operating in Fort Worth shut down with eight arrests

Some of the girls were recruited on Facebook and Instagram.

The seven girls and women ranged in age from 16 to 36. Their pimps charged $100 for a half-hour of sex, according to federal court records.

The pimps provided condoms, lubricants, rooms and cellphones, and used threats, violence, sexual assault and intimidation to control the victims, court records state. In one incident, a pimp punched a girl and forced her to remove her clothing while threatening to shoot another girl, federal agents said.

And Room 222 at a Super 8 motel in Fort Worth was a favorite spot in what federal agents called a statewide sex-trafficking operation that included young teens.

But federal officials said Tuesday that the operation has been shut down with the arrest of eight men, three of them brothers.

Each suspect faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. If convicted, they face a maximum of life in

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article179323426.html

YCSO searches for 3 runaway teenage girls

Three girls, ages 14, 15 and 17, left the Dewey campus of Mingus Mountain Girls Academy on Sunday, Oct. 15, and haven’t been located, Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.

The facility is a residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls.

Academy staff spotted the three runaways on the Mortimer Farm property at the junctions of highways 69 and 169 about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, D’Evelyn said, but they eluded the staff members.

“It is possible a boyfriend of one of the runaways intended to pick up the group in the Phoenix area, so they may have headed that direction,” D’Evelyn said.

The runaways are:

• Amber Bryant-Williams, 14. She’s African-American, with black hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, and has a pierced nose. She was last seen wearing dark leggings and a denim jacket.

• Kristen Rempp is 17. She’s white, with blonde hair

Read more at: http://www.pvtrib.com/news/2017/oct/16/ycso-searches-3-runaway-teenage-girls/

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Installs State-of-the-Art Newborn Safety System

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:29 pm

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Installs State-of-the-Art Newborn Safety System


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‘Dish It Out’ to raise funds for NCMEC

Local chefs will go head to head in a cooking competition to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Buffalo office, according to NCMEC.

The event, “Dish It Out,” is being held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road in Depew, and is one of the organization’s two main fundraisers.

Monies raised from the event will stay local and go toward supporting critical abduction-prevention education services for parents, children, law enforcement and other professionals, as well as internet safety education and case assistance to families and law enforcement on missing children’s cases, according to David Capretto, chairman of the event with his wife, Stacey.

“Dish It Out” will include a variety of auctions with items that include spa services, jewelry and four tickets to see a New York Yankees game, including on-field passes during batting practice, and a $250 Visa gift card. Bidders

Read more at: http://www.kentonbee.com/news/2017-10-18/Local_News/Dish_It_Out_to_raise_funds_for_NCMEC.html

TEXAS DIGEST: A third of Rockport might not be rebuilt – Austin American

Federal authorities have arrested eight men in North Texas on charges they sold women, including at least three juveniles, to have sex with men who had responded to online advertising.

Read more at: http://www.statesman.com/news/state--regional/texas-digest-third-rockport-might-not-rebuilt/PhYHF04wUJ8yVHPNgRZsPL/

Investigators looking for Hephzibah runaway teen – WRDW

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Investigators need your help in finding a runaway teen, last seen on November 30, 2016.

Jeremy Summerall, 16, is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Summerall, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5674 (1-800-THE-LOST) or contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080.

Read more at: http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/Investigators-looking-for-Hephzibah-runaway-teen-451320733.html

Statewide sex trafficking ring operating in Fort Worth shut down with eight arrests

Some of the girls were recruited on Facebook and Instagram.

The seven girls and women ranged in age from 16 to 36. Their pimps charged $100 for half an hour of sex, according to federal court records.

The pimps provided condoms, lubricants, rooms and cell phones, and used threats, violence, sexual assault and intimidation to control the girls and women, court records state. In one incident, a pimp punched a girl and forced her to remove all of clothing while threatening to shoot another girl, federal agents said.

And Room 222 at the Super 8 motel in Fort Worth was a favorite spot in what federal agents called a statewide sex trafficking operation that included young teens.

But federal officials said Tuesday the operation has been shut down with the arrest of eight men, three of them brothers.

Each suspect faces a federal charge of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. If convicted, they face a

Read more at: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article179323426.html

Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges

Bradley Christopher Alsaker, 33, was arraigned Monday in Swift County District Court on the 13 felony charges. His next court appearance will be Dec. 18 in Benson.

Alsaker also faces a felony charge for possessing firearms after being convicted of a crime. According to court records, along with a juvenile second-degree assault charge, Alsaker has a 2008 conviction for domestic assault and a 2006 conviction for criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree, non-consensual contact.

Alsaker has been released on his personal recognizance with conditions since he was first charged with the solicitation charges in June.

Alsaker has previously served as rink manager and hockey coach in Benson and was on the board of the Benson Hockey Association when he was charged.

The Swift County Monitor News reported this summer that the Benson Hockey Association, Morris Hockey Association, and Morris-Benson Hockey Association issued a joint statement terminating Alsaker’s employment and reporting that Minnesota and

Read more at: http://www.echopress.com/news/4344684-former-minn-hockey-coach-faces-11-child-pornography-charges

Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges

Bradley Christopher Alsaker, 33, was arraigned Monday in Swift County District Court on the 13 felony charges. His next court appearance will be Dec. 18 in Benson.

Alsaker also faces a felony charge for possessing firearms after being convicted of a crime. According to court records, along with a juvenile second-degree assault charge, Alsaker has a 2008 conviction for domestic assault and a 2006 conviction for criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree, non-consensual contact.

Alsaker has been released on his personal recognizance with conditions since he was first charged with the solicitation charges in June.

Alsaker has previously served as rink manager and hockey coach in Benson and was on the board of the Benson Hockey Association when he was charged.

The Swift County Monitor News reported this summer that the Benson Hockey Association, Morris Hockey Association, and Morris-Benson Hockey Association issued a joint statement terminating Alsaker’s employment and reporting that Minnesota and

Read more at: http://www.dl-online.com/news/4344684-former-minn-hockey-coach-faces-11-child-pornography-charges

Aurora Man Solicited Girls For Child Porn, Told Victim He’d Shoot Her: Feds

AURORA, IL — An Aurora man faces decades in prison on child porn charges after federal authorities claim he chatted with young girls online, asking them to send explicit photos — and threatening violence if they didn’t. Richard Barnett, 39, was arrested Monday after federal authorities seized multiple electronic devices and several firearms during a court-ordered search at his Aurora home.

Barnett is accused of using the screen name “davidbanks1014” to talk to underage girls no the social media platform musical.ly, enticing them to produce pornographic images of themselves and send them to him, according to a complaint filed in federal court in Chicago. Some victims told police that “davidbanks1014” claimed to be just 13 years old.

Barnett is also accused of threatening to physically harm at least one of the girls, telling one victim that he would shoot her if she didn’t comply with his demands to send sexually explicit photos,

Read more at: https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/aurora-man-solicited-girls-child-porn-told-victim-hed-shoot-her-feds