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Putnam attorney charged in federal court for alleged child pornography – Charleston Gazette

A Putnam County attorney will attend his own preliminary hearing on Thursday, less than a week after he was arrested for the “receipt of child pornography.” 

Attorney Stephen Craig Sluss stored several graphic videos of girls between the ages of 5 and 7 on his home computer, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

He operates a law office in Hurricane, and he served as a public official in Kanawha and Putnam County for years. 

West Virginia State Police began an investigation after Chatstep, an online chatting service, reported a user to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

The user, “mckicker40,” was later determined to be Sluss, the affidavit states. 

Sluss allegedly uploaded an explicit image of a teenage girl to the website on May 13. The website is free and anonymous, which makes “photo sharing very easy,” according to the affidavit. 

Investigators apparently tracked

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Central New York child porn victim walks jury through abuse

Editor’s Note: This article on the rare testimony of a child pornography victim contains graphic descriptions. Its content may be upsetting to some readers.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Two little kids play in a bath tub. It appears to be an innocent scene, one familiar to many families.

Then a man’s voice can be heard from behind the video camera. He sounds playful and uses baby talk.

“You’re silly,” he tells the boy and girl, both around 5 or 6 years old.

Then he begins to direct: Stand up. Turn around. Bend over. No, I can’t see you like that. Move to the side. Lay down. Lay back all the way. Move your leg. Put your feet down.

The video plays from courtroom monitors obscured from the public’s view during trial at the James Hanley Federal Building today.

A juror holds her hand over her mouth. Others clutch their chests.

The girl in the video, now in her

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Putnam County lawyer facing child pornography charge – WSAZ

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A Putnam County lawyer is facing a charge in federal court for a child pornography offense.

According to a federal indictment, Stephen Sluss is charged with receipt of child pornography.

The investigation began in May after an online group chat site alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that user had uploaded an image of possible child porn.

The report ID’d the user name and the user’s IP address.

The address came back as being from Scott Depot.

Later in May, information was gathered from a subpoena for information relating to the user name on the report.

According to the indictment, the subscriber of the IP address when the image was uploaded belonged to Stephen Sluss, Attorney at Law located in the 300 block of Beechwood Estates in Scott Depot.

A special agent went to the location in June where Sluss admitted

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Rushville man arrested on child pornography charges

GREENSBURG – A Rushville man was arrested Friday on two charges of possession of child pornography, following an investigation that began with a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in November of 2016, according to police and court records.

Joseph G. Yantiss, 30, was arrested by GPD officers Friday after a year-long investigation concluded. The investigation began last year when a cyber tip from the NCMEC determined that 34 images/videos had been uploaded to a Dropbox account associated with the email address jyantiss1@yahoo.com. The account was reportedly linked to a screen name Brittany Brown.

ISP Detective Ginger Marshall, who works with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, led the investigation. Marshall was able to track Yantiss down to Rushville through internet records and the phone number attached to the email account. While searching for Yantiss, Marshall’s report indicates she also discovered that he had been

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Rushville man arrested on child pornography charges

GREENSBURG – A Rushville man was arrested Friday on two charges of possession of child pornography, following an investigation that began with a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in November of 2016, according to police and court records.

Joseph G. Yantiss, 30, was arrested by GPD officers Friday after a year-long investigation concluded. The investigation began last year when a cyber tip from the NCMEC determined that 34 images/videos had been uploaded to a Dropbox account associated with the email address jyantiss1@yahoo.com. The account was reportedly linked to a screen name Brittany Brown.

ISP Detective Ginger Marshall, who works with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, led the investigation. Marshall was able to track Yantiss down to Rushville through internet records and the phone number attached to the email account. While searching for Yantiss, Marshall’s report indicates she also discovered that he had been

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Bethlehem man sent nude photos online to teen; solicited her for sex

Bethlehem police say a man is charged after he sent several nude photos online to a teen girl and solicited her for sex, according to Northampton County Court records.

Victor J. Cueto, 24, who lives in the 1100 block of Hanover Avenue in Allentown, is charged with attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a cellphone. Cueto is in jail under $150,000 bail.

According to court records filed by Detective Michael DiLuzio with the department’s internet crimes against children unit:

On Dec. 6, the department was contacted with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. An agent with that agency told Bethlehem police that several Facebook messages were sent to a 15-year-old girl in Bethlehem from a man that were “sexually suggestive.”

The photos included several nude photos of a man later identified as Cueto,

Read more at: http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20171211/bethlehem-man-sent-nude-photos-online-to-teen-solicited-her-for-sex

Huntsville Man Faces 100 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography


HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) — A Huntsville man has pleaded not guilty to possessing more than 100 digital files involving child pornography.

Charles Roach was arrested Sept. 28 after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that child pornography had been downloaded from a Facebook Messenger account.

Deputies spoke to Roach after discovering his Facebook account had a similar name and photo as the suspected account, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Deputies then verified Roach’s cell number matched the number from the tip.

Roach, 48, allowed deputies to search his phone, which held 100 videos and more than 9,000 images — 90 percent of which were pornographic, according to the affidavit.

Deputies said they found 37 videos and 60 images involving children.

Roach was being held Monday (Dec.

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National center joins search for missing Fluvanna County teen

FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Officials are asking for help to find a missing teen from the Bremo Bluff area.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 17-year-old Caylie Fleming was last seen on April 20.

She may be in the areas of Charlottesville or Madison.

Fleming is 5-foot-3 and weighs about 130 pounds. She has sandy colored hair and green eyes.

This is not the first time she has been reported missing. Last summer, Fleming was found in Danville after she ran away.

Anyone with information about her current whereabouts is asked to call the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 589-8211 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.

Read more at: http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/National-center-joins-search-for-missing-Fluvanna-County-teen-463473713.html

Ex-Macomb board spokesman sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges



Former high-profile media relations executive Philip Frame was sentenced Monday to serve 10 years in prison for having an enormous amount of child pornography materials in his Shelby Township condominium.

Frame, who had been free on personal bond, was immediately taken into custody following his sentencing before Judge John Corbett OMeara in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

In court documents, federal prosecutors called Frames collection of child pornography disturbing and said a search of his email account showed he shared the materials with others.

These images depict the

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