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Retired priest who fought against child sex abuse arrested for child pornography: report

Authorities say they found hundreds of images of child pornography and drugs in the home of a retired Boise priest, Catholic Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, on Friday.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/14/retired-priest-who-fought-against-child-sex-abuse-arrested-for-child-pornography-report.html

Retired priest who fought against child sex abuse arrested for child …

Authorities say they found hundreds of images of child pornography and drugs in the home of a retired Boise priest, Catholic Rev. W. Thomas Faucher, on Friday.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/14/retired-priest-who-fought-against-child-sex-abuse-arrested-for-child-pornography-report.html

FDL County Sheriff’s Office warns against sharing child pornography

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) – The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office put a warning out to the public not to share images of child pornography, even if its an effort to catch the perpetrator.

This comes after a Fond du Lac woman shared a video on social media showing an explicit act between a child and adult.

That video was shared widely across the globe through Facebook and other social media sites.

We learned the suspect behind the video is Germaine Moore. He was arrested in Alabama. We’ve also the learned the victim in the video is safe.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff Office opened an investigation into the woman who sent the explicit video to a local media outlet Friday.

Deputies found she wanted help finding the suspect.

“So the intent was maybe good, but it’s certainly

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Murder charges against husband dropped for second time in Bradley County, Tenn.


Marsha Brantley

Marsha Brantley

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Contributed Photo
/Times Free Press.

Donnie Brantley, a man accused of killing his wife, walked out of Bradley County (Tenn.) Criminal Court a free man Monday morning for a second time.

Brantley was charged with first-degree murder in 2013 and then again in 2016 after his wife, 51-year-old Marsha Brantley, disappeared in 2009.

In a courtroom full of cameras, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump told Judge Andrew Freiberg the prosecution wanted to dismiss the charges against Donnie Brantley “without prejudice” because the state felt it didn’t have enough evidence to prove a homicide was committed. “Without prejudice” means the charges can be refiled, Crump said.

Brantley had been a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance since at least 2011. Police searched his home with cadaver dogs in 2012, but he wasn’t charged with murder until 2013. Those charges

Read more at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/feb/05/trial-man-charged-murder-his-wife-begin-today/462924/

Murder charges against husband dropped for second time in …


Marsha Brantley

Marsha Brantley

Photo by
Contributed Photo
/Times Free Press.

Donnie Brantley, a man accused of killing his wife, walked out of Bradley County (Tenn.) Criminal Court a free man Monday morning for a second time.

Brantley was charged with first-degree murder in 2013 and then again in 2016 after his wife, 51-year-old Marsha Brantley, disappeared in 2009.

In a courtroom full of cameras, 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Crump told Judge Andrew Freiberg the prosecution wanted to dismiss the charges against Donnie Brantley “without prejudice” because the state felt it didn’t have enough evidence to prove a homicide was committed. “Without prejudice” means the charges can be refiled, Crump said.

Brantley had been a person of interest in his wife’s disappearance since at least 2011. Police searched his home with cadaver dogs in 2012, but he wasn’t charged with murder until 2013. Those charges

Read more at: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/feb/05/trial-man-charged-murder-his-wife-begin-today/462924/

Uber Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

Uber enlists its drivers in the fight against sex trafficking

Uber wants its drivers to help stop sex trafficking, an enduring problem that has prompted activists to press workers on the front lines of the travel industry to alert authorities if they see it happening.

Over the past few years, Uber has enlisted its drivers in local and regional efforts to help fight human trafficking of adults and minors. But the new initiative, which begins Monday, at the end of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, targets all 750,000 active U.S. drivers and eventually will expand to other countries.

“This is a global problem that affects all our cities and communities, and we realized our drivers are uniquely positioned to make an impact,” Tracey Breeden, a former police officer who spearheaded the program as Uber’s Global Safety Communications lead, tells USA TODAY.

Breeden says the expansion of the program to foreign markets will take time because “we have to make it fit

Read more at: http://www.wcnc.com/article/news/nation-world/uber-enlists-its-drivers-in-the-fight-against-sex-trafficking/507-512490485

Uber enlists its drivers in the fight against sex trafficking

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber wants its drivers to help stop sex trafficking, an enduring problem that has prompted activists to press workers on the front lines of the travel industry to alert authorities if they see it happening. 

Over the past few years, Uber has enlisted its drivers in local and regional efforts to help fight human trafficking of adults and minors. But the new initiative, which begins Monday, at the end of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, targets all 750,000 active U.S. drivers and eventually will expand to other countries.

“This is a global problem that affects all our cities and communities, and we realized our drivers are uniquely positioned to make an impact,” Tracey Breeden, a former police officer who spearheaded the program as Uber’s Global Safety Communications lead, tells USA TODAY. 

Breeden says the expansion of the program to foreign markets

Read more at: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/nation-now/uber-enlists-its-drivers-in-the-fight-against-sex-trafficking/465-733eeb17-9056-4f58-a3bc-dabefbeae59c

Warning against delay in reporting missing persons

ON ITS website, the South African police has a list of 262 missing persons.

Of these, more than 200 are adults, with 48 between the ages 10 and 18 and 10 under the age of 2.

For some families, the festive season was a time of great sadness, as people they had reported missing remained untraced, and new cases were reported.

The Pink Ladies, a registered NGO made up of volunteers who help in the search for missing people, said it had been advised that 24-year-old Nkele Jasintha Lamola of Atteridgeville had last been seen by family on December 14.

She was dressed in a grey skirt with a red and white striped T-shirt.

The NGO said she was going to visit an aunt and then a friend, but did not return.

Koos Willem de Wee, 64, of Eersterus went missing after Christmas. He was dressed in jeans and a brown T-shirt.

Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/warning-against-delay-in-reporting-missing-persons-12685847

Child porn found on laptop, phone leads to charges against Lafayette man

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man has been charged after exploitative images of children were found stored on his online accounts and personal electronic devices.

Court documents say that on Feb. 15, 2015, prosecutors received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip was sent after an email service provider suspected child pornography had been stored in an account belonging to 26-year-old Andrew D. Boat.

A police investigation of the account turned up illicit images dating back as far as Nov. 3, 2014.

Later, on June 29, 2015, a social media company reported images of child pornography in one of their user’s accounts under the name “SarahWesting,” later found to belong to Boat.

According to the company’s records, the images had been shared among other users of the socia media service.

On July 30, 2015, a search

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