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Dublin PD arrests 39-year-old resident for possession of child pornography


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DUBLIN (January 11, 2018) – William James Johnson, 39, is behind bars at the Erath County Jail on one count of possession of child pornography with a $250,000 bond.

According to Dublin Police Chief Bobby Mendez, Dublin PD received a Cyber Tip Alert from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to images of child pornography being viewed and/or shared by a Dublin resident on January 9. With the information received in the report, the suspect was quickly identified.

On Wednesday, January 10, officers began interviewing potential witnesses while obtaining a search warrant for the suspect’s residence,” Mendez said Thursday. “In the early afternoon of January 10, officers with Dublin PD executed the

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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim

Michael Leon Bell, 36, of Upper Marlboro

Michael Leon Bell, 36, of Upper Marlboro

Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer.

The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro.

On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road in Langley Park. The officers spoke with the adult male victim who stated he had just been sexually assaulted by a man wearing a badge who had identified himself as a police officer.

The preliminary investigation reveals Bell, who was driving the pictured black 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, approached the victim in the 2300 block of University Boulevard. Bell had the badge hanging around his neck, identified himself as a police officer, asked for the victim’s ID, and then

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Nationwide FBI sex-trafficking crackdown nets 120 arrests; 84 underage victims rescued

A nationwide crackdown on underage sex trafficking has resulted in 120 arrests, and the rescue of 84 underage victims, the FBI announced recently. It was called Operation Cross Country, and was conducted from Oct. 12 through Oct. 15.

“We at the FBI have no greater mission than to protect our nation’s children from harm,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “Unfortunately, the number of traffickers arrested and the number of children recovered reinforces why we need to continue to do this important work.”

KABC-TV reports, FBI agents, working alongside local police, scoured the internet and set up meetings with underage prostitutes at hotels, casinos and truck stops. They would then move in, arrest the suspect and rescue the victims.

“Child sex trafficking is something that’s happening in plain sight,” said Staca Shehan with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “These kids are being sold online, recruited in malls, and in

Read more at: http://6abc.com/fbi-sex-trafficking-crackdown-nets-120-arrests;-84-underage-victims-rescued/2553347/

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

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

Child Pornography Sting Yields 14 Arrests

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Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Grammicioni, surrounded by law enforcement offi- cials, announces the arrest of 14 people on child pornography charges as part of Operation School’s Out.

By Jay Cook |

FREEHOLD – An in-depth, “vitally important” investigation earlier this summer yielded the arrests of 14 men of varying ages and professions alleged to have distributed or possessed child pornography images and videos, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced last week.

Dubbed Operation School’s Out, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) and its Computer Crimes Unit worked with local, state, and federal agencies from July 20 to Aug. 31 to catch the 14 Monmouth County residents. The prosecutor said these men were allegedly involved in harrowing crimes.

“They all share one common thing,” Gramiccioni said of the defendants. “That is an alleged desire to watch children be brutally assaulted and be

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Child Exploitation Unit arrests Navarro County man

AUSTIN, Texas (Attorney General Ken Paxton News Release) A 29-year-old Navarro County man is facing multiple charges for possession of child pornography.

Michael Allen Carter, of Rice, faces up to 50-years in prison if convicted on all five felony charges.

Following a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, investigators through the Texas Attorney General’s Office, executed a search warrant at Carter’s home, where child pornography was found on a digital storage device.

Investigators also seized additional digital storage devices that will be examined by the attorney general’s digital forensics unit.

During an interview, Carter admitted to operating the account reported, but declined to answer any additional questions. Carter was taken to the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Child-Exploitation-Unit-arrests-Navarro-County-man-448676193.html