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From Hollywood to the Vatican, child porn cases impact every sector of society – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

Dr. NG Berrill, a psychologist who runs New York Forensic, said he talks to 200 sex offenders every year. A lot of them were busted for viewing child porn.

“We’ve seen through this practice law enforcement, attorneys, physicians, educators, clergyman and people who you think would know better,” Dr. Berrill told PIX11. “There’s something compulsive about the looking at the pornography, that’s clear.”

“There is no, sole profile,” said Michael Osborn, Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the New York FBI, who’s supervises the bureau’s Violent Crime branch and oversees the Child Exploitation Squad. “One thing we’re not surprised at: the different types of individuals involved.”

PIX11 wanted to look at what drives people to view or produce child porn, after a recent spate of high-profile cases.

A former actor in the hit series “Glee” — Mark Salling — pleaded guilty this past week to possession of 50,000 images of prepubescent children.

The same week,

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‘Missing in Arizona’ seeks answers for families of long-term cases

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A growing program in Arizona is providing fresh opportunities for answers to family members of people who are missing, including the chance to meet with experts in forensics, law enforcement and search and

Read more at: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/100317_missing_in_arizona/missing-arizona-seeks-answers-families-long-term-cases/

A warning to parents: Teen ‘sextortion’ cases unfolding throughout Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Justice Department has called it “by far the most significantly growing threat to children.”

And based on recent investigations, the issue of “sextortion” isn’t slowing down, including in Utah.

Sextortion is a form of online blackmail, typically targeting teenagers or preteens.

The average sextortion case starts with children who are 12 to 14 years old who are using social media and other apps to message others who they assume are also juveniles, said Steve Cagen, head of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations in Utah and three other states. Eventually, the other “juvenile” will gain the teen’s trust and request a nude photo.

“But they’re talking to a 40-year-old or 50-year-old man, who once they have one photo will then extort them for more. It’s called sextortion. It’s happening a lot. And we are asking parents to talk to your kids, because it can happen in every neighborhood,” he said.

The

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9 Chilling Missing Person Cases From History That Are Almost Too Hard To Believe

8The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

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On Dec. 26, 1900, the ship Hesperus, captained by James Harvey, was traveling to the lighthouse at Eliean Mor, an uninhabited island that was part of the Flannan Islands located in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The lighthouse keepers were the only folks meant to be present on the island; in fact, the Hesperus was actually transporting a replacement lighthouse keeper, Joseph Moore, to Eliean Mor.

When they arrived, however, the lighthouse was empty.

A horn blast and a flare sent up to alert the lighthouse keepers to their arrival went unanswered — and when Moore actually made landfall and arrived at the lighthouse itself, he found the door unlocked. Several oil skin coats near the door were missing; there was a partially eaten meal and an overturned chair in the kitchen; and

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Annapolis police discuss gangs, missing persons cases during community meeting

It was a turnout Lt. Kevin Krauss called “unbelievable.”

More than 350 people attended the Annapolis Police Department’s bilingual community meeting Monday evening at Annapolis Middle School where police discussed several missing person cases and gave tips on protecting children from gang influences.

The meeting was hosted by the police department to gather information on four missing persons cases and to discuss how Annapolis families could promote safety in their homes, said police Latino liaison Joe Hudson. Hudson hosted the meeting and spoke in both Spanish and English.

Hudson also promoted the department’s Joven Noble and Xinachlti character development programs targeted toward boys and girls respectively.

31 Unsolved Missing Person’s Cases In New Jersey: Who Are They?

John Fernandez is a 22-year-old Middletown man who left behind a suicide note in his bedroom before he went missing on Dec. 13. He had been bullied for years at Middletown High School North, where he was set to graduate in May.

Fernandez joined a long list of missing person cases over the past decade that have gone cold. Thirty-one such cases are listed on the State Police website, which provides the date of last of contact for each person, as well as some personal characteristics.

There are as many as 1,100 people missing in New Jersey, with many of them first listed as long ago as the 1960s and 1970s.

If you have a tip or would like to add a case to the web site, call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at #609-882-2000, extension x2554, missingp@gw.njsp.org.

Patch has the list as well as the photos of each missing

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They are gone but not forgotten: Missing person cases challenging for families, police

It’ll be the third consecutive year that Carr, fellow community members and police have gathered in Central Hillside Park to plead for the public’s help in bringing forward information that will provide answers for her family and friends.

He’s hoping it doesn’t become an annual occurrence.

“I hope this year will bring something different,” Carr said. “Maybe next year we’ll be having a memorial instead.”

The 48-year-old St. Clair was last seen Aug. 15, 2015, according to police. She was planning to travel to the White Earth Indian Reservation in western Minnesota but never arrived, and family members became concerned when she uncharacteristically dropped out of contact.

Police have described her disappearance as “extremely suspect,” and have even offered a monetary reward to anyone who provides a tip that leads to the “arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

Two years later, tips still come in occasionally, said Lt. Dan Chicos, commander of

Read more at: http://www.wdaz.com/news/4318215-they-are-gone-not-forgotten-missing-person-cases-challenging-families-police

Missing person cases still being investigated by Duluth police | WDAZ

Sheila St. Clair

Last seen: Aug. 15, 2015, in Duluth

Age at disappearance: 48

Description: Native American, 5-5, 125 pounds, black hair, brown eyes

Circumstances: St. Clair was planning to travel to the White Earth Indian Reservation in western Minnesota but never arrived, and family members became concerned when she uncharacteristically dropped out of contact. Duluth police have called her disappearance “extremely suspect” and have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Joseph Zak

Last seen: Dec. 7, 2015, near Brookston

Age at disappearance: 34

Description: White, 6-0, 325 pounds, dark hair, brown eyes

Circumstances: A vulnerable adult with autism and depression, Zak left his group home through a bathroom window. A cellphone ping initially indicated that he may have traveled to Esko, but authorities later declared that was likely inaccurate. Zak’s family and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office told the News Tribune last September that their mission had shifted to

Read more at: http://www.wdaz.com/news/4318236-missing-person-cases-still-being-investigated-duluth-police

Missing person cases still being investigated by Duluth police

Sheila St. Clair

Last seen: Aug. 15, 2015, in Duluth

Age at disappearance: 48

Description: Native American, 5-5, 125 pounds, black hair, brown eyes

Circumstances: St. Clair was planning to travel to the White Earth Indian Reservation in western Minnesota but never arrived, and family members became concerned when she uncharacteristically dropped out of contact. Duluth police have called her disappearance “extremely suspect” and have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Joseph Zak

Last seen: Dec. 7, 2015, near Brookston

Age at disappearance: 34

Description: White, 6-0, 325 pounds, dark hair, brown eyes

Circumstances: A vulnerable adult with autism and depression, Zak left his group home through a bathroom window. A cellphone ping initially indicated that he may have traveled to Esko, but authorities later declared that was likely inaccurate. Zak’s family and the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office told the News Tribune last September that their mission had shifted to

Read more at: http://www.wdaz.com/news/4318236-missing-person-cases-still-being-investigated-duluth-police