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Florida man charged with desertion decades after vanishing from Air …

It was July 6, 1977, and Jeffrey Michels hadn’t reported for duty at Minot Air Force Base, a remote military installation in northwest North Dakota near the Canadian border.

The base is known for its harsh, long winters and its impressive collection of nuclear missile silos. But instead of reporting for duty at the outpost, Michels disappeared — and wasn’t seen again for four decades, according to National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

That’s because Michels had deserted, police say. He allegedly assumed the name Jeffrey Lantz, got married, had kids and started a construction business in Florida. When he was arrested in Sanford, Fla. on Oct. 12 by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged with military desertion and was handed over to the U.S. Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations, according to an arrest report filed last week.

How was he found? The Air Force hasn’t responded to a request

Read more at: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article179376586.html

Maryland man charged with possession of child pornography

A Maryland man was arrested Friday after authorities found child pornography files on his cellphone, Maryland State Police said.

Ronald Williams II, 37, of Suitland faces 11 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, officials said.

Police said its task force on Internet crimes against children received a tip of a possible distribution of child pornography from a certain Internet address. The tip came from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, police said.

Police searched Williams’s home and later arrested him. A preliminary forensic look at Williams’s cellphone found “multiple files of child pornography,” according to state police.

Williams was taken to central booking for processing and an initial court appearance before a commissioner.

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/maryland-man-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography/2017/10/13/23d83732-b029-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html

Suspect shot by cop during Chesterfield chase charged in second bank robbery

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The bank robbery suspect wounded by an officer during a chase in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon is facing a number of charges, including holding up a second bank back in September.

Officials said officers were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at the Argent Federal Credit Union at 1901 Walmart Way around 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said the suspect, 45-year-old Allen E. Piner of the 7900 block of Provincetown Drive in Chesterfield, pulled out a gun and demanded cash before running off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police gave chase after spotting a vehicle with a driver matching the description of the suspect. That pursuit came to an end about four miles away along the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike in a field near Pearson Hyundai.

Video taken outside Pearson Hyundai showed police speeding through the car dealership’s parking lot.

READ MORE: Chase ran

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/10/12/allen-e-piner-arrested-bank-robbery-suspect-chesterfield/

Suspect shot by cop during Chesterfield chase charged in second …

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — The bank robbery suspect wounded by an officer during a chase in Chesterfield County Wednesday afternoon is facing a number of charges, including holding up a second bank back in September.

Officials said officers were dispatched for a report of an armed robbery at the Argent Federal Credit Union at 1901 Walmart Way around 2:30 p.m.

Chesterfield police spokeswoman Elizabeth Caroon said the suspect, 45-year-old Allen E. Piner of the 7900 block of Provincetown Drive in Chesterfield, pulled out a gun and demanded cash before running off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police gave chase after spotting a vehicle with a driver matching the description of the suspect. That pursuit came to an end about four miles away along the 9400 block of Midlothian Turnpike in a field near Pearson Hyundai.

Video taken outside Pearson Hyundai showed police speeding through the car dealership’s parking lot.

READ MORE: Chase ran

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2017/10/12/allen-e-piner-arrested-bank-robbery-suspect-chesterfield/

Radnor Township Commissioner President Phil Ahr charged in child porn probe

Radnor Township Commissioner President Philip Ahr was charged Wednesday with numerous counts of child pornography possession and distribution dating to 2013.

He allegedly sent and distributed images of infants and toddlers being abused by adults, according to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, and attempted to hide more than a thousand links to pornographic images in multiple Excel spreadsheets on two computers.

Under Pennsylvania law,  child porn charges are considered sexual abuse of children offenses, but there is no indication that Ahr had any actual contact with children.

After surrendering, a subdued Ahr was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David H. Lang a small courtroom in Newtown Square. He posted bail — 10 percent of $100,000 cash — and was released under the condition he would have no contact with minors.

Wearing a blue button-down shirt and dark dress pants, the balding and bespectacled Ahr arrived shackled. Once inside the

Read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/crime/radnor-township-commissioners-president-phil-ahr-charged-with-child-sexual-abuse-20171011.html

SC man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography …

A Sumter man was arrested on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

Ricky Leroy Singer, Jr., 34, faces seven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson said in a news release, which stated Singer possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography.

Singer was arrested on Oct. 5, after investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Wilson’s office.

Singer has been charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Wilson’s office.

If convicted, each charge is a felony that carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence, according to Wilson’s office, which will prosecute the case against Singer.

Singer was held in the Sumter County Detention Center on a $70,000 bond.

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article178086151.html

Sumter man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

A Sumter man was arrested on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

Ricky Leroy Singer, Jr., 34, faces seven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor, S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson said in a news release, which stated Singer possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography.

Singer was arrested on Oct. 5, after investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Wilson’s office.

Singer has been charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Wilson’s office.

If convicted, each charge is a felony that carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence, according to Wilson’s office, which will prosecute the case against Singer.

Singer was held in the Sumter County Detention Center on a $70,000 bond.

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article178086151.html

BREAKING: Father charged in 13-year-old Janessa Shannon’s death

TAMPA — Nahshon Shannon once told a judge his ex-girlfriend was “unfit to provide a safe environment” for their children.

On Thursday, authorities charged him with the murder of their 13-year-old daughter, Janessa.

Shannon, 37, was arrested at his home on charges of first-degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse.

“I knew from the very beginning,” the girl’s mother, Michelle Mosley, told the Tampa Bay Times. “My only words to him would be ‘How could you?'”

The arrest capped a three-month homicide investigation, which began after Janessa’s body was found July 12 in the rugged, isolated Triple Creek Nature Preserve in southeastern Hillsborough.

Her father had reported her missing July 3, a day after he said she had vanished from his home.

The law enforcement response to her disappearance drew criticism from friends and relatives, who questioned whether enough had

Read more at: http://www.tbo.com/news/publicsafety/breaking-father-charged-in-janessa-shannons-death/2340039

Man charged with distributing child pornography

Springfield, Mo. – (10/5/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man who managed an online chat group to share child pornography was arrested and charged in federal court today.
 
Anthony Cotter, 30, of Springfield, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Cotter remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.
 
Today’s complaint alleges that Cotter received and distributed child pornography over the Internet between March 13 and Oct. 5, 2017.
 
According to an affidavit filed in support of today’s criminal complaint, Cotter was a group administrator for a very active online chat group of 50 members who shared images and videos of child pornography with each other. Cotter also told investigators that he had been sexually abusing a minor female and taking photographs

Read more at: http://www.fox5krbk.com/story/36532837/man-charged-with-distributing-child-pornography

Man charged with multiple child sex crimes

The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Harvey Harold Bruce with two counts of child molestation in the first degree and three counts of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Bruce’s victim, a family member, is just 3 years old.

On Aug. 23, Tacoma Police got a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Cybertip.org is a website for tips about missing or abused children. The tip contained information regarding Tumblr user “n8tivepervzguy” accessing potential child pornography.

“Protecting children is a top priority of ours,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist. “We appreciate the tip from an anonymous citizen and the collaboration from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.”

Detectives were able to determine the IP address on the Tumblr account was registered to Comcast. On Sept. 13, Comcast provided a residential address in Tacoma and other account information which identified Tumblr user “n8tivepervzguy” as

Read more at: https://tacomaweekly.com/2017/10/05/man-charged-with-multiple-child-sex-crimes/