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Montgomery County school employee charged in child-porn case

A Maryland man who based his career on his love of children — working with them in schools, camps and church; writing books and lesson plans for them; reviewing television shows and making videos for them — was arrested Friday on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography.

Sean Kelley, 30, was caring for children in at least three paid positions last year — in Montgomery County public elementary schools and a Burtonsville church — when he became the subject of a pornography investigation.

School and church officials say the children in the sexually explicit images that Kelley downloaded and distributed were neither Montgomery students nor members of the church.

Still, the arrest of a man who worked with children for more than a decade sent waves of alarm through his school and faith communities.

“These charges are extremely upsetting and distressing,” Cloverly Elementary School Principal Melissa Brunson wrote in a letter

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/montgomery-county-school-employee-charged-in-child-porn-case/2018/01/06/56a893e8-f2f3-11e7-b3bf-ab90a706e175_story.html

Montgomery County school employee charged in child porn case …

A Maryland man who based his career on his love of children — working with them in schools, camps and church; writing books and lesson plans for them; reviewing television shows and making videos for them — was arrested Friday on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography.

Sean Kelley, 30, was caring for children in at least three paid positions last year — in Montgomery County public elementary schools and a Burtonsville church — when he became the subject of a pornography investigation.

School and church officials say the children in the sexually explicit images that Kelley downloaded and distributed were neither Montgomery students nor members of the church.

Still, the arrest of a man who worked with children for more than a decade sent waves of alarm through his school and faith communities.

“These charges are extremely upsetting and distressing,” Cloverly Elementary School Principal Melissa Brunson wrote in a letter

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/montgomery-county-school-employee-charged-in-child-porn-case/2018/01/06/56a893e8-f2f3-11e7-b3bf-ab90a706e175_story.html

Former DC charter school teacher charged with child-sex abuse

A 33-year-old former teacher at a D.C. charter school has been arrested and charged with first-degree child sexual abuse after being extradited from Great Britain, D.C. police said Saturday.

Authorities said Robert Leach, who lived in Silver Spring, had fled the country after the abuse allegations were made in 2014. After he was found in England, he was extradited and charged Friday, police said.

The alleged abuse took place between 2011 and 2013 at various locations throughout the District, police said.

Authorities did not identify the charter school by name, but said it was on the 2000 block of 13th Street NW.

A check of online records indicated that Meridian Public Charter School is at 2120 13th Street NW.

The current head of the school, Candice Bobo, did not respond to calls and emails, but according to the school’s 2011-2012 annual report, a man named Robert Leach was listed as a

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Montgomery County school employee charged in child porn case

A Montgomery County school employee who worked at two elementary schools was arrested Friday and charged with distributing child pornography.

The school district says that the pornographic images that Sean Kelley, 30, is charged with possessing and distributing did not show photographs of Montgomery County students.

“These charges are extremely upsetting and distressing. This type of behavior does not reflect the principles of MCPS or our community, and it will not be tolerated,” Cloverly Elementary School Principal Melissa Brunson wrote in a letter to parents on Friday, after Kelley was arrested by Maryland State Police.

Kelley worked as a part-time lunch aide at Cloverly, Brunson said. School district spokesman Derek Turner said he was hired in October 2016 and worked until September, when he was placed on administrative leave.

Kelley also spent four days working at the Kids After Hours day-care program at Cannon Road Elementary School, during the first week of this

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Man charged federally with uploading 43 child porn images to …

Craig R. Trout 

BAY CITY, MI — A grand jury has indicted a West Branch man on a federal child pornography charge after an online file uploading service turned him in.

The grand jury on Wednesday, Dec. 20, indicted 38-year-old Craig R. Trout on one count of possession of child pornography. The charge is punishable by up to 10 to 20 years in prison.

A Nov. 29 affidavit authored by Michigan State Police Detective Trooper and Federal Bureau of Investigation Task Force Officer David C. Vergison states that on Oct. 25, 2016, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from Dropbox, Inc. The tip stated a person had uploaded 43 images and videos depicting child porn to his or her Dropbox cloud storage.

Police reviewed the images and confirmed their illicit content. The Dropbox account was

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/12/man_charged_federally_with_upl.html

Sioux Falls man charged with 10 counts child porn possession

A Sioux Falls man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant for possession, manufacturing and distributing child pornography. 

Zachariah Jacob Schultz was indicted by a grand jury last week on 10 counts of possession, distribution and manufacturing of child pornography. He was arrested on the warrant early afternoon on Tuesday. 

Police received a cyber tip of possible child pornography activity from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in July 2016, said police spokesman Sam Clemens. A search warrant was issued in February 2017, and a laptop, thumb drives, SD cards and other electronics were seized. A delay in receiving the IP address attributes to the amount of time between the tip and the search warrant, Clemens said. 

Detectives found 10

Read more at: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/26/sioux-falls-man-charged-10-counts-child-porn-possession/982739001/

Umatilla scout leader charged with child pornography

On his computer investigators found at least three dozen images of children – none older than about 11 and some as young as 4 – engaged in various sex acts with adults and with each other.

UMATILLA – Authorities checking for possible victims after an area scout leader was arrested with child pornography this week say “everything appears OK.”

Michael Hanen, 67, of Umatilla was charged with possessing child pornography after investigators from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were tipped off about a sexually explicit image of a child on his home computer. Agents got a search warrant and reportedly found at least three dozen images of small children engaged in sex acts.

Detectives said the Boy Scouts met with members of the troops that Hanen supervised and determined there are no victims at this

Read more at: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171221/umatilla-scout-leader-charged-with-child-pornography

Umatilla scout leader charged with child pornography – News …

On his computer investigators found at least three dozen images of children – none older than about 11 and some as young as 4 – engaged in various sex acts with adults and with each other.

UMATILLA – Authorities checking for possible victims after an area scout leader was arrested with child pornography this week say “everything appears OK.”

Michael Hanen, 67, of Umatilla was charged with possessing child pornography after investigators from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were tipped off about a sexually explicit image of a child on his home computer. Agents got a search warrant and reportedly found at least three dozen images of small children engaged in sex acts.

Detectives said the Boy Scouts met with members of the troops that Hanen supervised and determined there are no victims at this

Read more at: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171221/umatilla-scout-leader-charged-with-child-pornography