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FLEMINGTON – A Flemington man is facing five years in state prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday on child pornography charges, including asking a 16-year-old autistic girl to send him sexually explicit pictures of herself.

Thomas A. Pirretti, 34, who pleaded guilty before Superior Court Judge Angela F. Borkowski, will also be required to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life. Sentencing for Pirretti is scheduled for Feb. 2.

The investigation revealed that Pirretti met the autistic victim, a 16-year-old California resident, on the Nintendo Network in October 2014.

READ: Operation Safety Net nabs 79 alleged child predators and

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Huntsville Man Faces 100 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography


HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) — A Huntsville man has pleaded not guilty to possessing more than 100 digital files involving child pornography.

Charles Roach was arrested Sept. 28 after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that child pornography had been downloaded from a Facebook Messenger account.

Deputies spoke to Roach after discovering his Facebook account had a similar name and photo as the suspected account, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Deputies then verified Roach’s cell number matched the number from the tip.

Roach, 48, allowed deputies to search his phone, which held 100 videos and more than 9,000 images — 90 percent of which were pornographic, according to the affidavit.

Deputies said they found 37 videos and 60 images involving children.

Roach was being held Monday (Dec.

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Farmington man faces child porn charges after months-long investigation

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man faces three felony child porn charges in Aztec Magistrate Court after a lengthy and multi-agency investigation.

Thomas E. Lucero, 32, of Farmington has been charged with one second-degree felony of manufacturing child porn, one third-degree felony of distribution of child porn and one fourth-degree felony of possession of child porn, according to court records. There is a warrant out for his arrest, and his attorney, Steven H. Murphy, filed an entry of appearance on his behalf on

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Farmington man faces child porn charges after months-long investigation by FPD, FBI

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man faces three felony child porn charges in Aztec Magistrate Court after a lengthy and multi-agency investigation.
 
Thomas E. Lucero, 32, of Farmington has been charged with one second-degree felony of manufacturing child porn, one third-degree felony of distribution of child porn and one fourth-degree felony of possession of child porn, according to court records. There is a warrant out for his arrest, and his attorney, Steven H. Murphy, filed an entry of appearance on his behalf on

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Former DCF official faces more child porn charges

A former Florida Department of Children and Families spokesman arrested last week on child pornography charges now faces additional charges, according to court records.

Thomas William Barnes, 67, of 3500 NW 38th St., on Thursday was charged with one count of possession of obscene material involving sexual performance by a child and one count of promoting a photo of a sexual performance by a child, according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.

Ten more charges — all third-degree felonies — were filed against Barnes Monday related to possession of obscene material.

In August the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report from Yahoo that a user, later identified as Barnes, sent a graphic photo of a man and a girl, the original arrest report said.

Police got a search warrant and reportedly found child pornography on Barnes’ computer. The report

Read more at: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171204/former-dcf-official-faces-more-child-porn-charges

Allen County man faces charges for child pornography

An Allen County man is facing federal charges for distributed numerous images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. 

28-year-old Mason Shepherd was indicted on one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography by the Northern Ohio Federal Court. According to the criminal complaint filed by an agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation who is handling the case, says that the document sharing and storing website Dropbox alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an account started by Shepherd contained pictures of child pornography.

During the investigation, they issued a warrant for Shepherd’s Dropbox data and found thousands of images and videos containing children under the age of 14 in sexual situations. Shepherd has been arranged in the Ohio Northern District Federal Court on the charge.

Read more at: http://www.hometownstations.com/story/36935720/allen-county-man-faces-charges-for-child-pornography

Teacher at Capitol Hill private middle school faces child porn charge

A teacher at Seattle Academy, a Capitol Hill private middle school, has been charged after federal investigators acting on a tip from a family member say thousands of images showing young girls from a Ukranian “softcore child pornography ring” were found on the 41-year-old’s laptop .

Though he was adamant he never touched any of his students, investigators say Gabe Cronin admitted he had “morphed” student faces onto the pornographic images:

Cronin was arrested last week and charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

He taught at the 12th and Union private academy for more than a decade. Investigators say Cronin told them he was addicted to the pornography and had been battling

Read more at: https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2017/11/capitol-hill-school-suspends-teacher-in-online-sex-misconduct-investigation/

Teacher at Capitol Hill private middle school faces child porn charge …

A teacher at Seattle Academy, a Capitol Hill private middle school, has been charged after federal investigators acting on a tip from a family member say thousands of images showing young girls from a Ukranian “softcore child pornography ring” were found on the 41-year-old’s laptop .

Though he was adamant he never touched any of his students, investigators say Gabe Cronin admitted he had “morphed” student faces onto the pornographic images:

Cronin was arrested last week and charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

He taught at the 12th and Union private academy for more than a decade. Investigators say Cronin told them he was addicted to the pornography and had

Read more at: https://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2017/11/capitol-hill-school-suspends-teacher-in-online-sex-misconduct-investigation/

Capitol Hill teacher faces federal child pornography charge

Seattle Academy has terminated a science teacher facing charges he used his school laptop to obtain child pornography.

“This news disturbs and profoundly saddens all of us at Seattle Academy,” said Head of School Joe Puggelli in a Nov. 22 news release. “Mr. Cronin was a trusted teacher and colleague. The fact that he was so well-regarded deepens our shock and distress.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report from Gabriel Cronin’s cousin on Nov. 12 stating the former teacher had been viewing child pornography for years, and two days later that tip was forwarded to Seattle Police’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office last week. Cronin’s cousin reportedly told investigators the former science teacher and robotics program leader is addicted, and she was compelled to report him due to his profession. Cronin

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