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Investigator in Alstory Simon investigation files suit

A second lawsuit has been filed after investigations into a high-profile murder case led to two exonerations, the repeal of the death penalty in Illinois and the fall of one of Northwestern’s most distinguished professors.

Paul Ciolino, a private investigator who obtained a video confession of Alstory Simon for a 1982 double homicide, is defending his reputation — and that of Northwestern and former Medill Prof. David Protess — in a defamation lawsuit filed earlier this month. The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleges nine defendants engaged in a “conspiracy” to discredit the work of Ciolino, Protess and the then-Medill Innocence Project, since renamed the Medill Justice Project.

The suit, filed Jan. 2, claims Simon’s lawyers and the two investigators they hired made false claims in an effort to defame and discredit Ciolino’s investigation, despite continued confessions of murder by their

Read more at: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/01/17/campus/investigator-alstory-simon-investigation-files-suit/

Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” said Captain Chuck Cohen with Indiana State Police.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” ISP Captain Chuck Cohen said.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a fund that would

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Attorney in ‘Making A Murderer’ case files notice of appeal

An attorney for a Wisconsin man convicted of homicide in a case featured on the Netflix series “Making A Murderer” has filed a notice of appeal after getting no response from a judge she asked to reconsider a prior ruling against a new trial.

Kathleen Zellner, an attorney for Steven Avery, filed a 113-page document with Judge Angela Sutkiewicz on Thursday seeking the reconsideration. She says she has new testimony and new evidence. She followed that up Friday with the notice of appeal.

The judge last month rejected a new trial, saying Avery’s attorneys failed to establish any grounds to warrant a new trial. Avery and his nephew were sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying of Teresa Halbach, a 25-year-old photographer. Avery maintains police framed him.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/17/attorney-in-making-murderer-case-files-notice-appeal.html

Take a Look Inside the New ‘X-Files’ Children’s Book

Join me. Perhaps you will learn some things you didn’t know about the wonderfully spooky Unsolved Mysteries, a show that aired is finale 15 years ago, but still creeps people out to this day.

1. IT STARTED AS A SERIES OF SPECIALS.

An Unsolved Mysteries reenactment

The three specials, called Missing… Have You Seen This Person?, were hosted by David Birney and his wife Meredith Baxter and aired on NBC in April 1986. The specials were so successful that producers Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove decided to broaden the scope of the show to include all kinds of mysteries.

2. IT WASN’T ALWAYS HOSTED BY ROBERT STACK.

When what would become the pilot episode of Unsolved Mysteries (but was then just a special) debuted on January 20, 1987, it was hosted by Raymond Burr. Karl Malden helmed the

Read more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/504222/take-look-inside-new-x-files-children%E2%80%99s-book

Take a Look Inside the New ‘X-Files’ Children’s Book | Mental Floss

Join me. Perhaps you will learn some things you didn’t know about the wonderfully spooky Unsolved Mysteries, a show that aired is finale 15 years ago, but still creeps people out to this day.

1. IT STARTED AS A SERIES OF SPECIALS.

An Unsolved Mysteries reenactment

The three specials, called Missing… Have You Seen This Person?, were hosted by David Birney and his wife Meredith Baxter and aired on NBC in April 1986. The specials were so successful that producers Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove decided to broaden the scope of the show to include all kinds of mysteries.

2. IT WASN’T ALWAYS HOSTED BY ROBERT STACK.

When what would become the pilot episode of Unsolved Mysteries (but was then just a special) debuted on January 20, 1987, it was hosted by Raymond Burr. Karl Malden helmed the

Read more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/504222/take-look-inside-new-x-files-children%E2%80%99s-book

State Files Motion to Fight Release of ‘Making a Murderer’ Inmate

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court to keep an inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” behind bars pending an appeal of a ruling overturning his conviction.

Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in 2007 in connection with Teresa Halbach’s death. Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill her.

A federal judge overturned his conviction last year, ruling investigators coerced Dassey into confessing. A three-judge panel from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling last week, prompting Dassey’s attorneys to seek his immediate release.

DOJ attorneys argued in a filing Monday that Dassey should remain in prison because they plan to appeal to the full 7th Circuit, and a jury found Dassey committed heinous crimes.

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Man had hundreds of child porn files, investigators say

Investigators found hundreds of files of child pornography on computers seized from a Reading man, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office said.

William Schiel III, 28, was arrested Monday on multiple criminal charges.

The Schiel case should be a warning for anyone thinking of accessing child porn online. According to investigators, Schiel was targeted after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from security officials at Omegle, a free online chat site, that a user was live-streaming child porn.

That activity was traced to Schiel’s home in the 100 block of West Oley Street, investigators said. They said the child porn was found after Schiel’s computers were seized by county officials in February.

Schiel is charges with disseminating and possessing child porn and criminal use of a communications facility.

Read more at: http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/06/man_had_hundreds_of_child_porn.html