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A hidden crime: Child sex trafficking is on the rise – The Spokesman

In 2010 Nacole, a Head Start teacher, and her husband Tom, a truck driver, were raising their three children, a 17-year-old son and two younger teenage daughters, in a middle-class suburb in Auburn, Wash.

Their youngest daughter, a 15-year-old, was seemingly a happy teen, a freshman honor student who loved playing the violin and running with her high school’s track team.

One day in March of that year she changed all of their lives forever.

“(She) disappeared. She left a note with a friend, but it didn’t say much,” Nacole said. “In the note, she said she loved us, but she needed to go find herself. She added that if we loved her we shouldn’t go looking for her.”

Stunned at their daughter’s disappearance, Nacole and Tom were frantic and desperate – questioning what had happened to her. It turned their world upside down. The couple reported their daughter missing to

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/feb/13/a-hidden-crime-child-sex-trafficking-is-on-the-ris/

Ex-Macomb board spokesman sentenced to 10 years on child porn charges



Former high-profile media relations executive Philip Frame was sentenced Monday to serve 10 years in prison for having an enormous amount of child pornography materials in his Shelby Township condominium.

Frame, who had been free on personal bond, was immediately taken into custody following his sentencing before Judge John Corbett OMeara in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

In court documents, federal prosecutors called Frames collection of child pornography disturbing and said a search of his email account showed he shared the materials with others.

These images depict the

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Ex-child welfare spokesman, 67, is arrested on 10 charges of child pornography including depictions of sexual …

  • A former spokesman for the Florida Department of Children and Families is accused of having child pornography
  • Thomas Barnes, 67, has been charged with possession of sexual performance by a child and promoting a photo of a sexual performance by a child
  • He also faces 10 additional child porn charges
  • Images found on his computer depict graphic sex with six-year-old children

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Ex-Florida child welfare spokesman accused of child porn

A former spokesman for Florida’s child welfare agency is accused of having child pornography.

A Gainesville police report says 67-year-old Thomas William Barnes was arrested last week. On Monday, he was charged with 10 additional child porn charges.

The Gainesville Sun reports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report in August that a Yahoo user later identified as Barnes sent a graphic photo of a man and a girl. Police searched his computer and found multiple folders of child porn, according to authorities.

Spokeswoman Jessica Sims said in an email that Barnes left the agency more than 10 years ago.

Ex-Florida child welfare spokesman accused of child porn

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former spokesman for Florida’s child welfare agency is accused of having child pornography.

A Gainesville police arrest report says 67-year-old Thomas William Barnes was arrested last week. On Monday, he was charged with 10 additional child porn charges.

The Gainesville Sun reports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report in August that a Yahoo user later identified as Barnes sent a graphic photo of a man and a girl. Police got a search warrant and searched his computer. They found multiple folders of child porn hidden in subfolders. One, titled “too much” held at least 55 images.

The report said some pictures were of sexual intercourse with children as young as 6.

Barnes remains in jail on a $900,000 bond. Records don’t list a

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ex-florida-child-welfare-spokesman-accused-of-child-porn/

Ex-Florida child welfare spokesman accused of child porn | The …

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former spokesman for Florida’s child welfare agency is accused of having child pornography.

A Gainesville police arrest report says 67-year-old Thomas William Barnes was arrested last week. On Monday, he was charged with 10 additional child porn charges.

The Gainesville Sun reports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a report in August that a Yahoo user later identified as Barnes sent a graphic photo of a man and a girl. Police got a search warrant and searched his computer. They found multiple folders of child porn hidden in subfolders. One, titled “too much” held at least 55 images.

The report said some pictures were of sexual intercourse with children as young as 6.

Barnes remains in jail on a $900,000 bond. Records don’t list a

Read more at: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ex-florida-child-welfare-spokesman-accused-of-child-porn/

Former DCF spokesman charged in child porn case

Thomas William Barnes told police the content included depictions of sexual intercourse with children as young as 6.

A former employee for the Florida Department of Children and Families who is accused of sending an obscene photo involving a juvenile was arrested Thursday after Yahoo alerted authorities to the photo.

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

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 report said.

Police got a search warrant and reportedly found child pornography on Barnes’ computer. The report said the computer contained multiple folders

Read more at: http://www.gainesville.com/news/20171201/former-dcf-spokesman-charged-in-child-porn-case

Oregon murder case shows obstacles to DNA testing – The Spokesman

SALEM – Jesse Johnson was accused in 1998 of fatally stabbing a nurse’s aide in her apartment. He repeatedly said he was innocent, his DNA wasn’t on any of the tested murder evidence, and he refused a plea deal. Johnson was convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to death.

Nearly two decades after Harriet Thompson, 28, was killed in Salem, a judge is considering a request from the Oregon Innocence Project to allow DNA testing of crime-scene evidence in the case.

The tests, using techniques that had not been developed when Johnson went on trial in 2004, could lead to the real killer and exonerate Johnson, his lawyers say.

“This case cries out for finding out what’s in those other items,” Steven Wax, legal director of the Oregon Innocence Project, told the judge. “The person who was convicted is excluded from so many pieces of evidence in the crime. There

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/oct/17/oregon-murder-case-shows-obstacles-to-dna-testing/

Orofino man arrested on child porn charges – The Spokesman

OROFINO – An Orofino man was arrested Wednesday and charged with five felony counts of possession of sexually exploitative material.

Stanley O. Schilling, 26, is expected to make an initial appearance in Magistrate Court here today. He was booked into the Clearwater County Jail and bond was set at $100,000.

According to the criminal complaint, Schilling allegedly had in his possession photographs or recorded images of two girls – one between the ages of 2 and 3, the other between the ages of 7 and 10 – in sexually explicit poses, some with an adult male in the background.

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office issued a news release stating the investigation into the case began in January after the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The unit was assisted by the Orofino Police Department, Clearwater County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Clearwater County Sheriff’s

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Former Macomb County spokesman pleads no contest to child porn charges



Former Macomb County Board of Commissioners spokesman Phil Frame has pleaded no contest to more than 70 counts of possessing child pornography and faces additional federal charges next month.

Frame, 62, of Shelby Township, was scheduled to trial on the state charges Tuesday, but instead entered the no contest pleas. He faces up to seven years in prison when he is sentenced July 19 by Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Edward Servitto.

Court records show he pleaded no contest to 76 counts of receiving child sexually abusive material for images that were uploaded starting

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