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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1997 | COLL METCALFE
Los Angeles city attorneys have charged a 39-year-old Simi Valley man with possession of child pornography after he answered an ad in an adult newspaper, authorities said. Ronald Kenneth Rosen was charged with one count of possessing materials featuring children engaged in sexual conduct, authorities said. According to police, Rosen's arrest was the result of an undercover operation run by the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting on a tip, police in Joplin, Mo., have arrested a Canyon Country man who was on the U.S. Customs Service's 10 most wanted list, on suspicion of transporting child pornography from Thailand, authorities said Wednesday. Glenn Alan Nelson, 45, was arrested without incident Feb. 4, said Joseph Charles, assistant special agent in charge of the Los Angeles customs office.
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February 23, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI
A Burbank man accused of operating a mail-order pornography business that involved children who appeared to be as young as 3 was arraigned Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, authorities said. Adin Garner, 65, pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of exhibiting a minor in pornography and distributing and advertising obscene materials, Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory J. Denton said.
NEWS
January 19, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego man accused of being the major distributor in one of the largest and boldest international child pornography operations pleaded guilty Thursday to multiple felony counts. Prosecutors said more arrests are possible in what was known as Overseas Male, a ring that reproduced child pornographic tapes made in Europe, Asia and Mexico and sold them through the mail in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1985 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Times Staff Writer
A large supply of pornographic pictures, videotapes and films depicting children in sexual acts has been confiscated from a Simi Valley home, Simi Valley police said Thursday. Police estimated $21,000 to be the value of about 100 videotapes, 58 reels of 8mm film and several 35mm slides found Wednesday at the house, in the 1300 block of Sycamore Drive. Also confiscated were three videotape recorders, editing machines and other movie production equipment, Lt. Rick Terborch said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan on Friday signed legislation strengthening federal law against child pornography. The measure amends a section of law that prohibits the interstate transportation of children to engage in sexual activity for commercial purposes. The new law extends this ban to the production of child pornography for private use, in addition to commercial purposes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
Authorities identified the South Pasadena High School teacher who was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession and duplication of child pornography as Steven Lieberman, 44, of Monrovia. Lieberman, head of the high school math department, was immediately placed on leave pending the outcome of criminal proceedings, school district officials said. He was released on $10,000 bail. If convicted of the misdemeanor charges, Lieberman would be required to register as a sex offender, authorities said.
WORLD
September 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
German authorities said they had broken up a global child pornography network involving about 26,500 Internet users in 166 countries. They said suspects were traced using computer files seized last year from a man in the city of Magdeburg. The 530 German men identified as suspects in possession or distribution of child pornography included police officials, a border guard and "many teachers and educators," said Juergen Konrad, state attorney general.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1998
Guitarist Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, who has worked with Linda Ronstadt and Fleetwood Mac, was placed on three years' probation Thursday after pleading no contest to possession of child pornography. Wachtel was ordered to make a $2,500 donation to Children of the Night, an agency that helps runaways. In addition, he must undergo six months' counseling with a psychologist. A similar charge against Wachtel's wife, Annie, was dismissed at the request of prosecutors.
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