December 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A senior aide to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Law enforcement officials took Ryan Loskarn, chief of staff in Alexander's Washington office, into custody after seizing evidence in his home. Loskarn was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. Alexander said he was "stunned, surprised and disappointed. " "I was just informed by United States Senate legal counsel's office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office regarding allegations involving child pornography," Alexander said in a statement.
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May 16, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to five counts of possessing child pornography, which could bring a prison sentence between 35 years and life. Timothy James Hensley, 39, a science teacher at Bell Middle School, pleaded guilty to receiving images of a 10-year-old girl and other minors "in sexually explicit conduct. " No evidence suggests the images were those of his students, according to court documents. Hensley is set to be sentenced Aug. 12 in San Diego federal court.
May 8, 2013 |
A group of lawyers that made millions of dollars putting online viewers of pornographic films in the courtroom hot seat may soon be feeling the heat of federal investigators. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II in Los Angeles found that Prenda Law Inc., four lawyers and related companies repeatedly deceived the court in a copyright infringement case and said that he would refer the matter to state and federal authorities. Wright said in a court order assessing $81,320 in legal fees and penalties that he would ask the U.S. attorney's office, the Internal Revenue Service and federal and state bar associations that oversee lawyer discipline to look into the Prenda operation.
April 4, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's Islamist-controlled government said this week it is moving to block the country's access to pornography -- one website at a time. Sherif Hashem, deputy head of the national telecom regulatory authority, announced that the mechanism to implement a court-ordered ban on porn websites has been ready since January. Authorities must now list every website to be targeted. “There is no such thing as blocking such sites as a whole, but they must be specified,” Hashem told a Turkish news agency.
December 13, 2012 |
A former Eagle Scout who became a Boy Scout leader faces child pornography charges on Long Island, N.Y., officials said. Edward Orenchuk III of Garden City, has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies for possessing images of child pornography and making those images available to others via the Internet, Nassau County Dist. Atty. Kathleen Rice announced . Orenchuk was arrested and arraigned Wednesday, officials said. He is being held on $400,000 bond or $100,000 cash.
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April 21, 2012 |
A nine-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of felony possession of child pornography after reportedly meeting a teenager while on patrol and soliciting explicit photographs of the youth through electronic messages, police said. Noe Yanez, 40, was taken into custody Thursday evening by Long Beach police after an investigation that began earlier this month. The alleged victim had told a school resources officer about the messages and authorities were alerted.