Bulgaria Nationalist Party Councilor Runner Accused of Pedophilia

The 43-year-old man, detained Tuesday in Bulgaria’s town of Stara Zagora over accusations of fornicating with under-aged boys, was a runner from the municipal councilors ticket of the nationalist party Ataka at the recent local elections.

Prosecutors have already filed charges against the detainee, who is also a member of the local party’s organization. Meanwhile, he has been seized for 72 hours in a local police station.

The regional coordinator of the nationalist formation Mihail Mihaylov said the case is being politicized.

“It could turn out to be just a provocation as the confidence of the local people in our party is steadily increasing,” he added.

The police were signaled over the crime committed by a woman, who said her son and three other boys, aged between 13 and 15 were regularly taken to the suspect’s home, where they were sexually abused.

The paedophile showed porno movies to the children and allowed them to smoke marihuana.

The investigation on the case continues.

That is the second case when an Ataka member is being charged with sexual abuse of children after the lawmaker Vladimir Kuzov was sentenced to three years in jail for having sexual contacts with an underage boy.

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Plainfield Man Gets 6 Years For Online Child Porn

A Plainfield man pleaded guilty to child pornography on Monday and was sentenced to six years in prison for filming and attempting to run away with a teenage girl.

Mark D. Darragh Jr., 23, of 2504 Labrecque Dr. in the southwest suburb pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography and one count of child abduction, according to a release from the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. He was sentenced to four years for child pornography and two additional years for child abduction, and must also register for the rest as a sex offender.

The case was jointly prosecuted by the state’s attorney’s Computer Crimes Unit and the Illinois Attorney General’s High Tech Crimes Bureau.

In March 2006, Darragh, 21 at the time, used his Webcam to film and broadcast over the Internet a 16-year-old girl performing a sexual act, the release said. He had met the girl on MySpace.com.

While free on bond in May 2006, Darragh again was arrested, this time after he attempted to meet with a 15-year-old Plainfield girl, the release said. During on-line conversations with that girl, he agreed to take her to California in exchange for sex, but the victim’s mother contacted police when she became aware of the plan.

“Mark Darragh is exactly the kind of online predator I have been warning parents about for years,” State’s Attorney James Glasgow said in the release. “Allowing a child unsupervised access to the Internet and a MySpace.com account can be as dangerous as leaving them in a room with a loaded gun.”

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Gassville man faces pornography charge

A Gassville man faces a felony charge of computer child pornography in Washington County Circuit Court stemming from allegations he tried to seduce a detective logged in as a 13-year-old girl.

Robert Davis, 60, of Gassville sent the detective sexually explicit messages in several conversations in July, according to a sworn arrest affidavit filed in court.

Davis turned himself in, pleaded not guilty to the charge and posted a $10,000 bond on Nov. 5, according to a case history provided by the court. He declined to comment Monday, except to say he has an attorney.

According to the arrest affidavit, Detective Cory Roberts of the Fayetteville Police Department portrayed a female minor on a Yahoo! Regional chatroom around July 10.

Davis, logged in as “silveradohdman72635,” asked whether the “girl” had a boyfriend, was on “the pill” or was sexually experienced, and he asked if “she” lived near a motel, according to the affidavit.

In conversations over the next two weeks, Davis made other explicit remarks and made reference to meeting and having intercourse, according to the affidavit.

A search warrant was issued for Davis’ home in the Red Apple Acres subdivision. A Gassville officer assisted Fayetteville police in locating the home but did not help with the actual search, Gassville Police Chief Tim Mayfield said. According to the arrest affidavit, Davis’ computer was seized, along with a digital camera, a laptop and a disconnected computer.

The detective alleges in the affidavit that during the search, Davis admitted having sexually explicit chats online with a 13-year-old girl but said he had no intention of meeting her.

Under Arkansas law, computer child pornography, a class B felony, is committed if a person uses online services to “attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child or another individual believed to be a child, to engage in sexually explicit conduct. …”

A trial is scheduled for Feb. 5 in Washington County.

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Predator gets nine years in prison

Frederick “Tom” Robbins threw himself at the mercy of a judge Monday just before she sentenced him for having a cache of child pornography and inappropriate sexual behavior with neighborhood children.

An attorney for the Sycamore Community Schools teacher’s aide who helped coach several school teams told the judge Robbins’ hearing impairment made him a misfit.

“Because of his disability, he found himself between the hearing and speaking worlds and had limited kinds of interaction with adults,” said Attorney Hal Arenstein. “Because of that, he sought solace in relationships with children because children did not judge him as adults would.”

Robbins was born deaf in one ear and at age 12 was hit in the head with a baseball and lost most of his hearing in his other ear, according to court records.

He wears a hearing aid and reads lips. An interpreter transcribed the hearing onto a computer screen that displayed what was being said so Robbins could follow along.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Ethna Cooper wasn’t buying it.

“I don’t think hearing impairment should be excuse,” Cooper said. “What you did was inexcusable.”

Cooper sentenced Robbins to nine years in prison and designated the 51-year-old Amberley Village man a sexual predator, meaning after his release Robbins will have to register his address with the sheriff’s office in the county where he lives every 90 days for the rest of his life.

Robbins pleaded guilty to 15 charges of pandering obscenity and a charge of gross sexual imposition in August.

Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Kevin Hardman called Robbins a “monster.”

A woman caught Robbins exposing himself last fall to her 7-year-old daughter and another 9-year-old girl while they took pictures using a camera Robbins had given them, Hardman said. After that, Amberley Village police found a video in which Robbins masturbated while neighborhood children filmed it, Hardman said.

Officers later found more than 1,000 images of child pornography. Hardman said pictures of neighborhood children were also found in the home and though the pictures themselves weren’t inappropriate, Robbins had written sexual comments on the photos.

“Parents trusted him with their children, (they) considered him the neighborhood recreational director,” Hardman said.

Prior to his arrest, Robbins worked part-time as an educational assistant at Sycamore Junior High School and was the assistant coach of the girls’ lacrosse team and the assistant coach of the girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams. He also spent 16 years as head coach of one of two youth hockey programs in the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association.

Hardman said the families of the victims have been left with shame, though they shouldn’t.

“The only one who should feel guilty is this defendant,” Hardman said.

Help sought finding sexual predator on Big Island

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 37-year-old suspect wanted for the sexual assault of a boy.

The suspect was identified as Cary Cantere.

He is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna districts. He may have fled to O’ahu and may be in the Waipahu area.

Cantere is described as 5-foot-2, about 200 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police caution members of the public against approaching or attempting to apprehend him.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s nonemergency number at 808-935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 808-961-8300 in Hilo or 808-329-8181 in Kona. All CrimeStoppers information is kept confidential.

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Man sentenced to weekend detention over child porn

A Canberra man has been sentenced in the ACT Magistrates Court for possessing child pornography.

Stephen John Carter, 44, pleaded guilty to intentionally possessing child pornography after police found 21 images and eight video clips on his home computer of young girls engaged in sexual acts.

The only other person to use the computer was Carter’s nine-year-old daughter.

In sentencing, Magistrate Karen Fryer described the offence as serious saying if people did not possess child pornography there would be less incentive to abuse children.

Carter will start five months of weekend detention tonight and will then be placed on a five month suspended sentence.

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Former fugitive sentenced to 20 years for producing child porn

Walter said Goldberg showed no meaningful remorse
for his actions and noted that he wrote a letter claiming the children had set him up.

A man who spent years on the run in Canada before someone recognized him from the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list and reported him to authorities was sentenced Monday to 20 years in federal prison for a child pornography charge.

As he imposed the sentence, U.S. District Judge John Walter called Richard Steve Goldberg a “deeply disturbed individual” who exhibited an “immorality and lack of remorse beyond belief.”
Goldberg, 62, of Long Beach pleaded guilty in August to one count of producing child pornography.

In addition to the federal count, Walter was named in a July 2001 state arrest warrant charging him with six counts of child molestation and two counts of possession of child pornography.
The state charges, which allege Goldberg molested a half-dozen girls between the ages of 5 and 9, are pending.

Goldberg fled to Canada in 2002, shortly after Long Beach police seized his computer.
The former aerospace engineer was arrested in May in Montreal after his address was provided by a tipster who recognized him from the FBI’s Web site.

In court Monday, Goldberg blamed his behavior on excessive drinking. “I never did anything to be mean to anyone,” he said with his head bowed.

Walter said Goldberg showed no meaningful remorse
for his actions and noted that he wrote a letter claiming the children had set him up.

Published in: on December 11, 2007 at 4:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Cieza security guard arrested for child pornography

A 28 year old security guard from Cieza is in police custody after he sold an MP4 player on eBay and failed to delete images of child abuse he had stored on it.

It was reported by the purchaser to police in Salamanca and the man he bought it from was traced through the bank account he supplied for payment.

La Verdad newspaper names him as Mariano G.L., and says police found thousands of images stored on computers, DVDs and CDs in a search of his home.

He is said to have admitted to collecting them for years.He now faces charges of possession and distribution and child pornography. Interpol will meanwhile investigate the source of the material the suspect downloaded.

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Broomfield man arrested for child pornography

A 57-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for sexual exploitation of children and possession and distribution of child pornography.

Broomfield Police say they arrested Robert Edwin Thompson after he allegedly sent child pornography photos online to someone in Florida.

Police say the investigation originated in Florida, where authorities with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) identified a Florida suspect in an AOL chat room who was actively pursuing sex with minors on the Internet.

During their investigation, they found evidence that Thompson has sent the Florida suspect child pornography. South Florida’s ICAC referred the case to the Colorado ICAC and ultimately to Broomfield Police. Thompson was booked at the Broomfield Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.

Published in: on December 11, 2007 at 4:24 am  Leave a Comment  

Former Coach Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A former coach has been sentenced for child pornography found on his computer.

Tom Robbins was arrested in September 2006 after he allegedly exposed himself to two girls.

An investigation led to 25 counts of child pornography against Robbins.

Robbins worked as an educational assistant at Sycamore Junior High School. He was also a cross country coach, a girls’ lacrosse coach and a camp director. He had worked for the district for 20 years at the time of his arrest.

Robbins pleaded guilty to the charges in August, and on Monday, he was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Robbins was also labeled a sexual predator
Published in: on December 11, 2007 at 4:03 am  Leave a Comment