Harris Taubman – Charged for possession Child Porn

HYANNIS – A man arrested by local police this summer on child pornography possession charges faces related charges from the FBI.

The FBI yesterday charged Harris Taubman, 48, of Hyannis with three counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

On Aug. 13, a neighbor knocked on Taubman’s apartment door at 11 Camp St. to complain Taubman was being too loud. When Taubman opened the door, he pointed a loaded shotgun at the neighbor, according to police.

When Barnstable officers arrived at Taubman’s third floor residence, they found assault rifles and ammunition, which Taubman stated he used “to take care of anyone who wanted to get him,” said Christina DiIorio-Sterling of the U.S. Department of Justice. A further search revealed numerous printed images of child pornography, then nearly 2,000 computer disks containing child pornography, she said.

If convicted on federal charges, Taubman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison on each of three counts of receipt of child pornography, DiIorio-Sterling said.

Taubman was released yesterday on electronic monitoring and is confined to his home at 111 Main St., she said

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Jeremy Boyd Grammer – Pleads guilty to distributing Child Porn

“In the 8th Circuit, sodomy on a child and forcing a child to perform oral sex is a violent crime,” she said. “Therefore, looking at a sexual assault on a child captured in child pornography should also be defined as a violent crime.”


A former Fayetteville police detective was placed behind bars Thursday after pleading guilty in U. S. District Court to one count of child pornography.

Jeremy Boyd Grammer, 31, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to one count of distributing child pornography by computer across state and international lines. He now faces five to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $ 250, 000. After his incarceration, he will be placed on supervised release for at least five years. He will also be required to register as a convicted sex offender.

“I take full responsibility,” Grammer said during his change-of-plea hearing Thursday.

The former detective originally pleaded innocent Aug. 20 to criminal charges involving one count of distributing child pornography by computer across state and international lines and two counts of receiving child pornography transported by computer across state and international lines.

A jury trial set for Monday was canceled by U. S. District Judge Larry Hendren. The proceeding was later switched to a change-of-plea hearing and was continued to Thursday for an undisclosed reason.

Grammer’s name surfaced during a U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation of child pornography in Ohio. Fayetteville police conducted an internal investigation, confirming Grammer as a suspect. He was terminated from the department on April 26.

During a search of Grammer’s home, investigators reported finding computer images of nude girls younger than 12 in various sexual positions and engaged in sexual acts.

Grammer was indicted in August and placed on house arrest. Since then, the husband and father of two has been working as a property contractor from home.

During the hearing Thursday, Grammer’s lawyer, W. H. Taylor, requested that the former detective be reassigned to house arrest pending a sentence hearing due to safety concerns. Hendren denied the request, saying that all defendants found guilty in federal court must be detained immediately unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

“The government has decided that he’s not a flight risk and not a danger to the community,” Taylor said of his client. “What’s unusual is the combination of factors in this case.”

Taylor argued that Grammer’s former status as a police officer coupled with the nature of his crime created extraordinary circumstances. If incarcerated, he said, the two factors would pose a high safety risk among fellow inmates.

“There’s no question that Mr. Grammer lived an exemplary life up to this point,” Taylor said,” but his conduct was not personally violent.”

U. S. Assistant Attorney Kyra Jenner urged that Grammer be immediately detained, saying that the circumstances surrounding his case should not be considered extraordinary.

“Of all people, he knows what the consequences of breaking the laws are, yet he’s asking that because of his position he be exempt from the laws of incarceration,” she said.

Jenner added that the nature of Grammer’s crime should be considered violent.

“In the 8th Circuit, sodomy on a child and forcing a child to perform oral sex is a violent crime,” she said. “Therefore, looking at a sexual assault on a child captured in child pornography should also be defined as a violent crime.”

After citing several U. S. Supreme Court cases of similar matter, Hendren ruled that Grammer’s case did not meet exceptional circumstances and ordered the former detective into police custody.

“I’m not convinced that because of one’s profession he be treated any differently,” Hendren said. “Police officers shouldn’t be subject to harsher punishments nor entitled to any special treatment. I have complete confidence in the Marshal’s Office and the Washington County Detention Center that they will take the measures necessary to protect Mr. Grammer.”

Grammer was hired by the Police Department in 1998. During his nine years of employment, he worked as a K-9 officer and a detective. In 2004 and 2005, he was awarded for exceptional duty.

During the next 35 to 40 days, a federal probation officer will conduct a thorough investigation of Grammer’s case. Hendren will use the findings as a guide to help determine his sentence. A hearing date has yet to be announced.

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Loren Henley – Coach and Teacher arrested for Child Porn and Sexual Exploitation of a minor

A teacher and wrestling coach from Villa Rica High School was arrested this week in Floyd County on a child pornography charge, authorities said.

Loren Henley, 28, a first-year algebra teacher and assistant wrestling coach who lives in Rome, was arrested Wednesday morning on a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. He was released later that morning from the Floyd County jail on $10,850 bond.

Henley is accused of having photos or other materials of juveniles engaging in sexually explicit behavior between June 1 and August 1, the sheriff’s office reported.

“It’s obviously an unfortunate situation for everybody involved,” Villa Rica Athletic Director Rob Cleveland said.

Cleveland said he did not know how the arrest would affect Henley’s status as a teacher and coach, but said Henley was not at the school on Thursday and did not attend wrestling practice.

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John Edward Grasberger – Attorney charged with Child Porn

A La Mesa attorney pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to possessing child pornography, according to court records.

John Edward Grasberger, 60, admitted that in June 2006 his computer contained between 10 to 150 images of children engaged in sexual acts, according to court records.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison at a hearing set for May 27. Grasberger also agreed to resign from the California Bar Association, which would prevent him from practicing law in the state, according to court records.

He joined the bar association in 1979, according to its Web site.

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Jason K. Ware – Indicted for Distribution of Child Porn

A 35-year-old man has been indicted on allegations of distribution and possession of child pornography by a federal grand jury in Fort Worth.

The indictment, handed down Wednesday, alleges that in January 2005, Jason K. Ware transferred a video of a child having sex with an adult over the Internet. Two months later, the indictment alleges that Mr. Ware possessed five computer files that included pornographic images of children.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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Phillip Caldwell – Hothead Child Porn Distributor


Catching Phillip Caldwell wasn’t dumb luck. Federal, state and local agencies have all been pursuing him. Thursday afternoon they finally caught up with the Linton man.

Handcuffed and hotheaded Phillip Caldwell swore as FBI agents led him away. Caldwell faces a federal charge from California accusing him of distributing child pornography.

Indiana state police trooper Brent Robinson pulled him over heading southbound on US 41 in Sullivan County near Silver Street.

“It happened that I observed the vehicle and initiated the traffic stop,” Robinson told News 10. “The FBI actually was over in Linton Indiana where he resides attempting to locate the subject, so they were quick to get here and took him into custody.”

It’s not clear if the internet plays a role in the child porn charges but officers did find something of interest in Caldwell’s vehicle.

“When we did apprehend Mr. Caldwell, he did have in his possession a notebook containing numerous website address or email addresses,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy David Haddix said.

The FBI is holding Phillip Caldwell in Indianapolis until he is extradited to California.

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Phillip Caldwell – Hothead Child Porn Distributor


Catching Phillip Caldwell wasn’t dumb luck. Federal, state and local agencies have all been pursuing him. Thursday afternoon they finally caught up with the Linton man.

Handcuffed and hotheaded Phillip Caldwell swore as FBI agents led him away. Caldwell faces a federal charge from California accusing him of distributing child pornography.

Indiana state police trooper Brent Robinson pulled him over heading southbound on US 41 in Sullivan County near Silver Street.

“It happened that I observed the vehicle and initiated the traffic stop,” Robinson told News 10. “The FBI actually was over in Linton Indiana where he resides attempting to locate the subject, so they were quick to get here and took him into custody.”

It’s not clear if the internet plays a role in the child porn charges but officers did find something of interest in Caldwell’s vehicle.

“When we did apprehend Mr. Caldwell, he did have in his possession a notebook containing numerous website address or email addresses,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy David Haddix said.

The FBI is holding Phillip Caldwell in Indianapolis until he is extradited to California.

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Phillip Caldwell – Hothead Child Porn Distributor


Catching Phillip Caldwell wasn’t dumb luck. Federal, state and local agencies have all been pursuing him. Thursday afternoon they finally caught up with the Linton man.

Handcuffed and hotheaded Phillip Caldwell swore as FBI agents led him away. Caldwell faces a federal charge from California accusing him of distributing child pornography.

Indiana state police trooper Brent Robinson pulled him over heading southbound on US 41 in Sullivan County near Silver Street.

“It happened that I observed the vehicle and initiated the traffic stop,” Robinson told News 10. “The FBI actually was over in Linton Indiana where he resides attempting to locate the subject, so they were quick to get here and took him into custody.”

It’s not clear if the internet plays a role in the child porn charges but officers did find something of interest in Caldwell’s vehicle.

“When we did apprehend Mr. Caldwell, he did have in his possession a notebook containing numerous website address or email addresses,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy David Haddix said.

The FBI is holding Phillip Caldwell in Indianapolis until he is extradited to California.

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Phillip Caldwell – Hothead Child Porn Distributor


Catching Phillip Caldwell wasn’t dumb luck. Federal, state and local agencies have all been pursuing him. Thursday afternoon they finally caught up with the Linton man.

Handcuffed and hotheaded Phillip Caldwell swore as FBI agents led him away. Caldwell faces a federal charge from California accusing him of distributing child pornography.

Indiana state police trooper Brent Robinson pulled him over heading southbound on US 41 in Sullivan County near Silver Street.

“It happened that I observed the vehicle and initiated the traffic stop,” Robinson told News 10. “The FBI actually was over in Linton Indiana where he resides attempting to locate the subject, so they were quick to get here and took him into custody.”

It’s not clear if the internet plays a role in the child porn charges but officers did find something of interest in Caldwell’s vehicle.

“When we did apprehend Mr. Caldwell, he did have in his possession a notebook containing numerous website address or email addresses,” Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department chief deputy David Haddix said.

The FBI is holding Phillip Caldwell in Indianapolis until he is extradited to California.

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WANTED – Larry Hoselton – Child Molester


TOLEDO — Toledo police are looking for Larry Hoselton. He is wanted on a felony charge.

He is accused of having sex with a girl who also claims he paid her every time they had sex. He says she “came on” to him.

Hoselton is 6 ft. 1 in. tall and weighs about 146 lbs.

If you have information, you are asked to call CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111.

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