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white male FBI special agent charged with possessing and distributing child pornography

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A former FBI special agent, who worked on some of the bureau’s most high profile cases including the 9/11 attacks and the Oklahoma bombing, faces twenty years in prison after being arrested on child pornography charges.

Donald Sachtleben, 54, who served the FBI as a bomb technician for 25 years, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.

The Indiana resident was arrested after the FBI and an Internet Crimes Against Children task force began investigating another individual who was allegedly trading child pornography online.

That individual, identified as Jason Nicoson from Illinois, was arrested in January.

After searching Nicoson’s computer, investigators were able to trace illegal activity to Sachtleben’s home in Carmel.

After obtaining a search warrant on May 3, police allegedly discovered approximately 30 images and video files containing child pornography on the hard drive of his laptop computer.

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Charged: Sachtleben, 54, faces thirty years behind bars if convicted of the child pornography possession and distribution charges

Police interviewed Sachtleben’s wife, who denied knowing anything about the images on her husband’s computer, according to an affidavit released today by the U.S Attorney’s office in Indiana.

The indecent images found on Sachtleben’s computer allegedly match those which were discovered on Nicoson’s.

If convicted, Sachtleben faces up to 20 years behind bars for the distribution charge and up to 10 years for the possession charge.

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Successful career: After retiring from an illustrious career in the FBI, Sachtleben began working in the Forensic Science department at Oklahoma State University, where he has been employed since last October

Both charges carry a fine of up to $250,000 and a lifetime supervised release.

‘Today’s announcement […]should make clear that no matter who you are, you will be brought to justice if you are found guilty of such criminal behavior,’ said US Attorney Joseph Hogsett.

Sachtleben retired from the FBI in 2008, after working on cases including the Unabomber case, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the USS Cole bombing, reported ABC News.

and currently works at Oklahoma State University in the Forensic Sciences department, where he has been employed since last October.

He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144546/Top-FBI-special-agent-charged-possessing-distributing-child-pornography-faces-20-years-bars.html#ixzz1uwJBHY7i

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New York court rules viewing child pornography online not a crime

In a controversial decision that is already sparking debate around the country, the New York Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that viewing child pornography onlineis not a crime.

“The purposeful viewing of child pornography on the internet is now legal in New York,” Senior Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick wrote in a majority decision for the court.

The decision came after Marist College professor James D. Kent was sentenced to prison in August 2009 after more than 100 images of child pornography were found on his computer’s cache.

Whenever someone views an image online, a copy of the image’s data is saved in the computer’s memory cache.

The ruling attempts to distinguish between individuals who see an image of child pornography online versus those who actively download and store such images, MSNBC reports. And in this case, it was ruled that a computer’s image cache is not the same as actively choosing to download and save an image.

“Merely viewing Web images of child pornography does not, absent other proof, constitute either possession or procurement within the meaning of our Penal Law,” Ciparick wrote in the decision.

See a copy of the court’s full ruling on the child pornography decision.

The court said it must be up to the legislature, not the courts, to determine what the appropriate response should be to those viewing images of child pornography without actually storing them. Currently, New York’s legislature has no laws deeming such action criminal.

As The Atlantic Wire notes, under current New York law, “it is illegal to create, possess, distribute, promote or facilitate child pornography.” But that leaves out one critical distinction, as Judge Ciparick stated in the court’s decision. 

“[S]ome affirmative act is required (printing, saving, downloading, etc.) to show that defendant in fact exercised dominion and control over the images that were on his screen,” Ciparick wrote. “To hold otherwise, would extend the reach of (state law) to conduct—viewing—that our Legislature has not deemed criminal.”

The case originated when Kent brought his computer in to be checked for viruses, complaining that it was running slowly. He has subsequently denied downloading the images himself.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/viewing-child-pornography-not-crime-according-york-court-165025919.html

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police raid home of NBA star Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen over child pornography allegations

Investigation: The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) searched the home of NBA player Chris 'Birdman' Andersen in connection with child pornography

Investigation: The Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) searched the home of NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen in connection with child pornography

The Douglas County Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) investigated the Larkspur, Colorado home of NBA player Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen in connection with child pornography on Thursday.

The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California.

Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets.

 Searched: The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California

Searched: The ICAC said they began investigating Andersen, 33, in February of this year, after they were given a tip from a law enforcement agency in California

Sergeant Ron Hanavan told the Mail Online that the ICAC confiscated property from Andersen’s Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case.

The ICAC investigates crimes ranging from the exchange of pornographic images to child prostitution.

Sergeant Hanavan said that no arrests have been made at this time.

 ‘We need to complete a thorough investigation to determine what, if any appropriate charges would be forwarded to the District Attorney for prosecution,’ Sergeant Hanavan said to the Mail Online.

The Denver Nuggets have cut ties with Andersen pending the results.

‘The Denver Nuggets are aware of today’s media reports involving forward/center Chris Andersen. It involves a legal investigation and we are awaiting further details,’ team officials wrote in an unsigned statement to the Denver Post.

 

benched: Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets

benched: Pending the completion of the investigation, Andersen has been suspended from all team-related activities by the Denver Nuggets

 

 

Seized: Sergeant Ron Hanavan said the ICAC confiscated property from Anderson's Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case
Seized: Sergeant Ron Hanavan said the ICAC confiscated property from Anderson's Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case
 

Seized: Sergeant Ron Hanavan said the ICAC confiscated property from Andersen’s Red Hill Road estate that they believe is connected to a case

‘Per team policy, the Nuggets will not comment on any ongoing legal circumstance involving any player or employee.’

This year marks Andersen’s 10th in the NBA and his seventh season in Denver.

The forward has a history of getting involved in children’s charities, according to the Daily News.

Andersen has raised money for Mount Saint Vincent, a sanctuary for abused children, and the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), which provides funding for low-income families to send their children to private schools.

 

His Middle Name is Claus: Andersen has a history of getting involved in children's charities. In 2009, he dressed up as Santa to raise money for the Alliance for Choice in Education

His Middle Name is Claus: Andersen has a history of getting involved in children’s charities. In 2009, he dressed up as Santa to raise money for the Alliance for Choice in Education

In 2009, he dressed up as Santa to assist in ACE’s holiday fundraising drive, since his middle name is Claus.

Sergeant Hanavan told the Mail Online that Andersen has been cooperating.

His attorney, Mark Bryant, released a statement on his behalf.

‘We need to complete a thorough investigation to determine what, if any appropriate charges would be forwarded to the District Attorney for prosecution.’

Sergeant Hanavan

‘I believe in Chris. I would ask the citizens of Colorado to give Chris his due,’ Mr Bryant wrote to the Denver Post.

‘Like every one of us, he is presumed innocent. At the end of the day, I am confident it will be shown that he did nothing wrong.’

Andersen was previously banned from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league’s drug policy.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142750/Police-raid-home-NBA-star-Chris-Birdman-Andersen-child-pornography-allegations.html#ixzz1uZnXNW6U

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children raped, sodomized on Facebook pages

Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series examining the dark side of Facebook. Part two comes tomorrow. Media wishing to interview WND’s Chelsea Schilling about this series, please contact us here.

(EXPLICIT CONTENT: This report contains graphic details of sexual abuse of children as it has appeared in numerous locations on Facebook. WND immediately reported images of child pornography and child sexual abuse to the FBI. Censored screenshots published are among the mildest of those found.)

She’s a tiny brunette with brown eyes, barely 10, and she’s naked – posing for the man who raped her and traded her photo like currency with thousands of insatiable predators on Facebook.

The girl doesn’t smile, because she knows what comes next. Her abuser will share photos and earn bragging rights from thousands of others just like him who will exchange their own titillating snapshots – often images uploaded from cell phones – of boys and girls they molest.

She’s beautiful. In fact, she could be your own daughter, or little sister. Her little curls dangle over her youthful skin. Her bare body is clearly underdeveloped. But she has become a tool for sex, an X-rated trading card, a means to arouse the world’s sexual deviants.

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There are many more young girls and boys like her – not in some sleazy magazine from the back of an adult bookshop, not from some homemade videos in the red light district, not in the back alleys of Bangladesh, but on the pages of one of the most successful new Internet companies in the world.

Meet the dark underbelly of Facebook, an ubiquitous U.S.-based company making an initial public offering expected to value the company as high as $100 billion.

Graphic images of sexualized children under age 12 and adults raping young kids are traded among circles of pedophiles on Facebook. Censored screenshots published are among the mildest of those found.)

Another profile reveals a small boy, about 8, who looks much like a neighborhood Little League champion or Cub Scout. He’s been forced to undress on a bed and hold his ankles behind his head as his captor photographs his exposed genitals and anus.

One more boy, about 12, is lying face down on a bed as an adult male penetrates him. The photo is a mobile upload – likely taken by a third person in the room who observed the child’s rape and posted the image to Facebook with a cell phone.

On other pages, child-porn deviants share a photo of two naked girls who are kissing and fondling one another outdoors. Yet another boy, who appears to be about 4, is receiving oral sex from a child roughly two years his senior.

Other children just like them are shown sodomizing one another – or being raped by adult men or women – in photos and video links of the abuse posted on Facebook. Entire albums of exploited boys and girls are visible to the public and shared with the click of a mouse.

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On the Facebook user page called “Kidsex Young,” one man asks others, “Care to trade vids?” Another posts a video of a naked man fondling a baby on a bed.

One Facebook user identified as “Kidsex Young” quickly “friends” those with similar interests to trade photos and videos of abuse.

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white couple charged with child pornography and bestiality

Shawn Ingram and Dana Kintz

What started as a call to police claiming domestic abuse resulted in charges  that a man and his girlfriend sexually abused a dog, court records show.

Dana Kintz, 28, called police March 12 to the couple’s home in the 4000 block  of Russell Boulevard, alleging that Shawn Ingram, 37, had punched and slapped  her. Police said they found child pornography on Ingram’s cellphone and images  of Kintz engaged in sex acts with a dog.

Both were charged with unlawful sex with an animal, a misdemeanor. Ingram  also was charged with felony possession of child pornography.

Officials said there was sufficient evidence to charge Kintz as a willing  participant, although she claimed Ingram had coerced her behavior, and made her  wear a dog collar and mask.

Pictures showed Dana Kintz, 28, wearing a mask and dog collar while engaging in sexual acts with a dog

Pictures showed Dana Kintz, 28, wearing a mask and dog collar while engaging in sexual acts with a dog

Ingram denied it all to police, but officials said they found he had posted  pictures of the activities to animal fetish websites.

Ingram has served time in prison previously on a child porn conviction. He is  listed on Illinoissex offender database as living out of state but not shown  on Missouri’s list.

Kintz told a reporter she believes she was charged only because she refused  to cooperate with authorities on the child porn issue; she said someone else was  responsible for the pictures on Ingram’s phone.

She also said the dog at issue has since run away.

Ingram lawyer’s Douglas Forsyth, said, “I don’t have any comment about  anything.”

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/call-to-st-louis-home-results-in-charges-of-child/article_68661248-9572-11e1-bf31-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1twGACn1g

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