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Arrest of Internet predator in Washington County

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CANONSBURG – Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that agents from the Attorney General’s Child Predator Unit have arrested a Lawrence County man accused of using the Internet to sexually proposition what he believed was a 13-year-old girl. The “girl” was actually an undercover agent from the Child Predator Unit who was using the online profile of a child.Arrest of Internet predator in Washington County

Corbett identified the defendant as Leroy Maloni, 69, 3511 State Route 208, Apt. 4, New Wilmington.

Corbett said that Maloni allegedly used an Internet chat room to approach an undercover agent on May 14, 2008, asking her detailed questions about her physical appearance, her manner of schooling and what she liked to do for “fun.”

Corbett said that Maloni allegedly continued to contact the girl online, eventually escalating the tone of the conversations and repeatedly expressing his desire to meet her for sex.

According to the criminal complaint, Maloni made arrangements to meet with the child at a place to be determined in Canonsburg on June 17, 2008 at around 10:00 am.

Cuba deports U.S. fugitive charged with sex crimes

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Cuba deports U.S. fugitive charged with sex crimesHAVANA, Cuba (CNN) — The Cuban government has handed over to U.S. authorities a California man facing federal child sex crime charges, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Leonard B. Auerbach, 61, an Orinda, California, mortgage broker, was deported Friday to the United States, the ministry said in a statement.

Auerbach was believed to have entered Cuba on April 8. He was detained May 7 at the request of American officials.

Auerbach faces charges of child sex tourism and possession of child pornography and was named to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s list of most wanted fugitives in April. Authorities said he traveled to Costa Rica about 40 times between 2003 and 2007, where he allegedly engaged in sex with a preteen girl.

Police executing search warrants found computers and thumb drives featuring pictures of Auerbach “with a minor female in various stages of undress” as well as sexually explicit photos of the girl, an ICE statement said, citing court documents.

Such cooperation is unusual — but not unheard of — between Cuba and the United States. No extradition treaty exists between the two nations.

The government of Cuba said it deported Auerbach because of its commitment to combating sex crimes.

Teachers held in Australian child porn sting

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Teachers held in Australian child porn stingSYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Australian police have arrested 70 people and removed four children from their homes as part of a six-month nationwide investigation of a global child pornography network, police said Thursday.

Twenty other people have been summoned to appear in court. All 90 — including a police officer and several teachers — face charges of accessing images of children being abused on the Internet, police said.

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said the Interpol-led investigation was conducted simultaneously by law enforcement authorities in 170 countries. Further arrests are expected, he said.

It was one of the largest child pornography investigations in Australian history, police said.

Child abuse suspect on run in Brazil

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Child abuse suspect on run in BrazilA fugitive Israeli who is considered to be the ringleader of, and “spiritual mentor” responsible for, one of the worst child abuse cases in Israeli history has fled to Brazil, police said Thursday, after the lifting of a court-imposed gag order.

The mother of eight indicted for child abuse, left, and “rabbi” Elior Chen, suspected of being her mentor.

Rabbi Elior Chen, 29, and his followers are suspected of severely abusing two children, ages three and four, who were beaten with hammers, knives and other implements for months, until the younger child lost consciousness in March.

They are also suspected of the severely abusing other children in the family.

The three-year-old suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother and her companions, according to an indictment filed in a Jerusalem court.

He is expected to remain in a vegetative state for the rest of his life.

Chen originally flew from Israel to Canada to avoid arrest after police uncovered the abuse, then immediately continued to Brazil.

Brazilian police are still searching for Chen, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said.

Internet porn network uncovered in Spain

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Internet porn network uncovered in SpainMADRID, Spain (AP) — Spanish police have detained 55 people suspected of running an Internet child pornography racket.

A National Police statement Tuesday says those arrested include university students, high school teachers, architects and civil servants.

Police say they have confiscated some 180 hard disks in the raids carried out over the past month across Spain.

The detained are suspected of creating, buying and swopping child pornography videos via the Internet.

R. Kelly’s lawyers claim to have new witness

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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — R. Kelly’s child pornography trial was adjourned Wednesday after a lawyer for the R&B singer said he received a call from a man who claims to have information relevant to the case.

 

R. Kelly denies he was the man featured on a videotape having sex with an underage girl.

Judge Vincent Gaughan said attorneys needed time to depose the man, who potentially could impeach someone else’s testimony, but didn’t elaborate. Kelly attorney Sam Adam Sr. said the man was flying to Chicago Wednesday night from another state.

Kelly, 41, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of child pornography for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

His lawyers maintain he is not on the tape, and the alleged victim, now 23, has denied she is on the tape.

But a dozen witnesses have identified the same person as the alleged victim who prosecutors claim was a minor when the tape was made. Prosecutors claim the tape was made between January 1, 1998, and November 1, 2000, and that the female participant was born in September 1984.

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children

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LONDON, England (CNN) — Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said.

Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing children

Children like this 15-year-old girl have suffered abuse at the hands of some UN soldiers and aid workers.

Children as young as 6 have been forced to have sex with aid workers and peacekeepers in return for food and money, Save the Children UK said in a report released Tuesday.

After interviewing hundreds of children, the charity said it found instances of rape, child prostitution, pornography, indecent sexual assault and trafficking of children for sex.

“It is hard to imagine a more grotesque abuse of authority or flagrant violation of children’s rights,” said Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children UK. Charity: Aid workers raping, abusing childrenWatch a report on the abuse »

In the report, “No One To Turn To” a 15-year-old girl from Haiti told researchers: “My friends and I were walking by the National Palace one evening when we encountered a couple of humanitarian men. The men called us over and showed us their penises.

“They offered us 100 Haitian gourdes ($2.80) and some chocolate if we would suck them. I said, ‘No,’ but some of the girls did it and got the money.”

Operation IDent

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LYON, France (08/05/2008) – Within 48 hours of INTERPOL’s global appeal to the public, the prime suspect, Wayne Nelson Corliss, 58, from Union City, New Jersey, who was photographed sexually abusing young children in Southeast Asia in images distributed on the Internet was identified, located and arrested in Union City by Special Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) based in Newark, New Jersey.

As a result of independent tips provided via the Internet to INTERPOL Headquarters in Lyon by three individuals living in the United States, the suspected child sex abuser targeted by INTERPOL’s Operation IDent, launched May 6, was arrested in the early hours of May 8 by ICE Agents.

“Two days ago, this man’s nationality, identity and location were totally unknown. All we had to go by wereOperation IDent aWayne Nelson series of graphic photographs in which the suspect was seen sexually abusing young children and our confidence that the public and police worldwide would once again respond to INTERPOL’s call for assistance. That two days later, the primary suspect is now in custody is an outstanding achievement and a credit to the citizens, media and law enforcement worldwide who responded to INTERPOL’s call,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

“The arrest made this morning by ICE agents in Newark, of a highly sought child predator suspect, is an outstanding example of international law enforcement partnership to keep children safe both in our countries and around the world,” said Julie L. Myers, Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for ICE. “Their work and the incredible response from the public to INTERPOL’s call for assistance made this arrest possible. All who value the safety and well-being of children should be heartened by this success.”

Awareness Speech in Colombia – October 22, 06

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Awareness Speech in Colombia - October 22, 06Rafael Nunez, the Deputy Director of the CPIU made an appearance in Bogotá Colombia at the Politecnico Gran Colombiano University.

Director Nunez provided an insight to students, educators and many others with insightful information on how child predators work and how to help prevent their own children from falling victim.

Also one of our staff member, Andrés Velazquez, kindly explained to the audience such topics as Computer Forensics, Electronics Evidence, Media Collection, Incident Response, Collecting Volatile Data, Imaging Electronic media and Forensics Analysis.

We were very glad to share with the Colombian people and students.

Taking Action – January 08, 06′

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Taking Action - January 08, 06'Mark Hullet, age 34 from Williston Vermont was found guilty of raping a 6 year old girl for 4 years, I said rape, not molested. So from 6-10 years of age, this girl was raped over, over and over again.

The prosecutor was seeking 20 years imprisonment. Which, honestly, still isn’t enough.

However, Judge Edward Cashman’s sentenced Hullet to a mere 60 days, where he will then be released back into society.

His reason was that child predators have a mental disease and there isnothing prison can do to treat that disease. He did not see why the state of Vermont should waste their money putting him in prison.

Taking Action - January 08, 06'However, Vermont’s state code clearly states that a judge should take into consideration the damage done to the victim when issuing a punishment. This judge clearly did not do this.

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Action can no longer be made in regards to this, as this case is now closed and minimal action has been made against this judge by politicians in Vermont.