A judge sentenced Paul John McNicol, 30, of LeClaire, Iowa to 216 months in prison for receiving child pornography on Nov. 30 following a Homeland Security Investigations, or HSI, probe. The judge ordered McNicol to pay $10,000 in restitution and a $5,000 special assessment under the Justice for Victims of
A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment charging a Kansas man with one count of sexual exploitation of a child/production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography following a Homeland Security Investigations probe. Joel Cypert, 35, of Columbus, is accused of creating sexually explicit
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested 29-year-old Robert Luth for multiple counts of possession of child pornography. On August 17, 2022, detectives began an investigation after Luth admitted to viewing child pornography in a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office pre-employment polygraph. Detectives obtained a search warrant
The Clay School Board muted the microphone of a concerned parent attempting to read pornographic book available to students in the district’s library, according to video footage of a school board meeting as the district’s attorney berated and humiliated the concerned parent. James Bruce Bickner, aka J. Bruce Bickner, is
Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book introduced and advanced legislation in the Florida Senate Criminal Justice Committee today that aims to curb the growing endemic of “cyber trafficking”, a practice where both real and stolen images are uploaded to the Internet for people to buy, sell, trade, and exploit. Additionally, the legislation
United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Tatiana Power (41, Weston) today pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy related to a Florida-based international enterprise that operated subscription-based sexually exploitative “child modeling” websites. Power faces up to 20 years in federal prison. According to court documents, Tatiana Power (also
The mayor of Hudson, Ohio, is calling for the resignation of the entire Board of Education after high school seniors were assigned a controversial book with writing assignments that asked them to describe sexual experiences, to pretend they were a serial killer and to describe the taste of beer. “It
U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced John Robert Cooney (54, Orlando) to 12 years in federal prison for receiving images of children being sexually abused using an online social media application (app). The court also ordered Cooney to register as a sex offender and forfeit the electronic
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested 28-year-old Lonnie Smith for 11 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. According to detectives, their investigation began after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. An online account was
Former Mayor of Brooksville, Florida, Kevin Hohn, has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children. According to the criminal complaint, in September and December 2020, investigators identified a certain internet protocol address as having distributed images and
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) announced the arrest of 63-year-old David Norman Guess of St. Petersburg for the possession of child pornography. Detectives began their investigation a year ago, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), that child exploitation material was being uploaded
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 48-year-old Daniel Darren Sweeney, a registered sex offender, on the charge of video voyeurism. Following a tip, detectives searched Sweeney’s electronic devices and located pornographic (nude) videos of a child to whom he had access. The victim had no knowledge of the
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced recently the arrest of a Lakeland High School teacher and coach for possessing child pornography. 46-year-old Shawn Fitzgerald was charged with 408 counts of possessing child pornography. Fitzgerald was also a Youth Director at First United Methodist Church in Bartow. The investigation began after
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 72-year-old Gordon Aber of Palm Harbor for Possession of Child Pornography on Tuesday. Detectives began their investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Temple Terrace fire inspector has been arrested and accused of possessing “thousands of images and videos of child pornography, ranging in ages from infants to young teenagers,” Casey Dwayne Hannah, 40, of Seminole, was charged with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
23-year-old Palm Harbor man, Cody Robert Schoh was sentenced to 7 years and 11 months in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. According to court documents, the FBI began an investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that someone at Schoh’s
This week, former St. Petersburg police officer, 34-year-old Matthew Enhoffer pleaded guilty to distribution and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual had distributed child pornography on a
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Ruskin man on child pornography charges. On February 7, 2020, detectives executed a court-authorized search warrant at a home on Charr Island Street in reference to a child pornography investigation. Detectives found more than 100 images of child pornography. William Luciano, 67,
Last month on October 22, 2019, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic call at the home of Sonny Gyger. Prior to arrival at Gyger’s home, deputies were made aware that child porn existed on his computer. Gyger had already left his residence by the time deputies arrived.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of 54-year-old Scott Lippert of Clearwater for a multitude of crimes to include possession of child pornography and video voyeurism. According to detectives, their investigation began in October 2018, after receiving tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).