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Sirens & Gavels child pornography archive

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FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012

Do you know this child porn peddler?

Federal authorities are trying to identify a woman who is featured in child pornography with victims who have yet to be rescued. The woman could live anywhere in the United States. She is depicted in several videos discovered in June during a child pornography investigation...

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SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 2012

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Man gets 15 years for child sex abuse 

A Wenatchee man who sexually abused a 6-year-old girl and broadcasted it live on the Internet has been sentenced in Spokane to 15 years in federal prison. Scott J. Martin, 49, abused the girl at the direction of Christian Webb, a former Minot, North Dakota,...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012

Sex offender gets 8 years for child porn

A registered sex offender was sentenced to eight years in prison today for distributing child pornography. John Patrick McClaren, 46, of Hayden Lake, is to be on probation for 15 years after his release. The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began investigating McClaren...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

Troopers in Chism case not punished

The two Washington State Patrol troopers whose botched child pornography investigation cost taxpayers $2.4 million have been transferred off a sex crimes unit but have not faced any discipline for providing false information to a judge. WSP Sgt. John Sager and Trooper Rachel Gardner are...

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012

WSP settles Chism lawsuit for $2.4mil 

A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million. The Washington State Patrol and the attorney for Spokane Fire Department Lt. Todd Chism have settled a lawsuit stemming from the January 2008 search of Chism’s...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012

Crash kills man before porn sentencing

A man scheduled to be sentenced to federal prison today for child pornography died in a one-car crash in Pend Oreille County this morning. Bruce R. Thompson was killed when his 2003 GMC pickup went off state Route 211 about 10 miles west of Newport...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

Jury indicts DSHS worker for child porn

A state social services employee arrested on child pornography charges April 17 has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Darrell J. Rogers, 51, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of distribution of child pornography. The charges carry five years to 20 years in...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

DSHS worker had 'disturbing' child porn 

A state social services employee accused of distributing child pornography must undergo a mental health evaluation before he can leave jail, a judge ruled today. A federal prosecutor said the material distributed by Darrell J. Rogers, who licenses foster homes for children, is some of...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012

FBI arrests social worker for child porn

A state social services employee who licenses foster care homes was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child pornography possession. Darrell J. Rogers, 51, is in the Spokane County Jail without bail after appearing in U.S. District Court Tuesday afternoon. FBI agents arrested him at his...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

Valley man gets 4 years for child porn

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Jonathan Stocker, 30, was indicted September after a May 31 federal search of his home found 24 videos and images of children engaged in...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Sex offender admits child porn charge

A registered sex offender admitted today to possessing child pornography at his home in Hayden Lake, Idaho. John Patrick McClaren, 46, faces up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced June 19 in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene, according to the U.S. Attorney's...

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N. Idaho man sentenced for child porn 

A Hayden Lake man is to spend more than six years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Charley Brigham Leighton II, 41, also is to be on probation for 15 years, forfeit the computer and media used in the crime and register as a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Spokane police arrest sex offender Christopher Ebner on child pornography charges. (Jennier DeRuwe / Spokane Police Department)

Sex offender arrested for child porn

Spokane police Officer Tyler Cordis escorts sex offender Christopher Ebner to a patrol car after his arrest on child pornography charges today. (SPDphoto) A sex offender was arrested today for allegedly possessing child pornography. Christopher Michael Ebner, 37, lives in the 1400 block of North...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

Porn suspect wanted after skipping court

A 23-year-old man scheduled for trial this month on child pornography charges is wanted by Crime stoppers after skipping a court hearing. Richard B. Griffith is charged with possessing and distributing the illicit material via the Internet. Spokane police searched his apartment in the 5200...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2012

Spokane man gets 13 years for child porn

A sex offender assaulted in his cell by a self-proclaimed skinhead will spend nearly 15 years in prison for child pornography charges. Darrel W. Monzingo, 45, was sentenced today to 161 months after he pleaded guilty this summer to possessing and distributing child pornography. The...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2012

Athol man admits child porn charge

An Athol, Idaho, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a child pornography charge related to illicit material found during a search of his home in September 2010. Samuel Ted Ussery, 50, faces up to five years in prison and three years of probation after pleading guilty...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2011

Sex offender gets 10 years for child porn

A Cheney man who already went to federal prison for distributing child pornography using his former co-worker's stolen identity is to return for a 10-year sentence for another child porn charge. John Alan Harmon, 58, is to serve 120 months in federal prison and will...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

Charge: Soldier took child porn to Kuwait

A soldier is accused of transporting child pornography from Spokane to Kuwait while on duty with the military. Jason D. Talbott, 33, pleaded not guilty today to four child pornography charges in U.S. District Court in Spokane. He was allowed to stay out of jail...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Man pleads guilty to child porn charge 

A 41-year-old Hayden Lake man pleaded guilty Monday to possessing child pornography. Charley Brigham Leighton II faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and lifetime supervised release when he's sentenced Jan 30 by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in Coeur d'Alene....

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2011

Convicted rapist indicted for child porn

A 70-year-old Stevens County man who recently pleaded guilty to child rape has been indicted by a federal grand jury for producing child pornography. James Ernest Guinn, Jr., is in jail awaiting sentencing in Stevens County Superior Court and arraignment in U.S. District Court, where...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

CdA man, 25, gets 5 years for child porn

A Coeur d'Alene man who downloaded child pornography and shared it with other Internet users has been sentenced to five years in federal prison. Scott Tyler Aresvik, 25, also is to pay $1,750 in restitution to a child identified in one of the nine pornographic...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011

Invalid search nixes child porn case

Felony charges against a registered sex offender have been dismissed on technical grounds after a federal judge ruled that the search warrant used to find hundreds of images of child pornography on the suspect’s computer was invalid. Andrew V. Davis, 34, of Deer Park, faced...

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