Stories tagged: child pornography
Tue., March 1, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
Justices issue first opinion since Scalia’s death
The Supreme Court has issued its first opinion since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, upholding a lengthy prison sentence for a man convicted of possessing child pornography.
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
At child rape trial, victims take stand against physician
Dr. Craig Morgenstern led a secret life as a reckless child molester who made sex videos of himself with young boys he had drugged with prescription sedatives, federal prosecutors told …
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Maryland school aide faces child pornography charges
GREENBELT, Md. – A volunteer aide at a suburban Maryland elementary school is facing federal child-pornography charges after prosecutors say he made videos of children having sex with him and …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene man gets prison term for child porn
A Coeur d’Alene man who had amassed a large collection of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to 75 months in federal prison. Keith David Killingsworth, 38, also will spend 15 …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Thursday for trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes, with the judge …
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:04 p.m.
Teen charged for alleged role in prostitution ring
A 15-year-old is being charged as an adult for his role in a prostitution ring allegedly led by his 17-year-old brother.
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Spokane Valley man sentenced for child porn
Spokane Valley resident Thomas G. Myers, 45, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for distribution of child pornography.
Fri., Sept. 25, 2015, midnight
Boy Scout leader arrested on suspicion of child porn
A Boy Scout assistant troop leader was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possession of child pornography. David M. Armstrong, 47, was released on his own recognizance after a court hearing …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, midnight
Spokane attorney sentenced to 5 years in prison in child porn case
A longtime Spokane attorney was sentenced to five years in federal prison Friday on charges he received child pornography that was discovered on an iPad at a grocery store. Kenneth …
Fri., Sept. 4, 2015, 4:51 p.m.
Spokane attorney sentenced to 5 years in child porn case
Kenneth K. Watts, 66, was sentenced to 5 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to a child pornography crime earlier this summer. Police found …
Wed., March 11, 2015, midnight
Medical Lake parents alerted to bullying on Burnbook app
A phone app that high school students have been using to post nude pictures and bully classmates prompted Medical Lake School District officials to alert parents and call police. The …
Sat., Jan. 31, 2015, midnight
Bills suggest raising child porn fines for offenders
OLYMPIA – In an effort to fight rapidly growing cases of child pornography in Washington, legislators are considering raising the fines when offenders are found with those images. Washington has …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014, 9:04 a.m.
Medical Lake man gets 20 years in child porn case
A Medical Lake man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges of production and distribution of child pornography.
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
Federal grand jury indicts Morgenstern
A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Dr. Craig A. Morgenstern on accusations that during the past six years he took four children from Spokane to Hayden, Idaho where he sexually …
Fri., Oct. 24, 2014, 4:25 p.m.
Morgenstern faces federal charges for alleged sexual assault in Idaho
Craig Morgenstern, 45, now faces federal criminal charges for his alleged involvement in an ongoing plot to drug and molest children, according to court records.
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014, midnight
Medical Lake man pleads guilty to child porn and rape charges
A Medical Lake man faces a potential 20-year sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and rape charges stemming from misconduct with middle school students earlier this …
Tue., July 22, 2014, 7:56 a.m.
CdA man sentenced on child porn charges
Wade T. Weingart, 39, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after authorities found more than 60 files containing minors involved in sexually explicit acts on his computer, …
Tue., May 6, 2014, midnight
Man accused of uploading explicit images of middle school students
A Medical Lake man is accused of filming students from a local middle school performing sex acts in his apartment during their lunch break and then uploading the scenes to …
Sat., May 25, 2013, midnight
GU office raided in porn inquiry
Federal agents seized dozens of DVDs and other videos from a Gonzaga University faculty office and apartment as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation, newly unsealed documents show. The …
Fri., May 24, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
Child porn investigation prompts raid at Gonzaga
Federal agents seized dozens of DVDs and other videos from a Gonzaga University faculty office and apartment as part of an ongoing child pornography investigation, newly unsealed documents show.
Fri., May 17, 2013, midnight
Fugitive tracked to Nevada shoots himself
A man who fled sentencing on federal child pornography charges shot himself at a Nevada motel while on the lam, according to sheriff’s officials in Eureka County, Nev. Federal agents …
Tue., April 9, 2013, midnight
Ex-Liberty Lake pastor starts prison term for child porn
A former Liberty Lake youth pastor and YMCA swim coach who distributed child pornography is scheduled to begin a five-year federal prison sentence in Sheridan, Ore. Lonnie W. Castillo, 50, …
Thu., June 7, 2012, midnight
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 …
Sat., June 2, 2012, midnight
Chism settles suit against WSP for $2.4 million
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2012, 5:45 p.m.
Chism settles with WSP for $2.4 million after botched child porn inquiry
A botched search for child pornography at the home of a Spokane firefighter will cost Washington taxpayers $2.4 million.
Sat., April 21, 2012, midnight
Evaluation ordered for child porn suspect
A state social services employee accused of distributing child pornography must undergo a mental health evaluation before he can leave jail, a judge ruled Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl Hicks …
Thu., April 19, 2012, midnight
Foster care licensing agent arrested
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 …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2011, midnight
Chism’s wrongful arrest lawsuit headed to trial
A suspended Spokane firefighter’s wrongful arrest lawsuit against the Washington State Patrol over a botched child pornography investigation is headed to trial after an appellate court ruling Wednesday. A three-person …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2011, midnight
Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges
COLVILLE – Embattled Spokane firefighter Todd Chism won his latest legal battle with the Washington State Patrol on Thursday when a jury cleared him of all charges stemming from a …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2011, 9:44 p.m.
Jury clears firefighter Chism of all charges
COLVILLE – A Stevens County jury exonerated suspended Spokane Firefighter Todd Chism tonight of four felony counts and a misdemeanor stemming from a confrontation in 2010 that injured two Washington …