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Clayton man receives 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to enticing a minor for sex

Dennis M. Hogan, 60, was arrested in April 2018 and charged by a grand jury with multiple criminal counts tied to sexual solicitation of girls in the Philippines. According to court records, Hogan paid one 16-year-old girl $19 in American money in exchange for pornographic photos he requested via Facebook Messenger. He also traveled to the Philippines and met the girls, whom he knew were underage, for sex, according to court records. 

Kansas candidate who admitted to revenge porn drops out

A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who had been disowned by some Democrats for his incendiary social media posts and because he abused girls online when he was 14 years old announced Sunday that he is dropping out of the race.

Administration seeking rollbacks on tech company protections

The Justice Department is proposing that Congress roll back legal protections for online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter that generally could not be held legally responsible for what people post on the sites.

Former University of Idaho official charged with additional child pornography counts

Ada County prosecutors have added 11 additional child pornography charges against a Boise man with deep ties to state politics and the University of Idaho. In early October, Martin “Marty” Peterson, 76, was charged with three felony counts of accessing/viewing sexually explicit images of minors. Prosecutors amended that number in mid-December from three to 14.

First child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen.

Vatican convicts ex-diplomat of child porn distribution

The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican.