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May 22, 2017

MAN SENTENCED TO 120 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING INFANT RELATIVE AND POSSESSING OVER 220,000 CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 120 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting his infant relative and possessing over 220,000 pornographic photos and videos of prepubescent children.

Defendant Charges Sentence
Ryan Michael Booth, 32, Long Beach Found guilty by a jury on March 8, 2017, of the following felony counts:

  • (8) Oral copulation or sexual penetration with a minor 10 years or younger
  • (5) Using a minor for sex acts

Misdemeanor counts:

  • Sexual exploitation of a child

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Possessing over 600 images of child pornography with 10 or more involving a prepubescent minor
  • 120 years to life in state prison
  • Mandatory lifetime sex offender registration pursuant to PC 290

Circumstances of the Case

  • Between 2013 and August 2014, Booth sexually assaulted his relative, Jane Doe, from the time she was under one year old until Jane Doe was two years old.
  • Booth also possessed over 600 pornographic videos and images of prepubescent children and traded the images and videos online for additional child pornography.
  • On Aug. 29, 2014, a Constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was conducting a child pornography investigation when he discovered images of a female approximately two to three years of age.
  • The officer determined that the Internet Protocol (IP) address for the user who posted the images originated in Long Beach, and he referred the case to U.S. Homeland Security Cybercrimes Center.
  • On Sept. 5, 2014, the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigators discovered over 220,000 images and 2,000 videos of child sexual exploitation content, including photos and videos of the defendant engaging in sexual conduct with his two-year-old relative, Jane Doe, in Booth’s residence. LAPD officers arrested Booth later that day.
  • During the investigation, LAPD officers discovered that the defendant sexually assaulted Jane Doe in her home in Costa Mesa and submitted the case to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

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May 11, 2017

Pasadena Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Child Pornography over Peer-to-Peer Computer Network

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LOS ANGELES – A Pasadena resident has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for distributing child pornography over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.

Michael Brian Perry, 38, was sentenced on Monday by United States District Judge Otis D. Wright II.

Perry pleaded guilty on February 15 to one count of distribution of child pornography. In a plea agreement filed in court, Perry admitted that in October 2014 he “used peer-to-peer software on his computer hard drive to knowingly share with other peer-to-peer users files that defendant knew contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”

When authorities searched Perry’s residence in November 2014, they recovered computer equipment that contained at least 697 images of child pornography and at least 457 videos of child pornography, some of which depicted children under the age of 12 being used for sexual acts and some of which portrayed sadistic or masochistic sexual conduct against the minor victims.

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April 26, 2017

PRESIDENT OF BUENA PARK SCHOOL BOARD TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR DISTRIBUTING OVER 600 PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Filed under: California Chid Pornography Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The president of the Buena Park School Board is scheduled to be arraigned for possessing and distributing over 600 photos and videos of child pornography, including prepubescent minors and infants.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, Buena Park Charged on April 21, 2017, with:

  • One felony count of Possession of Child Pornography
  • One felony count of Distribution of Child Pornography

Sentencing Enhancement Allegation:

  • Possessing over 600 images
  • Five years and eight months in state prison
  • Mandatory lifetime sex offender registration pursuant to PC290
Continued arraignment

May 5, 2017, 10:00 a.m.

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

The defendant is accused of the following:

  • Possessing and distributing over 15 separate cloud storage links, which contained over 600 videos depicting pre-pubescent children and infants engaging in or simulating sexual conduct

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April 25, 2017

FORMER MRS. ORANGE COUNTY PAGEANT WINNER SENTENCED TO COURT OFFER OF 10 MONTHS JAIL FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former Mrs. Orange County pageant winner was sentenced to a court offer of ten months in county jail for possessing and distributing child pornography of a 4-year-old female relative.

Defendant Charges Sentence
Meghan Breanna Alt, 27, Irvine Pleaded guilty on April 21, 2017 to:

  • One felony count of possession of child pornography
  • One felony count of lewd or lascivious act with a minor, under 14 years of age
Court offer:

  • 300 days county jail
  • Three years of formal probation
  • 15 days of Cal Trans
  • Ordered to pay restitution
  • Child Abuser’s Treatment Program
  • Lifetime sex offender registration pursuant to PC 290

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, the defendant was a church youth volunteer at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Clemente and Irvine, and had access to children.
  • Between Jan. 1, 2015, and Oct. 7, 2015, Alt possessed photographs of her relative, 4-year-old Jane Doe, in sexually explicit poses.
  • The defendant used her cell phone to distribute the photos of Jane Doe to a U.S. Marine stationed in Southern California in exchange for gifts.
  • On Oct. 7, 2015, Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) investigators conducted a traffic stop on Alt as she was driving in San Diego County and arrested her.

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April 10, 2017

Ventura County Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Allegedly Producing Child Pornography Involving 6-Year-Old Girl

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LOS ANGELES – A Simi Valley man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of producing child pornography in a case involving a 6-year-old girl.

Eric Allen Haensgen, 38, who until August 2015 lived in Huntley, Illinois, is also charged with distributing and possessing child pornography.

The indictment alleges that Haensgen produced still photos and videos of the young victim. Investigators found 83 images and three videos of a 6-year-old girl that had been shot with Haensgen’s iPhone and downloaded to a computer, according to court documents.

Haensgen allegedly distributed over the BitTorrent Network other examples of child pornography he obtained from the internet.

Haensgen was arrested on March 24 by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) after federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint that accused him of one count of producing child pornography.

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April 4, 2017

Inland Empire Dentist Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography and Admits Distributing Images on Computer Network

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RIVERSIDE, California – A dentist who formerly lived and worked in Temecula pleaded guilty this afternoon to possession of child pornography, including videos of children under the age of 10 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Milan Irvin, 34, who currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga, pleaded guilty this afternoon to one count of possession of child pornography and admitted in a plea agreement that he “downloaded, received, possessed and distributed images and videos of child pornography using the internet.”

Irvin specifically admitted possessing a sexual explicit video depicting a girl under 10 and distributing another video involving a girl between 10 and 12. Irvin possessed approximately 200 images and 50 videos of child pornography on a computer.

Irvin pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Jesus G. Bernal, who scheduled a sentencing hearing for July 10.

The charge of possession of child pornography carries a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. The plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of three years to five years, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. The actual sentence will be determined by Judge Bernal, but if the court decides to deviate from the agreed-upon sentence, both parties have the option to withdraw from the plea agreement and proceed to trial.

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March 28, 2017

MAN POSING AS MODELING AGENT SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS AND EIGHT MONTHS IN PRISON FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING MINOR GIRLS AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Filed under: California Chid Pornography Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A man who posed as a modeling agent and professional photographer was sentenced today to 12 years and eight months in state prison for sexually assaulting minor girls and possessing child pornography. Christopher Andrew Brown, 44, Bell Canyon, pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2016, to five felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor, five felony counts of oral copulation of a minor, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, one felony count of using a minor for distribution of obscene material, and one felony count of lewd acts on a child. In addition to prison, Brown was sentenced to mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.

At the time of the crime, Brown traveled as a freelance photographer and told victims he was a modeling agent. The defendant previously worked as a children’s gymnastics coach.

In February 2013, Brown committed a lewd act on 15-year-old Jane Doe 2.

Between June 13, 2014, and Aug. 31, 2015, Brown met minor Jane Doe 1 and offered to take photographs of the victim. During that time, the defendant took sexually explicit photos of Jane Doe 1 and sexually assaulted her by penetration with a foreign object, oral copulation, and using the minor for distribution of obscene material.

One of the defendant’s relatives discovered evidence of child pornography in Brown’s possession and reported the crime to authorities. This case was investigated by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) with assistance from the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. OCSD located and arrested Brown on Sept. 25, 2015, at a shopping center in Newport Beach. Brown possessed and controlled child pornography on his personal computer and an external hard drive at the time of his arrest.

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February 28, 2017

Orange County Man Sentenced to 190 Years in Federal Prison for Traveling to Philippines to Molest Young Girls and Filming the Abuse

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SANTA ANA, California – A onetime school teacher who traveled to the Philippines to engage in sex with two girls and produced videos of the abuse was ordered today to serve 190 years in federal prison.

Robert Ruben Ornelas, 66, of Santa Ana, who has a long history of abusing children, received the 2,280-month sentence from United States District Judge Cormac J. Carney.

During today’s hearing, Judge Carney said Ornelas molested children in a “cruel manner” and the defendant demonstrated a complete disregard for his victims’ humanity.

Ornelas was found guilty in November by a federal jury of seven counts – two counts of engaging in sexual conduct in a foreign place, three counts of producing child pornography, and two counts of possessing child pornography.

The evidence presented during a six-day trial showed that Ornelas traveled to the Philippines on multiple occasions. He was convicted in relation to three specific trips – in 2006, 2008 and 2012 – where he sexually assaulted two girls who were as young as approximately eight. During all three trips, Ornelas took videos of the molestation and brought the images with him when he returned the U.S.

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February 17, 2017

Riverside County Man Arrested on Federal Charges of Advertising, Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

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RIVERSIDE, California – Federal authorities this morning arrested a Perris man who was indicted last week by a grand jury on child pornography offenses stemming from a large collection of illicit images found on his home computer and evidence that he was engaged in online trading of child pornography with others, including an undercover law enforcement officer.

Jerry Glen Moran Jr., 63, was taken into custody without incident by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. Moran is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court.

A federal grand jury on February 8th named Moran in a four-count indictment that charges the defendant with one count of advertising child pornography, two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

During the investigation, authorities recovered tens of thousands of images and videos on Moran’s home computer and in emails that he had sent and received. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reviewed many of the computer files and identified thousands of them as being known images and videos of child pornography.

The investigation into Moran began after he was found to be a user of a foreign photo-sharing website identified by law enforcement as a platform used by child pornographers to meet and trade child pornography.

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December 28, 2016

Riverside Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Filed under: California Chid Pornography Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

LOS ANGELES – A Riverside man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, the latest Inland Empire man to receive a substantial sentence for a child pornography offense.

Walter Klink, 42, was sentenced by United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips to spend 240 months in prison. Following his release from custody, Klink will be on lifetime supervised release.

Klink had previously been convicted by the United States Attorney’s Office for possession of child pornography. In 2007 he was sentenced by Judge Phillips to eight years in prison.  After commencing his supervised release, law enforcement received evidence that Klink once again possessed child pornography, including pornographic images of a minor relative.

“This defendant’s criminal conduct paused only while he was in federal prison,” said United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker. “Therefore, the sentence in this case will help protect the children of our community for the next two decades and will ensure the defendant is under court supervision for the rest of his life.”

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