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FBI internal affairs chief pleads guilty
WASHINGTON


— The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last Friday to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before his law enforcement career, his lawyer said.

Conditt sought treatment for sex offenders after his arrest last year, said his attorney, Toby Goldsmith.

"The problem these people have is they don't really feel like it is their fault," Goldsmith said. "The treatment doesn't work unless you admit you are the one who instigated it, and he did that."

Conditt headed the internal affairs unit that investigates agent wrongdoing for the Office of Professional Responsibility at FBI headquarters in Washington from 1999 until his retirement in June 2001, the FBI said. He wrote articles in law enforcement journals on how police agencies could effectively investigate their own conduct.

FBI officials said Tuesday they had no information to suggest that Conditt had any problems during his career and he was never the subject of an investigation.

Goldsmith said he was concerned about the safety of his client in prison given that he is a former FBI agent and an admitted child molester. "He's not going to be comfortable in the penitentiary," the lawyer said.

Goldsmith said his client had admitted that he had molested at least two other girls before he became an FBI agent more than 30 years ago, but that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing while he served in the bureau.

"It seems that he never did because he had stricter control at that time," the lawyer said.

Conditt could have faced life in prison, and prosecutors requested he get 50 years. The judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison, in part citing Conditt's decision to spare the victim the trauma of a trial, Goldsmith said.

Conditt's conviction is the latest controversy to strike the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility.

Last year, FBI Director Robert Mueller transferred the head of the office to another supervisory assignment outside Washington




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http://www.journalreview.com/news/article_aa52a056-cb64-11e4-8aa8-bf377eed2b39.html


Boy waiting for mentor



Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 1:15 am



Mentors come from all walks of life. The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Juvenile Mentoring Program has a diverse selection of mentors. Some mentors are retired, some are young professionals, some are married with young children and some are empty-nesters. The main requirement for someone wishing to mentor is willingness to be a difference in a child’s life.

The process to becoming a mentor includes a written application, three character references, a sit-down interview with program staff, an FBI and local criminal history background check, a driving records check and a volunteer training which teaches you how
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-police-officer-and-pastor-charged-with-sexually-abusing-teenager/2015/03/16/0c89215c-cc53-11e4-a2a7-9517a3a70506_story.html?tid=HP_local?tid=HP_local


D.C. police officer and pastor charged with sexually abusing teenager




March 17 at 12:03 AM
A D.C. police officer who was also a pastor was charged Monday with sexually abusing a teenager who attended the church that he led.

Darrell Best, 45, of Upper Marlboro was arrested in Largo at about 9 p.m. Monday, two days after the teen came forward to report the abuse, according to a D.C. police press release. Best was charged with first-degree sex abuse of a minor.

The police statement said that the victim, who is 16, told police that Best was her pastor at God-A Second Chance Ministry Church and that he abused her three times, starting in December. Police obtained a warrant for Best’s arrest the next day.

A website lists Best as senior pastor at the non-denominational church on Southern Avenue SE.

D.C. Police spokeswoman Gwen Crump said that Best has served on the police force for 25 years, and is now on administrative leave.
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https://news.vice.com/article/doj-report-reveals-dea-agent-sex-parties-funded-by-colombian-drug-cartels


DOJ Report Reveals DEA Agent "Sex Parties" Funded by Colombian Drug Cartels


March 26, 2015 | 7:40 pm

Life is tough for American drug enforcement agents in Latin America. After billions of dollars and decades spent fighting the drug war from Mexico to Patagonia, more drugs than ever are flowing north. According to a bombshell report by the Department of Justice, agents in Colombia found a novel solution to their problems: if they couldn't beat the cartels, they would take part in cartel-funded "sex parties" with prostitutes and pay regular visits to brothels while stationed in the country.

The report, released on Thursday by the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General, found that four US agencies involved in the drug war in Colombia — the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the US Marshals Services — did not properly address allegations of sexual misconduct committed by their agents in the country. Among the four, the DEA was found to have engaged in some of the most inappropriate behavior, including sexual bacchanals, and then failed to comply with the Justice Department's inquiries.

Investigators looked at conduct between 2009 and 2012, but highlighted incidents that took place as early as 2005. Among their most noteworthy findings are allegations that 10 DEA agents stationed in Colombia "solicited prostitutes and engaged in other serious misconduct." A Colombian police officer allegedly used funds from "local drug cartels" to arrange sex romps for the agents that were held "at their government-leased headquarters" over several years.

The orgies gave new meaning to the phrase 'high-risk sexual behavior.'

DEA supervisors in Colombia were reportedly aware of the parties and received complaints from building managers about the noise they emitted. According to the report, the agency's regional director "justified the failure to report the allegations by stating that the matter was a management issue." Visits that DEA agents allegedly paid to local brothels were also not reported.

Some of the agents implicated in the debauchery claimed to have been unaware of the fact that drug lords had subsidized their recreational activities, but the Justice Department's investigation determined that they "should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds."

Related: 'Rambo' Has PTSD: The Strange Case of an International DEA Murder-for-Hire Drug Sting

In addition to soliciting prostitutes and having their sexual encounters paid for, three DEA supervisory special agents allegedly received "money, expensive gifts, and weapons from drug cartel members." Seven of the ten agents eventually admitted that they were present at the parties. The DEA handed out suspensions of 2 to 10 days.

"The DEA Inspector told us that prostitution is considered a part of the local culture and is tolerated in certain areas called 'tolerance zones,' " the report says. "According to the Inspector, it is common for prostitutes to be present at business meetings involving cartel members and foreign officers. The DEA Inspector also stated that the acceptability of this type of behavior affects the way in which federal law enforcement employees conduct themselves in this particular country."

'Of all the different drug war agencies, the DEA has been the most obstinate and the most obnoxious.'

The DOJ report warns that in addition to being a breach of US policy, the orgies gave new meaning to the phrase "high-risk sexual behavior."

"The fact that most of the 'sex parties' occurred in government-leased quarters where agents' laptops, BlackBerry devices, and other government-issued equipment were present created potential security risks for the DEA and for the agents who participated in the parties, potentially exposing them to extortion, blackmail, or coercion," it says.

Inspectors were not reassured that a Colombian officer claimed that he had protected their weapons and other property while the agents engaged with the sex workers.

"Prostitutes in agents' quarters could easily have had access to sensitive DEA equipment and information," it states.

Related: Facebook Tells the DEA That Fake Accounts and Covert Ops Are Not Welcome

Across the four agencies reviewed by the inspector general, investigators found "relatively few reported allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct." That's the good news.

Now the bad news: Of the 258 allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment committed by FBI agents reviewed by the DOJ, the Department of Justice found that in 32 cases "FBI supervisors failed to report allegations" to the agency's Inspection Division. The report concludes that "the handling of these allegations revealed some significant systemic issues with the components' processes that we believe require prompt corrective action."

The report points out that both the FBI and the DEA were not forthcoming when investigators requested information from the agencies.

"Therefore, we cannot be completely confident that the FBI and DEA provided us with all information relevant to this review," the report says.

DOJ spokesperson Patrick Rodenbush gave a statement to VICE News saying that the department "is already working with the law enforcement components to ensure a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment and misconduct is enforced and that incidents are properly reported."

The allegations in the DOJ report follows a separate investigation by the Department of Homeland Security and the US military into reports that Secret Service agents and members of the armed forces purchased the services of sex workers while preparing for a presidential visit to Colombia in 2012.

The American government has had a heavy drug enforcement presence in Colombia since the introduction of Plan Colombia, a $9 billion military aid package intended to bolster the fight against drug cartels in the country, in 2000.

"There's a long history of sexual abuse illegal activity — not just by the DEA, but by the military and contractors," Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, told VICE News. "I think of all the different drug war agencies, the DEA has been the most obstinate and the most obnoxious."

In 2000, the State Department estimated that around 90 percent of all cocaine in the US originated from Colombia. Critics of America's drug war effort point out that after fifteen years of interdiction and crop destruction, that figure remains roughly the same.
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2 stories


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http://www.policeprostitutionandpolitics.com/pdfs_all/COPS_DAS_JUDGES_PEDOPHILES_CHILD_PORN/



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http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/former-fbi-agent-suggested-prosecuting-convicted-pedophile-in-etan-patz-case-1.10142396





Former FBI agent suggested prosecuting convicted pedophile in Etan Patz case

Updated March 27, 2015 8:31 PM


Testifying at the Etan Patz murder trial as a witness for defendant Pedro Hernandez, a prominent former FBI agent who once headed the Sept. 11, 2001, investigation said Friday she had recommended prosecution of a different man in the 6-year-old's 1979 disappearance.

Mary Galligan, who handled the Etan probe in the early 1990s before moving on to a lead role in FBI terror cases, said the work of two informants convinced her in 1991 that convicted pedophile Jose Ramos, a friend of a woman who walked Etan to school, should be charged by the Manhattan district attorney.

Galligan, now a private-sector cybercrime specialist, was not allowed to detail her opinions by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley, and later was told by an FBI official not to answer when reporters asked whether she still felt Ramos was the culprit.

"You know what my answer would be," she said, smiling, before declining to comment.

Etan vanished in SoHo on May 25, 1979. Hernandez, 53, a former bodega worker from Maple Shade, New Jersey, was charged by the district attorney after saying in a disputed 2012 confession that he strangled Etan in the bodega's basement.



Defense lawyers contend the confession was a delusion caused by mental problems. This week, they pivoted to casting suspicion on Ramos, calling Galligan, former federal prosecutor Stuart GraBois and prison informant Jeffrey Rothschild to re-create the federal case and tell jurors about Ramos' purported confessions and near-confessions.

Galligan, a 25-year FBI veteran who once headed the New York office, said she and GraBois decided to use informants to get an explicit confession after Ramos admitted he was "90 percent sure" a boy he had sex with on May 25, 1979, and put on a subway to Washington Heights was Etan.

She said Rothschild's reports of admissions by Ramos that the boy was in fact Etan "appeared to be truthful." But she said technical problems got in the way of surreptitiously catching Ramos on tape, and he was coy when she met him.

"OK, it could have been Etan Patz," Ramos said, according to Galligan. "But even if it was Etan Patz, I put him on a subway for Washington Heights and we should
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two stories



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Damages Are Awarded To 2 Sisters for Sexual Abuse

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/18/us/damages-are-awarded-to-2-sisters-for-abuse.html




May 18, 1990


DENVER, May 17— Two women were awarded $1.2 million each from a jury that found that their father, a former Federal agent and child abuse expert, had sexually abused and beaten them when they were growing up.

The sisters, Susan Hammond, 44 years old, and Sharon Simone, 45, sued their father, Edward Rodgers, 72, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a nationally known child abuse expert, for abuse suffered as children and young adults.

Mr. Rodgers cannot be criminally charged because Colorado's statute of limitations for sexual assault on children is 10 years. The limit for a civil lawsuit is two years, but jurors determined that the sisters became aware of the nature and extent of their injury only within the past two years, during therapy.

Neither Mr. Rodgers nor his attorney was present during the trial. Mr. Rodgers recently dismissed his attorney, Thomas D. Gresham, who said this week that he has been unable to locate his client since April 24.

Testimony from Mr. Rodgers was contained in depositions.

Mrs. Simone, of Massachusetts, and Mrs. Hammond, of California, say they are unable to have intimate sexual relationships with their husbands.

In a deposition, Mr. Rodgers admitted that he hit his wife and may have hit his children, but said he did not remember doing so.

Mrs. Hammond testified that her mother sent her away to school because she feared her father might kill her and that he raped her when she returned home from the school at age 19.



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http://m.kmbc.com/news/retired-fbi-agent-parents-should-watch-for-warning-signs-of-online-risks/32111332



Retired FBI agent : Parents should watch for warning signs of online risks

Published On: March 31 2015

The case of a 13-year-old Henry County girl who went to New Mexico with a 55-year-old man after a prolonged online relationship has grabbed attention of parents who want to protect their own children from potential online danger.

Specially trained FBI agents said they were able to use forensic software to track the communications between Hannah Sue Kennish and Ray Vallia, but parents don't have access to those types of tools.

Retired FBI agent Michael Tabman said parents need to look for red flags in their child's behavior to best determine if they're wading into dangerous behavior on the Internet.

Before sitting down for an interview with KMBC 9 News, Tabman set up new accounts on Pinterest and Kik, two platforms that Kennish and Vallia used to communicate.

"If I was a predator, I could come on here as a young boy or young girl and try to meet with someone who is my age or the age I'm pretending to be," Tabman said. "You lure them into a relationship and you eventually talk them into meeting you for illegal and unethical purposes."

For the demonstration, Tabman portrayed himself as a 20-year-old man and immediately drew people wanting to chat. He was
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- Former Lorain County juvenile magistrate facing child porn charges
Former Lorain County juvenile magistrate facing child porn charges
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A former Lorain County Juvenile Court magistrate is facing federal charges after FBI investigators found


http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2015/04/02/former-lorain-county-juvenile-magistrate-facing-child-porn-charges/
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Officers at Paris police headquarters to be DNA tested in gang-rape case
Two policemen already facing charges after tourist reported being attacked inside well-known building on Quai des Orfèvres

DNA testing of 100 men will begin this week at Paris’s police HQ.
DNA testing of 100 men will begin this week at Paris’s police HQ. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
Thursday 10 September 2015 09.21 EDT

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/10/officers-at-paris-police-headquarters-dna-tested-gang-rape-case
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http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/FBI-stepping-forward-with-a-new-program-to-keep-kids-safe-on-the-internet-327818451.html

FBI STEPPING FORWARD WITH A NEW PROGRAM TO KEEP KIDS SAFE ON THE INTERNET


Story Published: Sep 15, 2015 at 10:40 PM PDT
Story Updated: Sep 15, 2015 at 10:40 PM PDT
SAN DIEGO - It’s that time of year again. Students have returned to class. But along with books and pens, many will be utilizing tablets, laptops, and computers.
Students today are more computer savvy than ever—and the 2015-2016 FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Internet Challenge aims to keep their cyber safety skills just as cutting edge as they are.
According to a survey of teens and tweens conducted in 2014 by Cox Communications and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC): on average, teens spend 5 hours and 38 minutes



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FBI agent doesn't have to register as sex offender for peeping Tom incidents in Hershey, elsewhere, court says


http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/07/ex-fbi_agent_doesnt_have_to_re.html

on July 11, 2014 at 1:55 PM, updated July 11, 2014 at 2:06 PM



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A former FBI agent who admitted sneaking into bathrooms to watch girls and women use toilets doesn't have to register as a sex offender, the state Superior Court has ruled.

The decision, issued this week in response to a plea by Ryan Seese, comes nearly four years after the Derry Township man was sentenced to 1 to 23 months in Dauphin County Prison, plus 3 years of probation, for committing the crimes at the Hershey Middle School and a private gym.

In its ruling, the Superior Court concluded that Seese isn't subject to sex offender registration because of amendments the state Legislature made to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which took effect two years after his sentencing.

Seese pleaded guilty and no contest in 2010 to three charges of invasion of privacy and pleaded guilty to additional counts of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Police said two adult women were the victims in the incident in the women's locker room at the private gym and that Seese spied on two teens in a girl's bathroom during a concert at the middle school.

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Police coverups of children sexually abused
by wealthy politicians


http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/17/police-watchdog-expands-inquiry-alleged-coverup-paedophile-network

Police watchdog expands inquiry into alleged cover-up of paedophile network


IPCC announces further 12 investigations into allegations of corruption in Met police – bringing total to 30 inquiries


Thursday 17 September 2015 09.34 EDT Last modified on Thursday 17 September 2015 09.48 EDT


The police watchdog is to broaden its investigation into claims Scotland Yard covered up a network of high-profile paedophiles dating back to the 1970s, after a significant increase in allegations made by retired officers.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is examining 30 allegations of police corruption in the handling of child abuse claims, including allegations that special branch and senior police officers intervened to block investigations into VIPs and politicians.

The IPCC announced 12 more investigations into the Metropolitan police’s handling of abuse claims on Wednesday, adding to 17 that were announced earlier this year. Another allegation has been made against Essex police, bringing the total to 3o.

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The majority of the investigations stem from allegations made by retired Met officers, the watchdog said. Among the new investigations, one concerns allegations that a prosecution against a government official over child sexual abuse images was dropped on the instructions of senior officers and lawyers.

Another concerns allegations that high-ranking officers prematurely shut down an investigation into a south-west London paedophile ring in the 1970s.

A separate investigation has been launched into claims that an MP was arrested and then released without charge following an inquiry into a south London paedophile ring in the 80s. It is alleged that officers were threatened with breaking the Official Secrets Act if they spoke of the events.

The investigations are to be conducted by the internal professional standards departments at the Met and the Essex force but will be overseen by the IPCC. However, Scotland Yard revealed a further 18 allegations have been referred to the police watchdog and the force is waiting on a decision.

“We would encourage anyone who has information or knowledge of how these historical cases were investigated to come forward and assist with the investigations,” a spokeswoman for the Met said.

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Among the most recent wave of allegations to be looked at by the IPCC is that evidence relating to child abuse at a youth club in the 1980s and 90s that involved politicians and council officers went missing from a London police station.

Another claim alleges that an MP was charged with specimen child sex offences and not more numerous or serious offences. It has also been alleged that special branch made attempts in the 70s to interfere in an investigation that would have revealed an MP’s involvement in child sex offences.

A further claim contends that an allegation of child sex abuse in central London in the 80s was halted when it became apparent that an MP was involved.

Other allegations referred to the watchdog in March arose during Operation Fairbank, Scotland Yard’s investigation into allegations that establishment figures abused children at Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London, during the 70s and 80s.

Investigators are also examining claims that Essex police failed to examine intelligence provided by a witness that an MP was involved in child sexual abuse.

Separately, the future of Operation Midland, Scotland Yard’s investigation into an alleged ring of high-profile paedophiles, is in the balance. The force is considering the findings of a review of the inquiry, and there have been reports that the evidence of its key witness may be in doubt.

The operation was set up by the Met nearly a year ago to examine claims that boys were systematically abused in the 70s and 80s by figures from politics, the military and security services at locations across southern England, including the Dolphin Square estate in south-west London.

Detectives have faced calls to shelve Midland, which is based on the testimony of one witness, known only as Nick, once described by police as “credible and true”. Recent reports have suggested faith in his evidence has weakened.

It has now emerged that Scotland Yard launched a review of Midland in April. The review concluded at the end of last month and the findings are now being considered.

A Met spokesman said: “An internal review of Operation Midland was commissioned on 8 April 2015. It is routine for investigations of this nature to be reviewed in this way. The review was carried out, with the full report submitted on 25 August. The product of this review is under consideration.

“We are not prepared to comment on the review in any detail at this time as Midland is an ongoing investigation.”

On Tuesday, Ken Macdonald QC, the former director of public prosecutions, said detectives investigating historical child abuse allegations should not indulge “narcissists and fantasists”.

Nigel Evans MP, the former Commons deputy speaker who was acquitted of rape and sexual assault charges last year, criticised police for playing “judge and jury” over Nick’s allegations before the investigation had concluded.

Nick’s claims formed part of the allegations put to Harvey Proctor, the former Conservative MP, during a police interview. At a press conference last month Proctor said he was completely innocent and accused police of a witch-hunt against homosexuals.

He disclosed that he had been questioned about his alleged involvement in a paedophile ring with the former prime minister Edward Heath and the former home secretary Leon Brittan.

Nick has claimed MPs and other high-profile figures were linked to the alleged murder of three children aged seven to 16 between the mid-70s and mid-80s, including that of a child who was run down by a car.

At a press conference last year, DS Kenny McDonald, who heads up Operation Midland, said he believed Nick’s evidence to be “credible and true”. But McDonald in recent we
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September 25, 2015
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Rape victim sues city for $3 million after NYPD cop investigating sex assault allegedly groped her



, September 30, 2015, 12:44 PM

The 25-year-old woman who got drunk in Seattle with NYPD cops investigating her sexual assault has sued for $3 million.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rape-victim-sues-city-charges-nypd-detectives-drunk-article-1.2380000

The 25-year-old woman who got drunk in Seattle with NYPD cops investigating her sexual assault has sued for $3 million.
A 25-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted has sued the NYPD, charging that two Special Victims Unit cops investigating her case took her out drinking in Seattle before one of them groped her in bed.

The woman, whose name the Daily News is withholding, seeks $3 million from the city for Lt. Adam Lamboy and Detective Lucasz Skorzewski's "gross and repugnant dereliction" of duty, according to her suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court.

The cops' boorish behavior began July 5, 2013, when they interviewed the woman in Seattle about the sexual assault she said occurred on Jan. 6, 2013, at the hands of an acquaintance.

After the interview, Skorzewski and Lamboy encouraged her to join them and a female NYPD officer for lunchtime whiskey drinks on the Seattle waterfront.
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FBI workers accused of spying on dressing room used by teenage girls undressing for prom evening
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Two FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teenage girls as they undressed and tried on prom gowns at a charity event at a West Virginia mall.

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The FBI employees have been charged with conspiracy and committing criminal invasion of privacy. They were working in an FBI satellite control room at the mall when they positioned a camera on temporary changing rooms and zoomed in for at least 90 minutes on girls dressing for the Cinderella Project fashion show, Marion County Prosecutor Pat Wilson said Monday.

Gary Sutton Jr., 40, of New Milton and Charles Hommema of Buckhannon have been charged with the misdemeanors and face fines and up to a year in jail on each charge if convicted. Sutton has been released on bond, Wilson said, and Hommema is to be arraigned later this week. Wilson did not know Hommema's age.
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Child sex case dropped, but a life still left in ruins

On June 8 last year, the life that American engineer Christopher Lee Hobbs had been building for himself and his family came tumbling down. The 56-year-old was arrested in Pattaya on six counts of molesting two underage boys — a Thai and a Cambodian — and faced the prospect of 42 years in prison.

Published: 11/10/2015 at 01:16 AM


He was paraded before local and national media and police and his NGO accusers were lauded for catching a child abuser.

But more than one year later police and the Pattaya Prosecutor’s Office determined the case was a wrongful arrest. It was found that convicted American paedophile Steven Strike, wanted on sex offences in Hawaii, had been living in the Pattaya townhouse where the boys alleged they were abused on one occasion.

Mr Hobbs believes that the case against him was not only one of mistaken identity, but also a “sting” operation involving US FBI agents, local police and a Pattaya-based NGO specialising in child protection, to boost their standing. He is now trying to launch multiple lawsuits seeking hundreds of millions of baht in compensation for damage to his reputation.

Mr Hobbs had spent four years in Thailand prior to his arrest, working for a Japanese multinational which did sub-contracting work for major companies and agencies such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand. He earned an annual salary of seven million baht and married a Thai woman, Somporn, 36, who he has a son with.

“All I really want is a simple apology after what they have put me through,” Mr Hobbs told Spectrum. “When the police held the press conference and spread the false information, it seemed so easy to do.

“But now that I have won that case and proved that I am not guilty, no one cares about helping me gain my reputation back.”

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE

During the working week, Mr Hobbs’ main residence was a condo on Sukhumvit Soi 11 in Bangkok. After the birth of his son in 2011, he decided he didn’t want his child to grow up in a big city. He bought a home in South Pattaya, which was run as a guesthouse, earning income for the family on top of the restaurant they already owned in his wife’s name.

Mr Hobbs, who also holds Canadian citizenship, was busy at his job in Bangkok and says he only visited his family, who had relocated to Pattaya, every other weekend. In a police interview, a close Bangkok friend of Mr Hobbs, identified only as Stefan, said the engineer was working 12-hour days and had little time for socialising apart from “one to two beers” after work. He said Mr Hobbs was a married man who only seemed attracted to women.

Three years ago, Mr Hobbs met another friend in Pattaya, UK national Dan Clark, who he entered into a business partnership with. That friendship would lead to the predicament he is in today. Mr Hobbs agreed to set up a fruit juice business with Mr Clark, lending him the money to import juicing machines from China and a second-hand van for deliveries. To protect his investment, Mr Hobbs said the van was purchased and registered under his name.

Mr Clark had also made a new acquaintance: a tall, bearded, middle-aged American called “Steve”, who rented a room above the three-storey townhouse from which he operated the juice business, in the gated Pattaya community of Midtown Villa.

The American was Steven Strike, 46, who had fled from Maui, Hawaii, after being indicted there for the sexual abuse of a boy aged under 14. Eight days after his arrest, Strike obtained a new passport and fled to Thailand
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Two Chicago Cops Under Criminal Probe for Child Porn, Prostitution
Investigators want to know if officers played role in connection to 14-year-old girl soliciting prostitution on a website, reports say.
Beverly-Mtgreenwood, IL
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You do the math.

Edward Rodgers, 25 year veteran of the FBI started having sex with his three daughters
when they were 2 years old continuing through their teens.
He was never charged with the crime.

FBI agent John Conditt had sex with children who were 6 years old.
What was his prison sentence.


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Philadelphia woman gets 25 years for offering up 6-year-old for sex, sending porn pictures of infant


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PHILADELPHIA - Christine Yoder, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for charges of child exploitation that involved the sexual abuse of a 6-year-old and a 16-month-old infant, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported.



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http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-02-17-ex-fbi-ia-chief_x.htm


FBI internal affairs chief pleads guilty
WASHINGTON
The former chief internal watchdog at the FBI has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl and has admitted he had a history of molesting other children before he joined the bureau for a two-decade career.

John H. Conditt Jr., 53, who retired in 2001, was sentenced last Friday to 12 years in prison in Tarrant County court in Fort Worth, after he admitted he molested the daughter of two FBI agents after he retired. He acknowledged molesting at least two other girls before his law enforcement


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http://www.headwatersproductions.com/press/index.html


THE DENVER POST
Friday May 18, 1990
EDWARD RODGERS, the ex-FBI agent who lost a $2.3 million judgment in Denver district court this week, must have been astonished when two of his grown-up daughters sued him for molesting them as children.

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GAZETTE TELEGRAPH SECTION B
Thursday, May 17, 1990
Sisters claiming abuse win $2.3 million Lawsuit was act of love, women say. Two believe family now can face reality

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THE BOSTON GLOBE
Monday, May 28, 1990
Giving the gift of going public
FOR YEARS, EDWARD RODGERS of Denver was a national specialist on child abuse. A lawyer, FBI agent and former child abuse investigator for the Denver district attorney’s office, he was instrumental in developing incest and child abuse statues. He went on the lecture circuit. he sat on various panels about child abuse. He wrote articles about abusers for various journals.

READ THE STORY IN ITS ENTIRETY
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Friday May 18, 1990
Daughters win sex-abuse case against father
In a precedent-setting case, a Belmont woman this week won a multimillion-dollar jury award against her father for sexual and physical abuse. In an interview yesterday, she said she filed the suit because she wanted to let a "little girl" from beverly know that not everyone gets away with child abuse.

READ THE STORY IN ITS ENTIRETY
THE DENVER POST - Voice of the Rocky Mountain Empire
May 17, 1990
Sisters win sex lawsuit vs. dad $2.3 million given for years of abuse
Two daughters of former state and federal law enforcement official Edward Rodgers were awarded $2.319,400 yesterday, after a Denver judge and jury found that the women suffered years of abuse at the hands of
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Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse Charges
Police began investigating Darrell Best after one of the girls told her parents about the abuse.
Georgetown, DC

http://patch.com/district-columbia/georgetown/former-police-officer-pleads-guilty-child-pornography-sexual-abuse-charges


October 24, 2015

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography and Sexual Abuse Charges

Screenshot of Officer Darrell Best from WJLA TV

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A former D.C. police officer pled guilty Thursday to charges of child pornography and sex abuse of a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the D.C. Police Department.

Darrell Best, 46, a former member of the Metropolitan Police Department, pled guilty to one count of production of child pornography, one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor, and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, in a news release.

Best pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. A plea agreement calls for Best to be sentenced to 18 years in prison. The Court will determine at Best’s sentencing the period of supervised release that Best will serve following the completion of his prison term. Best will also be required by law to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. If he approves the plea, the Honorable Reggie B. Walton is to sentence Best next year, on Feb. 26, according to the news release.


In addition to working as a police officer, Best was the head pastor of a church in Southeast Washington. The sexual abuse charges stem from incidents involving two minor females who knew and trusted him through the church, police said
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http://www.ksby.com/story/30404553/local-law-enforcement-bonds-with-community-at-cops-n-kids-field-day


Local law enforcement bonds with community at Cops 'n Kids Field Day
Posted: Nov 01, 2015 12:38 PM EST
Updated: Nov 01, 2015 12:43 PM EST


Get to know your local law enforcement officers during the 22nd annual Cops 'n Kids Field Day event. It’s taking place Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Soto Sports Complex in Arroyo Grande.

Officers from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office, FBI, CHP and local police departments will be there to meet children and parents.

There will be free t-shirts, hot dogs for the kids, face painting, a bicycle give-a-way and more.

This year’s Cops ‘n Kids Field Day will be dedicated to the memory of CHP Deputy Chief John R. Clements- a longtime supporter of


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Driving While Female - Samuel Walker
samuelwalker.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/dwf2002.pdf
prison for the sexual assault of a female driver. ** Also in 2000, a San Francisco police officer pleaded no contest to charges of fondling teenage girls during ...
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Critics cite all-white jury for trial of ex-officer accused of raping black women

Trial of former Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, who faces life in prison, comes amid growing scrutiny over the racial composition of juries
Daniel Holtzclaw sits in a courtroom in Oklahoma City, on Monday during for jury selection in his trial.
Daniel Holtzclaw sits in a courtroom in Oklahoma City, on Monday during for jury selection in his trial.

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The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer accused of a string of sexual assaults against black women began this week with an all-white jury.
Investigation reveals about 1,000 police officers lost jobs over sexual misconduct
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Daniel Holtzclaw is alleged to have sexually assaulted 12 women and a 17-year-old girl while on duty. Prosecutors have said he targeted middle-aged black women of limited means who had cause to want to avoid the police, such as outstanding warrants.

Though African Americans make up 16% of the population of Oklahoma County there are no black people among the eight men and four women on the jury.

“We’re very disappointed that we don’t have any minorities on there … We’re not saying justice can’t prevail but we can be suspicious of it being [run] in a manner,” Oklahoma City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) president Garland Pruitt told KOCO local news, which reported that three black men were not picked from a pool of 24 potential jurors.

The racial composition of juries is attracting national scrutiny. On Monday the supreme court heard a case about alleged racial bias in jury selection during a 1987 murder trial that could impact the way jurors are picked in future; last month a judge in Kentucky dismissed an entire jury because he felt it was not representative of the community.

All-white juries in Oklahoma are “relatively uncommon but certainly not unheard of”, especially outside large urban areas, said Brady Henderson, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Oklahoma.

In addition to exclusionary tactics such as peremptory challenges, Henderson said systemic factors risk making Oklahoma juries unrepresentative, especially in federal court where jurors’ names are taken from voter registration lists and a disproportionate number of black people are not registered. In state court, where Holtzclaw is being tried, names are culled from drivers’ licences and ID cards.

Holtzclaw faces 36 charges, including rape, forcible oral sodomy and sexual battery, and could be sentenced to life imprisonment. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors contend that Holtzclaw began committing sex crimes in December 2013, when he coerced a hospitalised w
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On-duty Secret Service officer thinks he’s sexting a teen, but it’s the cops
He sexted from break room before he had "to go relieve someone else to go on break."

by David Kravets - Nov 13, 2015 1:21pm EST


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/secret-service-officer-accused-of-sexting-teen-while-on-duty-at-white-house/
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Secret Service officer may have texted with at least 10 minors


http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/19/live-follow-hearing-secret-service-officer-accused-sexting-teen/76050954/




This booking photo provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Lee more

The government recommended Thursday in federal court that a Secret Service officer charged with sending lewd photos to a person whom he believed was a minor be detained pending his trial after new evidence shows he may have engaged in sexual conversations with minors across the United States.

Supporting documents filed Thursday by the federal government prompted the defense to request more time in adequately preparing for the detention hearing, where attorneys will argue that Moore should be released pending his trial.

Lee Robert Moore, 37, of Church Hill, Maryland, is accused of soliciting sex online from a Delaware State Police detective whom he believed was a teen in Delaware. He appeared in court Thursday in downtown Wilmin
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Walmart Recruited FBI and Lockheed Intelligence Unit for Surveillance of Employee Union




Friday, November 27, 2015


When workers at Walmart tried to unionize two years ago, company executives turned to a defense contractor and the FBI to keep track of labor organizers and supporters.

Using documents obtained from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Bloomberg Businessweek reported the retail giant launched a surveillance campaign targeting OUR Walmart, which organized protests in 2013 against the company.

Walmart leadership was so concerned about the union activity that “it hired an intelligence-gathering service from Lockheed Martin, contacted the FBI, staffed up its labor hotline, ranked stores by labor activity, and kept eyes on employees (and activists) prominent in the group” Susan Berfield reported for Bloomberg Businessweek.

“We are fighting for all workers to be paid a fair wage and enough hours to put food on the table and provide for our families,” Mary Pat Tifft, a Wisconsin Walmart employee of 27 years, said, according to Common Dreams. “To think that Walmart found us such a threat that they would hire a defense contractor and engage the FBI is a mind-blowing abuse of power.”

The media investigation into Walmart revealed that inside its global security operation is an Analytical Research Center (ARC), led by a former FBI officer, Ken Senser. And overseeing ARC is an executive, Steve Dozier, who used to run the Arkansas State Police. Walmart is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas.

ARC also took action the year before in 2012 when labor activists talked about organizing strikes on Black Friday that year, which could have hurt sales on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. “When we received word of potential strikes and disruptive activity on Black Friday 2012, that’s when we started to ask the ARC to work with us,” Karen Casey, who was in charge of Walmart’s U.S. labor relations, told the NLRB. “ARC had contracted with Lockheed leading up to Black Friday to help source open social media sites.”

Additionally, a Lockheed analyst, Christian Blandford, monitored the social media of activists in Bentonville before Walmart’s shareholder meeting two years ago.

-Noel Brinkerhoff

To Learn More:

How Walmart Keeps an Eye on Its Massive Workforce (by Susan Berfield, Bloomberg)

‘Mind-Blowing Abuse of Power’: Walmart Spied on Workers with FBI, Lockheed Martin's Help (by Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams)

Labor Board Charges Wal-Mart with Illegally Firing and Punishing Employees (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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Uniformed Secret Service Officer Charged With Attempting to Transfer Obscene Materials to a Minor

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By Allan Lengel
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A federal grand jury in Wilmington, Del. on Wednesday indicted an officer with the U.S. Secret Service-Uniformed Division, who was assigned to the White House, on one-count of attempting to transfer obscene materials to a minor.

Lee Robert Moore, 37, of Church Hill, Md., was arrested Nov. 9, and has remained in custody, the Justice Department said.

A press release stated:

According to the indictment and court documents filed in the case, Moore allegedly maintained a profile on the social media application “Meet24,” which provides a mobile-based platform for exchanging digital images, as well as voice and text messages. Delaware State Police Detectives with the Delaware Child Predator Task Force created a profile on this site, posing as a 14-year-old girl, with whom Moore allegedly engaged in a number of online chat sessions, via the “Meet24” and “Kik” mobile apps over a two-month period, including while Moore was at work. A number of the online chats allegedly between Moore and the supposed female minor were sexual in nature and, on several occasions, Moore allegedly sent pictures of himself, including one depicting his penis.
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https://oversight.house.gov/hearing/doj-ig-handling-sexual-harassment-misconduct-allegations/

Hearing
DOJ IG: Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: April 14, 2015 10:00 am 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

HEARING BACKGROUND:

On March 26, 2015, the Depart of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) released a report titled, “The Handling of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Allegations by the Department’s Law Enforcement Components.”
The DOJ OIG found systemic issues with the handling of sexual misconduct allegations, including allegations not being reported to headquarters, and disciplinary actions that did not adequately address the solicitation of prostitutes in jurisdictions where the conduct is legal or tolerated.
Among other things, the report described allegations that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents engaged in “sex parties” that involved prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Columbia.
After the DOJ OIG released its report, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo to DOJ personnel stating that employees are “prohibited from soliciting, procuring, or accepting commercial sex.”
Due to a lack of cooperation from the DEA and FBI, the DOJ OIG also noted that relevant information was difficult to obtain during their investigation.

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December 10 2015

Seminole deputy posed as DEA agent, officials say
Fake agent

Michael Maine, left, and Don Wheeler's fake credentials.
It might have been the plot of a romance novel: A husband in the midst of a divorce tries to win back his wife by getting a friend to pose as a federal drug agent, who then spreads rumors designed to frighten the wife from dating another man.

The ending wasn't reconciliation but rather an arrest of the two men, including a former Seminole County Sheriff's deputy, the Florida Attorney General's office announced Wednesday.

A 40-page affidavit released by the Drug Enforcement Administration details the plan carried out by the men, who have bonded out of the Seminole County Jail.

Don Wheeler, the former deputy, and his friend, Michael Maine, were arrested on charges of falsely impersonating an officer, extortion, conspiracy and unlawful use of a two-way communications device.

If convicted on all the counts they face up to 30 years in prison, according to the prosecutor's office.

It's unclear from the affidavit who masterminded the plan, but both men were involved or knew about the actions to various degrees. In interviews with investigators, Wheeler and Maine pointed fingers at each other.

Whoever had the idea, the former deputy started calling friends of Maine's wife and her boss in June 2014, claiming to be a federal drug agent.

Under the alias of "Don Wheyland," prosecutors said, Wheeler informed them he was investigating the woman's new boyfriend for drug trafficking.

Suspicious, the friends contacted the DEA to confirm whether an agent named Wheyland worked for them. When authorities could not find an agent by that name, they opened their investigation.

After tracing the calls to disposable cell phones and locating Wheeler at a Casselberry residence, DEA agents confronted the former deputy with their evidence.

He admitted to taking part, saying he was trying to help because Maine loved his ex "with all his heart and just wanted her back."

He showed agents a fake identification badge that Maine created for him, bearing the insignia of the DEA.

"The defendants allegedly created counterfeit DEA credentials to pass Wheeler off as a federal agent," a news release states.

"According to court documents, Wheeler also called associates of Maine's wife claiming she was involved in drug trafficking and that the DEA had an active criminal investigation into her involvement."

Wheeler worked at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office from 1997 to 2008, according to a spokeswoman.

In 2005, Wheeler was suspended without pay after his unmarked patrol car was involved in an accident in Georgia while being driven by a Michigan police officer.

Wheeler lost his job in 2008 after he was found sleeping in a patrol car, according to personnel records provided by the Sheriff's Office.

Wheeler went silent for more than three hours without responding to an emergency dispatch, prompting a squad search for his whereabouts. He told investigators he wasn't sleeping, but also said he couldn't remember what
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