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The officers have been ordered to attend disciplinary hearings on charges that they forced several women to have sex in exchange for leniency.
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 1:07 pm | Updated: 9:07 pm, Fri Nov 8, 2013.
By Chris English Staff Writer
COUNCIL ROCK SCHOOLS — Cerena Coughlin, a special agent with the FBI, will present a free public program on the latest issues in Internet safety and social media at 7 p.m. Thursday at Newtown Middle School, 116 Richboro Road in Newtown Township.
"Internet safety is not as simple as just installing website blocks or monitoring your children's activity," said Coughlin. "It takes the entire household to understand privacy concerns and if the family doesn't work as a team, everyone can lose."
Coughlin will speak to students at various Council Rock schools throughout the week, but said the Thursday night program is meant only for adults. The free event is open to all area adults, not just those in the Council Rock School District.
"What parents will hear at the evening event will be much more explicit and frank, so please make arrangements to leave children at home," she said.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to CRCHY@crsd.org so planners can prepare for refreshments and handouts.
INDIANAPOLIS - A former FBI agent from Carmel was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of leaking national security information and child pornography.
Don Sachtleben, 55, was sentenced to 140 months in prison plus 10 years of supervised release.
Sachtleben took full responsibility for leaking classified information to a national reporter, including sensitive details about a bomb recovered in a thwarted Al-Qaeda plot.
"Information like this gives up techniques and procedures that our enemies use to hurt us," FBI Special Agent Bob Jones said. "So anytime somebody knows that this is what we do to prevent something like that, it gives them the advantage."
Sachtleben also admitted to distributing child pornography. He had more than 600 images of minors under the age of 12 at his Carmel home. Officials said he shared pictures of 19 of the victims with people around the world.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Only a few years ago when students at the Baxter School for the Deaf tried to refuse sexual abuse by their director, Dr. Robert Kelly, he tied the children naked to a tree and left them alone, all night, in the Maine woods. The State of Maine protected Dr. Kelly and not the children. Maine's Attorney General (AG) refused to prosecute. Apparently the State continues to pay Dr. Kelly his pension. When children are tied naked to pine trees as a "grooming" exercise for rape and no one is prosecuted, the devil is walking the halls of Maine's Attorney General's office.
Lawyers in the AG's office used a "statute of limitations" excuse to justify their protection of abusers and not children. This is wide recognition that there can be no statute of limitations for crimes of child abuse and Maine legislatures, in 1991, ended the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. Then the federal District Court for the District of Maine, in an unbelievable judgment ruled that "the Legislature clearly did not intend for this expanded statute of limitations to revive claims that were already 'barred by the previous statute of limitations in force' prior to the amendments."
Judges in Maine, both state and federal, appear eager to protect abusers and not children. From Baxter School for the Deaf to Kennebunk's Zumba prostitution scandal, Maine courts have systematically protected child abusers and not children. Child abusers like Dr. Kelly, former FBI Bureau Chief John Kenoyer, who raped a ten year old girl for over a year, and former Assistant Attorney General James Cameron, recently arrested for child porn, are considered "important people" and " productive members of the community. " Judges in Maine protect them. One has to wonder why.
KANNAPOLIS — A former Kannapolis police officer and his wife have taken plea deals in a child pornography case.
Steven Anthony Webb and Tracy Ann Webblived in Nottingham Drive, They were each charged with receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography and making false statements.
The complaint said Tracy Webb lied to an investigator. A court document filed Dec. 11 said she lied about being recorded having sex with minors.
The same document said Steven Webb was also accused of sexually abusing minors.
On Thursday, Steven Webb pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of accessing and possessing child pornography, according to court documents. Federal prosecutors dismissed four other counts, including charges of receiving and distributing child pornography. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He also must register as a sex offender.
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- A Pleasantville police officer's vulgar, racially offensive Facebook rant about President Barack Obama got him suspended last week and could lead to his dismissal, even as law enforcement agencies in the Lower Hudson Valley are adopting or considering social media policies.
Used correctly, authorities say social media can be a valuable public relations, crime prevention and investigative tool for police.
"We use Twitter and Facebook to get messages out to the public and for investigations," Rockland County Undersheriff Robert Van Cura said. "We've had a social media policy for a few years now. We tell our officers that whatever they might put out there is public, and that they should act accordingly. Police officers are held to a higher standard in many things, their use of social media is just the latest example."
Pleasantville Police Officer Peter Burns was suspended Tuesday, after he apparently posted what Chief Richard Love described as "despicable" statements about Obama on his private Facebook page, which he posted on under the alias "Coon Trapper."
The obscenity-filled diatribe, which was obtained by The Journal News, included the use of the "N-word," called the president a "Muslim commie" and suggested that he should "die in a shallow grave."
Love, saying the post was "totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated," has ordered an internal investigation and said the department will "consider all legal options," including possibly firing Burns.
Similar incidents over the past several years have landed cops in hot water across the country. In 2009, three Harrison, N.Y., police officers were suspended and demoted after making lewd comments about then-Supervisor Joan Walsh and swapping racist jokes about Obama. Last year, the New York City Police Department suspended 17 of its officers for posting racist and offensive comments on a Facebook page devoted to the city's 2011 West Indian Day Parade. In November, an Odessa, Texas, police officer was reprimanded for stating on his private Facebook page that his new gun "already has names on the bullets."
No, I did not hit on that 24-year-old girl, the fired, middle-aged officer claims in a lawsuit. And no, I didn't ask to see her breasts, either.
That is what former Ringgold, Ga., police Sgt. Tom Evans claims in the suit filed in late December in Catoosa County Superior Court. Last February, Evans lost his job after an internal investigation revealed that, in October 2012, he drove an FBI agent, the agent's girlfriend and the girlfriend's daughter across state lines into Chattanooga.
It was a favor, Evans told his bosses, according to an investigative file.
After the drive, Evans and the girlfriend's daughter, Kathryn Russell, sat in his patrol car, alone, outside a Chattanooga apartment. Kathryn Russell had just realized she left her house key in Ringgold, and she needed Evans to drive her back. But her mother, Angela Russell, and the FBI agent, Ken Hillman, were inside the apartment.
So Kathryn Russell, then 24 years old, waited with Evans.
"He was hitting on me the whole entire time we were sitting there," she told Ringgold police Chief Dan Bilbrey and Assistant Chief Greg Wingo on Feb. 6, during the investigation.
"If you were a little older," she recalled Evans saying, "I would be all over you."
"If I wasn't married, I would ask you out."
Then, with Kathryn Russell's mother also in the car, he asked to see her breasts: "If you take your shirt off, I'll take you back to get your car."
Kathryn Russell told investigators she removed her sweater, but not her tank top.
Her mother, Angela Russell, gave investigators a different account. She said Evans never asked Kathryn Russell to remove her shirt. Angela Russell said her daughter took it off anyway and "put quite a show on for him."
Evans also disputes Kathryn Russell's version of events. On Dec. 20, he filed a lawsuit against her claiming she committed slander and defamation of character. He wants a jury trial, then money.
"At no time did the Plaintiff [Evans] 'hit on' the Defendant," his lawyer, Lawrence Stagg, wrote in the complaint, "nor did he ask or inquire, in any way, to see the breasts of the Defendant."
Nine days after Kathryn Russell and her father, businessman Emerson Russell, talked with Bilbrey and Wingo, the department fired Evans. But the investigation's impact was even greater. It revealed that Hillman was having an affair with Angela Russell, and that Hillman let her participate in stings for the FBI's Northwest Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
A woman accused two police officers of threatening her with jail unless she had sex with them. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lapd-settlement-20140115,0,4957862.story
January 17, 2014
A former police chief at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal conspiracy charges for his role in two separate plots to kidnap, rape, and murder women and children, authorities said.
Richard Meltz, 65, who has listed addresses in Nashua, N.H. and New Jersey, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan and faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing on May 22, said US Attorney Preet Bharara’s office.
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