Feds Bust Child Porn ‘social Networking Site’ Feds Say 2-year Investigation Of Child Porn ‘social Networking Site’ Nets More Than 50 Arrests
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) May. 26, 2010 Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they had broken up a major online international child pornography ring that at its peak had more than 1,000 members trading millions of sexually explicit images.
More than 50 people have been arrested in several states since the 2008 start of the investigation, U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison said in a statement, and authorities said they are seeking the extradition of several suspects from overseas. Immigration and postal agencies also took part in the investigation, along with state and local police.
“This is the largest crimes against children case brought anywhere by anyone,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D. DeBrota said.
Feds say they’ve busted major child porn ring By CHARLES WILSON (AP) 5/26/10 INDIANAPOLIS — Federal prosecutors in Indianapolis say they’ve busted an international online child pornography ring and that more than 50 people have been arrested.
U.S. Attorney Tim Morrison said Wednesday that the investigation started in 2008 and that authorities kept it quiet to avoid tipping off suspects. The last U.S. suspect charged in the case was due in court Wednesday in Indianapolis. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve DeBrota says the government is seeking the extradition from England of the alleged ringleader. DeBrota says Delwyn Savigar was convicted there this year of sexually assaulting three teenage girls and is serving a 14-year prison term.
Briton ‘headed child porn ring’ (UKPA) 5/26/10 US prosecutors are seeking to extradite a Briton they say spearheaded a huge online child pornography ring that once had more than 1,000 members trading millions of sexually explicit images. More than 50 people had been arrested in several states since the 2008 start of the investigation, US Attorney Tim Morrison said. Authorities said they were seeking the extradition of several suspects from overseas, including the group’s alleged ringleader, Delwin Savigar, 35, of Leyland, Lancashire, who is serving a 14-year prison term in Britain for sexually assaulting three underage girls.
Bishop: 100 cases in 10 yrs for Italy priest abuse By NICOLE WINFIELD (AP) 5/25/10
ROME — Italy’s bishops’ conference provided the first ever statistics of clerical sex abuse in the country Tuesday, saying there had been about 100 cases over the past 10 years that warranted church trials or other canonical procedures.
Monsignor Mariano Crociata, the No. 2 official in the Italian bishops’ conference, gave the estimate during a press conference on the sidelines of the bishops’ general assembly, the ANSA and Apcom news agencies reported.
He declined to say how many of the cases resulted in condemnation or defrocking of the priest, or how many were reported to police. While saying the church officials cooperated with police, he insisted that Italian law doesn’t require bishops to report suspected abuse.
Some lawyers for victims say bishops are required to report abuse since they are public officials. Vatican norms say bishops should follow civil laws in reporting abuse.