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State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
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United States of America v. Nicholas Alford District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Man Sentenced To Prison For Producing Child Pornography

A Nebraska man was sentenced on May 17, 2018 to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for producing child pornography in 2015, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Kelly of the Distr... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Damon Dunn Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Springfield Man Sentenced for Enticing a Minor for Sex

A Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Mark Damon Dunn, 32, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on May 16, 2018, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Dunn to... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites of Dozens of Victims and Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man was sentenced today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, and felon-in-possession of a firearm charges. ... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - MN)

Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Daniel Stephen Johnson District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Oregon Missionary Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Six Cambodian Children at Orphanage

A Coos Bay, Oregon man, who was a Christian missionary running an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was found guilty by a federal jury of six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexu... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Scott Louis Craven Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, KY - Louisville Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor

A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws earlier on May 10, 2018 in United States District Court. Scott Louis Craven, 36, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. During those communications, he sent obscene m... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - KY)

Debbie Williams, et al. v. Affinion Group, LLC, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The post‐transaction marketing employed by Trilegiant and its e‐merchant
partners functions as follows. Online merchants such as Buy.com, Inc. and
Priceline.com, Inc. enter into an arrangement with Trilegiant to permit the
advertisement of membership club programs to their customers. In the course
of completing a transaction, a link, banner, or webpage appears on theMore...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Michael Gullinese Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

Syracuse, NY - Albany Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years for Child Pornography Offenses

Michael Gullinese, age 48, of Albany, New York, was sentenced on May 10, 2018 to 20 years in prison for distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography.

As part of his guilty plea, Gullinese admitted that between January 23, 2017 and his arrest on March 14, 2017, he used his cell ph... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - NY)

Dustin Lee Osborne v. The State of Texas Texas Third District Court of Appeals

While Paige Gerber and her cousin Savannah Hardy were drinking beer by the pool at the
apartment complex where Hardy lived, Gerber spoke with Ralph Michael Lopez through an
internet chatroom. A short time later, Lopez brought some methamphetamine to the pool of the
apartment complex. After snorting the methamphetamine and hanging out at the pool for an hour
or two, Lopez drov... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Townsend and Scott Frederick Arterbury Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Two Men Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Offenses

Two men pled guilty to child pornography offenses in the Northern District of Oklahoma. Both men used the internet to search for and find material depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

“The child victims in these cases are victimized over and over again because the images remain on the internet and in... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Dina Gonzalez-Marquez and Emilio Gonzalez-Marquez District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods by Operating Counterfeit Airbag Business in Albuquerque

Two Mexican nationals, illegally present in the United States, entered guilty pleas on May 9, 2018 to operating a counterfeit airbag business out of their residence in Albuquerque, N.M. Dina Gonzalez-Marquez, 24, and Emilio Gonzalez-Marquez, 22, ent... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Marike Vuga Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Former Pitt Professor Sentenced to Time Served after Admitting She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Took Her to Canada

Defendant will be deported to Austria

A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty to one count of international parental kidnapping and was sentenced in federal court to "time served," having been imprisoned for 25 months, United States Attorney Scott W. B... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Tyler Arlan Weis District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Tyler Arlan Weis, 41, of Wasilla, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 12 years in prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for receipt of child pornography.

In October 2016, Alaska State Troopers (AST) investigating an online file-sharing network downloaded multiple files of child pornography from Weis’s compu... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - AK)

United States of America v. Sky Justin Gornik Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Dark Web Vendor Enters Plea, Faces 10 Years for Internet Distribution of Deadly Carfentanil, Fentanyl, and Other Drugs

Sky Justin Gornik, age 39, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to deliver, distribute and dispense controlled substances through the internet, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(h), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. Gornik also ... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Cameron James Lensmeyer and Evan Paul Sage Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Two Men Plead Guilty to Possessing “Dark Web” Counterfeit Carfentanil Pills Intended for Distribution
Pills Disguised as Oxycodone Actually Contained Elephant Tranquilizer

Two man who sold counterfeit carfentanil pills have pled guilty in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

Cameron James Lensmeyer, age 20, from Waverly, Iowa, was convicted of possession with intent to distribute c... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Nikolai Bosyk Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography on Tor Network Forum

A Purcellville, Virginia man, who was a member of a website dedicated to the advertising and sharing of child pornography on an online anonymous network, was sentenced on May 7, 2018 to 60 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release.

Nikolai Bosyk, 40, a repa... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - VA)

STATE OF OREGON v. KEONI HAROLD WARREN

Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONIA LATRICE LEWIS United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In cases—like the subject case—where a defendant challenges both probable
cause and the applicability of the good faith exception, we may proceed directly to the
good faith analysis without first deciding whether the warrant was supported by probable
cause. United States v. Legg, 18 F.3d 240, 243 (4th Cir. 1994). Because no facts in this
case are in dispute, the applicability... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Eric Matthew Will Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Muskegon Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Federal Prison For Producing Child Pornography

Eric Matthew Will, 35, of Muskegon, Michigan was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 20-year term of supervised release that will commence once Will is released from impris... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. James Earl Tuttle Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Hickman County Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Child Pornography Crimes

James Earl Tuttle, 45, of Lyles, Tennessee was sentenced on May 2, 2018 by U.S. District Court Judge William L. Campbell, Jr., to 30 years in prison for production of child pornography.

Tuttle was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2016, and charged with two counts of produc... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - TN)

State of Vermont v. Benjamin Charette

The issue in this case is whether an individual who is convicted
of a sex offense can be compelled to register as a sex offender if the putative victim was an adult
undercover police officer posing as a minor child. Defendant appeals the trial court’s decision
requiring him to register as a sex offender. He argues the plain language of the sex offender
registration statute r... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - )

United States of America v. Anthony Shelton and Cameron Ocion Ajiduah Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - Two Texas Men Sentenced to 20 and 15 Years in Prison for Hate Crime Assault Based on Victim's Sexual Orientation

Anthony Shelton, 20, and Cameron Ajiduah, 19, were sentenced on May 1, 2018 to 20 and 15 years in prison, respectively, for assaulting a man because of the victim’s sexual orientation, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 249, announced the Justice Department’s Civil Righ... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - TX)

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