Spotsylvania arrests four men in child sex sting

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the arrests of four men accused of attempting to have sexual relations with someone they thought was a 13-year-old girl. Read more

Child pornography cases on the rise in Northern Virginia, why are Hispanics vulnerable? | Aumentan los casos de pornografía infantil en el norte de Virginia, ¿por qué los hispanos son vulnerables?

From 5,000 reports of child pornography reported in 2022, the figure rose to 7,500 cases so far in 2023. The way of life of Hispanic families and, in some cases, the language barrier, become risk factors so that minors fall into the blackmail and traps of criminals. Read more >>>

De 5,000 denuncias de pornografía infantil reportadas en el año de 2022, la cifra pasó a 7,500 casos en lo que va del 2023. La forma de vida de las familias hispanas y, en algunos casos la barrera del idioma, se convierten en factores de riesgo para que los menores caigan en los chantajes y trampas de los delincuentes. Leer más >>>

Authorities investigating death of retired Spotsylvania doctor accused of child sex crime

Virginia State Police authorities say they will continue investigating sexual assault claims against a retired Spotsylvania County doctor who was found dead in Loudoun County on Thursday.

The death of Michael B. O’Brien, 66, is being investigated by the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office. O’Brien’s body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Manassas for autopsy and examination. Read More >>

Oklahoma couple pleads guilty to possessing pornographic images of 14-month-old

A couple has plead guilty to possessing child pornography after being arrested back in 2020.

Joseph Rogers, 30, and Cherokee White, 28, have entered a guilty plea in Oklahoma County Court on Dec. 20, 2021.

The investigation began in Jan. 2020 after a Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit forwarded images depicting child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Read More >>

Loudoun County man sentenced to more than 15 years on child pornography charges

A Loudoun County man has been sentenced to 15 years, 10 months in prison for the reproduction and possession of child pornography, according to the Office of the Attorney General.

John W. Bruce, Jr. — a resident of Aldie, according to Virginia Circuit Court documents — pleaded guilty to three counts of reproduction and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He received his sentence from Circuit Court Judge Benjamin N.A. Kendrick.

Orange Co. Sheriff’s Office: Possible Relationship with Teen Leads to Arrest

Ronald Lee Bowers Jr. is charged with three counts of carnal knowledge with a child, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and one count of distribution of marijuana.

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A Strasburg man was charged Saturday after failing to register a username with the sex offender database. Read more

Virginia children’s entertainer charged with having child porn

A children’s entertainer who performs under the name Mr. Knick Knack is out on bail after having been charged with possessing child pornography. Read more

Virginia Beach man sentenced to 4 years for possessing child porn

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 4 years in prison this week.

Jeffrey Dirocco, 58, pleaded guilty to ten counts of possession of child pornography. His sentence includes four years of active imprisonment, with an additional 11 years suspended. Read more

State police seek help identifying victims in child pornography investigation

The Northern Virginia – Washington, D.C. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is seeking the public’s help with identifying additional victims of a Manassas man arrested on child pornography and solicitation charges. Read more