A former Orange County youth pastor who worked at a popular megachurch was charged with molesting four teenage boys. Ruven Meulenberg, 39, mentored junior-high-aged children at Saddleback Church.
A man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from a state park in upstate New York pleaded guilty to two felony counts and faces 47 years to life in prison. Craig N. Ross Jr. admitted his guilt.
A Cedar Rapids man has been charged after allegedly sexually abusing an infant. Police say 28-year-old Aaron Wingerson has been charged with sexual abuse of a child and lascivious acts with a child.
Police say a Clermont, FL man has been charged with 11 counts of child phonography possession. Agents seized multiple electronic devices from the home of Kenneth Mullen.
A Greene County man is facing charges of rape, sexual assault, and sexual indecency with a child. Larry Kevin King, 53, is currently being held in the Greene County Jail with no bond.
A 40-year-old Llano County man was arrested for possession or promotion of child pornography. Child pornography was found at the home of Brian Joseph Edwards in Llano County, TX.
A 35-year-old Wisconsin man wanted by federal authorities for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in South Carolina was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in a Key Largo parking lot.
Fernando Gonzalez Ortega, 52, was arrested on charges of sexual performance by a child, sexual assault of a child, continuous sexual abuse of a child, and trafficking of a person.
A Waco man has been arrested after sexually assaulting someone at a party and leaving a bite mark on the victim’s butt. Elijah Gutierrez has been charged with sexual assault, a second-degree felony.
Investigators say after DNA tests were concluded and search warrants were executed, Michael Putzulu Jr. was identified as the alleged sexual offender who assaulted a 13-year-old.
Officials say a 51-year-old named Matthew Wayne Hare of Kent County, Michigan, has been arrested and charged with seven counts of child molestation. The crimes happened over multiple years.
Avery Williams, 24, approached a woman at a department store asking her to assist him with a TikTok video and then attempted to "draw attention to his clear state of arousal," authorities said.
Qi Guang Dong asked a Liberty University student if she would like to make some extra money and then made a sexual gesture. He then touched her inappropriately, she told police.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has arrested and charged a Riverview man, Christopher Scipio, 27, for unlawfully recording people in a unisex restroom at a marijuana dispensary.
Colby Chandler, 25, of Frankford, had touched and asked the teen for sexual favors in December. Investigators also say Chandler sent messages to the teen asking for sexual favors on Snapchat.
A Lake Wales doctor was arrested after Lake Wales Police learned he was secretly recording a changing room within his office. Dr. Pola Gayed, DPT, 38, was arrested for video voyeurism.
Daniel Pasco, 42, is facing two different counts of child molestation, both Level 1 and Level 4 felonies, after he allegedly abused a 14-year-old girl after her and her mother were evicted.
Paul Humphrey, 50, is charged with four counts of sexual misconduct, three counts child seduction, attempted obstruction of justice, official misconduct and voyeurism.
A former Boy Scout volunteer on Thursday admitted to hiding cameras in bathrooms a scout camp in Missouri. David Lee Nelson, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography.
A man has been charged in connection with a decades-old rape case in Raleigh after a sexual assault kit and DNA database brought new evidence to light. Averette Alston was charged with first-degree rape.
A former sergeant from Missouri has been charged with multiple crimes involving children. Jordan C. Fowle, 57, is facing counts including child molestation, sodomy and sexual abuse.
An American Airlines flight attendant has been arrested for allegedly recording or attempting to record a minor female passenger using a bathroom aboard an aircraft he was working.
A youth baseball coach was arrested after he was allegedly found raping a child by the mother of the girl. Donovan Scott Sheppard, 39, faces lewd molestation and rape charges.
A 72-year-old Cary man facing multiple felony charges for child sex crimes is in jail without bond. Richard Haltom, was charged with four felony counts of statutory sex offense with a child.
An investigation into possible child molestation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Devon J. Campbell, who is charged with statutory rape first degree and two counts statutory sodomy first degree.
A dentist in Chester County, Pennsylvania is charged with the indecent assault of a patient during a visit to his office. James Godorecci, 56, of Wayne, is also charged with harassment.
A man who police said faked his suicide to avoid being arrested on multiple “peeping Tom” and indecent exposure charges has been taken into custody. Jackie Price, 48, turned himself in.
A Texas woman wanted for sexually abusing a child is now in police custody. Iris Iliana Rodriguez, 34, was charged with three counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact.
Kentucky State Police arrested a former Jeffersontown paramedic. 38-year-old Marshall Alexander Atherton is charged with rape, incest, sodomy, and sexual abuse of a victim under age 12.
A man was arrested after he was charged with 16 sex crimes, 13 of which involving children. Dustin Leon Drennen, 34, was charged with 11 counts of statutory sodomy, two counts of statutory rape.
A 69-year-old Wyoming man, who is a pastor and church youth group leader, has been charged by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida with lewd molestation, a first-degree felony.
Deputies arrested 31-year-old Jonathan Andrew Gold at his residence in Wheelersburg, where they also collected evidence of first-degree felony counts of rape of a child under the age of 10.
A 61-year-old man is in custody for child sexual abuse. Kenneth Watson, a Jackson County man, faces one count of child sexually abusive activity, the offense formerlly known as child porn.