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Youth Pastor Molested Four Boys

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.

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Ross Guilty of 9-Year-Old's Kidnapping

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.

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Man Assaults 3-Month-Old Infant

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.

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Man Facing 11 Counts of Child Porn

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.

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Man Faces Multiple Sex Charges

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.

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Man Arrested in Child Porn Case

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.

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Man Caught With Abducted 13-Year-Old

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.

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Priest Faces Child Sex Charges

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.

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Sex Offender Left Behind Bit Mark

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.

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Man Sexually Assaulted 13-Year-Old

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.

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Man Faces 7 Counts of Molestation

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.

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Man Arrested for Sexual Conduct

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.

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Uber Driver Tries to Solicit Minor

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.

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Man Hid Camera in Weed Shop Bathroom

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.

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Man Faces Child Solicitation Charge

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.

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Doctor Hid Camera in Changing Room

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.

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Man Charged With Child Molestation

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.

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Officer Facing Child Sex Charges

Paul Humphrey, 50, is charged with four counts of sexual misconduct, three counts child seduction, attempted obstruction of justice, official misconduct and voyeurism.

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Boy Scout Volunteer Used Hidden Cameras

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.

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Man Charged in 1998 Rape Case

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.

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Police Sergeant Abused Kids for Years

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.

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Flight Attendant Filmed Children

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.

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HIV-Positive Man Repeatedly Raped Girl

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.

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72-Year-Old Faces Child Sex 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.

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Man Charged With Rape, Sodomy

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.

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Dentist Indecently Assaulted Patient

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.

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Peeper, Flasher Tries to Fake Suicide

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.

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Child Sex Fugitive Nabbed in Mexico

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.

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Paramedic Charged With Rape, Incest

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.

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Man Charged With 13 Child Sex Crimes

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.

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Pastor Arrested for Child Molestation

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.

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Man Faces 10 Counts of Child Rape

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.

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Michigan Man Arrested for Child Abuse

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.

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