Child Pornography

An In-Depth Look Into Heinrich's Life Before, After Wetterling AbductionUnemployment, a move and an unsolved arson. WCCO is taking a closer look at what was happening in the life of Danny Heinrich in the days before, and after, Jacob Wetterling went missing.
Man Accused Of Tricking Teen Boys Online Into Sending Him Nude PhotosAn Eagan man faces several child pornography charges after being accused of using social media to obtain nude photos of teenage boys. U.S. Attorney Andy Lugar says 32-year-old Anton Martynenko posed as women on social media and encouraged teenage boys to send him explicit photos as early as 2011.
Heinrich's Strange Connection To Another Wetterling Case SuspectFriends and neighbors paint a dark picture of Danny Heinrich's past. He is the man in jail on child pornography charges and a person of interest in Jacob Wetterling's kidnapping. Born in 1963 at Paynesville Hospital, Heinrich grew up just south of town. He spent most of his childhood with his parents and two brothers in a home near Lake Koronis.
Judge: Heinrich Will Stay In Jail, Is A Potential Risk To CommunityThe person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling case was back in court Wednesday on child pornography charges. An FBI agent also testified in court about evidence linking 52-year-old Danny Heinrich to Wetterling's abduction and other sexual assaults of young boys.
Police: Recent Contact With Wetterling Suspect Focused On BrotherDanny Heinrich, the person of interest in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance, moved to Annandale eight years ago. That is where he was arrested at his home last week. The community questions how he went under the radar for so long. Authorities told WCCO they knew Heinrich, but not for the reason you would think.
'I’m Just Glad He’s Gone': Neighbors On Person Of Interest In Wetterling Case Danny Heinrich, the man named Thursday as a person of interest in the 1989 disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, has lived alone in a simple house in a quiet Annandale neighborhood for the past 8 years.
Fmr. Teacher Pleads Guilty To Taking Compromising Photos Of StudentsA former teacher who worked with hearing impaired students in the north metro pleaded guilty last week to taking compromising photos of students in his classroom.
St. Louis Co. Man Convicted Of Making, Possessing Child PornA 41-year-old St. Louis County man was convicted in a federal court Thursday of producing and possessing child pornography. Nude images of a 5-year-old child were submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in April of 2014. Investigators eventually traced them to Sean Gerald Penoncello.
Minnesota Guardsman Pleads Guilty To Making Child PornA Minnesota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to getting a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos while he was deployed in Afghanistan.
FBI Seeks Minnesota Victims Of Convicted Child PredatorThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help to locate additional victims of a convicted online child predator who may have Lucas Chansler, 31, formerly of St. Johns, Florida, was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty last August to nine counts of producing child pornography.
Iowa Man Sentenced For Using Library Internet For Child PornAn Iowa man accused of collecting and distributing child pornography using a public library's internet connection has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt said in a news release Monday that 37-year-old Corey Lee Steffen of Pleasant Hill was sentenced Wednesday.
Man Caught On Tip From App User Pleads Guilty To Child PornA man who was a federal fugitive for more than four years before he was arrested with help from a smartphone app has pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography. Adney Allen is charged in North Dakota with possession and distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The 51-year-old Allen was indicated in July of 2009. He was arrested in November of 2014 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.
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