Child Pornography

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.
Charges: Inver Grove Heights Lunch Lady Sent Sexual Pictures To Male StudentA former lunch room assistant at Simley High School/Inver Grove Heights Middle School is accused of sending inappropriate sexual photos to a male student on his iPad, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court.
Minnesota Woman Convicted For Providing Porn To Washburn ManA Minnesota woman who was promised $100,000 from a North Dakota man in exchange for producing and providing child pornography has been convicted in federal court. A jury found 35-year-old Roxanne Merrell, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, guilty on two counts of production of child pornography.
Minnesota Priest Who Molested Boys Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has removed from the priesthood a former St. Paul priest who pleaded guilty in Minnesota to molesting two boys. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese announced the Vatican's action against Curtis Wehmeyer on Wednesday.
Police: Wayzata Teacher, Coach Arrested For Child Porn DiesA 52-year-old man arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography died late last month, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department said the man, identified as Jeffrey Todd Miller, was a teacher and coach in the Wayzata School District.
Police: 6 Arrested On Child Pornography Charges In RochesterSix Rochester men were arrested on child pornography charges Thursday night after a 10-month investigation by the city of Rochester, according to Rochester police. Police said the men were involved in possessing and distributing thousands of pornographic photographs and videos.
Duluth Firefighter Charged With Sexually Assaulting InfantA 32-year-old Duluth firefighter is facing four criminal charges after police say they found child pornography on his electronic devices. Caleb Stuart Lofald of Hermantown is charged with felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct, felony possession of pictorial representation of minors, felony interference with privacy against a minor under 18 and misdemeanor interference with privacy.