AMBER Alert System Proves Useful For Law EnforcementOn Thursday night, many people received an AMBER Alert directly to their phone, notifying them of a little girl, taken by her mother. It's an unfamiliar notification that pops up right on our phones -- and an image that simultaneously shows up on street signs.
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.
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.
Man, 21, Charged With Creating Child PornographyA 21-year-old man is facing child pornography charges after allegedly producing pornographic photos in his house. Sean Penoncello, of Iron, has been charged with one count of production of child pornography.
Focus Of Search For Missing Boy Remains On Miss. RiverCrystal police say they are continuing to search an area along the Mississippi River for a 10-year-old boy who has been missing since March 18. Barway Collins was last seen approaching his apartment building after exiting his school transportation service van.
St. Paul Man, Woman Found Guilty In Sex Trafficking CaseA St. Paul man and woman have been found guilty of engaging in sex trafficking of a 15-year-old girl. According to the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Jonathan Edwards, 25, and Kauser Yusuf, 22, were found guilty of one count each of first-degree sex trafficking of a minor.
New Billboard Campaign To Find Jacob WetterlingA new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.