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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2010
A Baltimore firefighter has been charged with 10 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography after detectives found explicit files being shared from his computer over an online peer-to-peer network, court records show. Philip Hodge, 54, of the 2200 block of Deerfern Crescent in Northwest Baltimore, was arrested Friday and released after posting $50,000 bond. Police wrote in charging documents that Hodge admitted that he had downloaded child pornography, and a search of his home computer revealed additional files.
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By Will Fepserman, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
A Westminster man was sentenced Wednesday to 63 months in prison and 25 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography following a plea agreement in the case, according to the U.S. State Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said a computer belonging to Joshua Foe, 35, was seized by law enforcement officials under a federal search warrant after officials determined he was sharing child pornography through a file sharing website in 2012 and 2013, according to a press release from the U.S. State Attorney.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2010
A Parkville man who had more than 750 images of child pornography on his computer was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for taking naked pictures of a 12-year-old who was learning disabled and a 14-year-old autistic girl, officials said. Jaroy Emory Gilmer, 29, received the sentence, followed by lifetime supervised release, in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for two counts of production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. Police first began investigating Gilmer after an FBI agent in Illinois downloaded 23 images of child pornography from a file-sharing program on Gilmer's computer during an undercover investigation, according to Gilmer's plea agreement.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
An employee at local synagogue has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, Baltimore County police said. Police do not believe any children at the Ner-Tamid synagogue in Greenspring Valley were victims of Jonathan J. Lewin, 44, who was recently charged after police found he had shared pornographic images of children online. Detectives began investigating Lewin on May 16 after they traced the source of images to his home in 6600 block of Edenvale Road.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2010
A Carroll County man pleaded guilty Monday to distributing child pornography after he attempted to provide more than 900,000 videos and images to an undercover federal officer, some of which documented toddlers being sexually abused by adults, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday. Brian Furches, 37, of Manchester, entered the plea after he attempted to share the images with the officer on Nov. 27 last year, according to a release from the prosecutor's office. The undercover officer downloaded about 471 files of child pornography, a small fraction of the more than 2 million images and videos Furches had amassed since 1995, officials said.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Annapolis Bureau | April 1, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- Possession of child pornography would be illegal in Maryland under legislation the General Assembly enacted yesterday.The legislation, aimed at consumers rather than sellers, would make it a misdemeanor to "knowingly" possess films, videotapes or photographs of children under 16 engaged in sexual acts.However, parents could have nude photographs of children, as long as the children are not engaged in sexual conduct or sadomasochistic acts.Sen. Norman R. Stone Jr., a Baltimore County Democrat, has been trying for three years to pass child pornography legislation, but his bills have died in the House Judiciary Committee.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,nick.madigan@baltsun.com | August 4, 2009
A Middle River couple were charged with distributing and promoting child pornography after both were identified in videos participating in the sexual abuse of children, Baltimore County police said Monday. John Nicklas, 34, and Shannon Leigh Honea, 26, of the 9700 block of Conmar Road, were arrested Thursday and charged with filming, distributing and promoting child pornography. Police said there were several unidentified victims, ranging in age from about 2 to 13, and are asking for the public's help in finding those children and any others who may have been abused or exploited.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | July 1, 2006
A 59-year-old Anne Arundel County man pleaded guilty this week to child pornography charges in federal court, the U.S. attorney's office announced yesterday. Danny Fleck of Severn pleaded guilty late Thursday to one count of sexually exploiting a minor to produce pornographic pictures and one count of attempting to transport child pornography. According to the statement of facts presented to the court at his guilty plea, Fleck coerced young girls to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to create pictures and a video.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | November 30, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court salvaged a federal law against child pornography yesterday but gave it a narrow reading that may make it harder for prosecutors to win convictions.A federal appeals court had struck down the law, saying Congress had not narrowed its scope enough to save it under the Constitution. The law, dating to 1977, makes it a crime to send or receive sexually explicit items that show youths who are under age 18.But the Supreme Court disagreed, voting 7-2 to uphold the law as well as the conviction of a Los Angeles dealer in those materials.
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By Steve Chapman | April 23, 2002
CHICAGO - Attorney General John Ashcroft reacted grimly to the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Child Pornography Prevention Act. He said the ruling makes prosecuting child pornographers "immeasurably more difficult" and urged Congress to pass "stronger measures to fight child pornography." The conservative American Center for Law and Justice charged that the verdict "gives pornographers the green light to engage in Internet porn and fails to close a legal loophole at the expense of our children."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 22, 2014
A Bel Air man pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said. Walter Aycock, 61, entered a guilty plea to two counts of possession of child pornography in Harford County Circuit Court and was sentenced to serve 10 years, with all but one year suspended, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly said in a news release. After he is released, Aycock will serve five years of supervised probation. He was ordered to be monitored by the Department of Parole and Probation, undergo psychiatric treatment, not have contact with children and not have Internet access.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
A Baltimore County permits inspector was charged after police said they found more than 5,000 images child porn on his home computer and other electronic devices. David Michael Gaine, 58, who has worked for 11 years as an inspector for the county's department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections, was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Detectives also found that Gaine participated in chat rooms with others interested in child pornography. Police do not believe Gaine downloaded or viewed child pornography using county equipment or on county time.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
An Anne Arundel County woman has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against more than 180 defendants who she says circulated or watched child pornography showing her two young children being molested by their father and another person. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, the woman is unnamed to shield the identity of the youngsters, who were ages 4 and 6 at the time they were sexually assaulted, the suit says. The suit claims the father and another person pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with production of child pornography and were sentenced to 45 and 36 years in prison.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Baltimore Police asked for the public's help Friday in identifying victims of a Dundalk man they say collected and traded child pornography. David Ralph Fisher, 42, of the 6500 block of St. Helena Street in Dundalk, was arrested Thursday after a sting operation by officers posing as a 14-year-old girl, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He faces charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and sexual solicitation of a minor. Detectives began investigating Fisher in November after an associate reported that she had found photographs and videos on his computer that showed adults having sex with children as young as two years old, police said.
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By Justin George and Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Baltimore police said Friday that patient pictures taken by Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy could contain child pornography, and they've turned the evidence over to the FBI for analysis. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi declined to elaborate but said the files reviewed so far contained pictures of patients photographed during medical examinations and could include images of juveniles - which he characterized as a legitimate possibility given the age of some of Levy's patients.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said. Lawrence Joynes, 54, of Dundalk, teaches music at New Hampshire Estates Elementary school in Silver Spring, according to the school's website. Montgomery police will be investigating whether Joynes committed any offenses in that county. A spokesman from the school system did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday morning.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 12, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton rebuked the Justice Department yesterday for retreating from a wider legal definition of child pornography and ordered Attorney General Janet Reno to move "promptly" to draw up new legislation to ensure that federal law reaches all forms of child pornography.The White House was caught off guard in September when U.S. Solicitor General Drew S. Days III advised the Supreme Court that the administration was backing away from an earlier, stricter definition of child pornography.
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By Maria Archangelo and Maria Archangelo,Staff writer | December 19, 1990
WESTMINSTER - A 42-year-old Finksburg resident and Baltimore city police officer convicted in September of two child pornography charges was placed on probation before judgment Tuesday in Carroll Circuit Court.If Robert A. Jones of the 1400 block of Algonquin Court successfully completes his 36 months of probation, the conviction will be wiped from his record.Jones was found guilty of one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography with intent to distribute by Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck after a two-day trial.
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