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October 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Ex-Northshore teacher charged with possessing child porn

King County prosecutors charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher on Monday with three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct after his computer was seized earlier this month when a technician allegedly found pornographic images of children on an iMac the man brought in for repair. Kurtis Kasner, who was More

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October 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Northshore school substitute accused of child-porn possession

A 72-year-old substitute teacher for the Northshore School District was arrested at his Woodinville home on Wednesday after a computer technician found sexual images of young children on the Apple iMac the teacher had brought in to be fixed, according to Kirkland police. Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be…

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October 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Seattle man sentenced in child porn network

NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors say a Seattle man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for downloading videos of underage boys performing sex acts from websites that were part of an online child pornography ring run out of Louisiana. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says Nicholas Saine is one 10 people charged by the…

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April 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Mason County man charged with child porn apparently kills self

A man who was found dead in the water near the Bremerton marina on Tuesday morning had been charged one day earlier with possession of child pornography, according to law-enforcement sources and court records. Investigators say the death appears to have been a suicide. Frank E. McDonald, 52,  of Belfair, was charged in Mason County Superior Court…

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December 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Feds search home of Seattle coach accused of voyeurism in B.C.

Federal agents have searched the home of a teacher at The Bush School after he was arrested by Canadian authorities on charges of voyeurism, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from the Department of Homeland Security said they obtained a warrant to search the home of Jason Paur, 43,…

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October 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Maple Valley youth coach gets 25-year sentence in child-porn case

A one-time Washington attorney who had practiced family law in Kent has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release for making, purchasing and possessing child pornography. David S. Engle, 50, of Maple Valley, was arrested in November 2012 following an investigation by U.S. postal inspectors.  According to court documents, Engle drew the attention of…

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May 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Mill Creek man sentenced to 22 years for producing child porn

Phillip S. Allen, a 58-year-old Mill Creek man, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 22 years in prison for producing child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Allen came to the attention of law enforcement in 2010, when they served a search warrant at the Bloomington, Ind. home of…

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June 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Snoqualmie Valley substitute teacher arrested in child-porn case

A substitute teacher for the Snoqualmie Valley School District was arrested on Friday for investigation of possessing child pornography, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation into the 64-year-old North Bend man began in May when authorities were alerted to a link on the man’s Facebook page that led to…

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November 22, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Ex-Times employee pleads guilty to child-porn charge

A former Seattle Times employee pleaded guilty yesterday to distribution of child porn. Because he has a prior conviction for communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, Richard Flores faces a mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Flores, 58, of Seattle, caught the attention of the National Center for…

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