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July 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Seattle man sentenced to 15 years for distributing child porn

A 30-year-old Seattle man with prior convictions for child molestation was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Joseph Edgar Brown was also sentenced to a lifetime of probation, prosecutors said. According to court documents, Brown was on probation after serving time for molesting two young…

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May 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

20-year sentence for man who photographed Federal Way molestation

A felon who photographed himself repeatedly molesting a 10-year-old girl was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison. Steven Maurice Williams, 43, of Seattle, also will have to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison. He was convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle of production of child pornography and illegally possessing a gun….

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December 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Tenino man pleads guilty to child pornography

The Associated Press TACOMA — The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Tenino man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Tacoma to possession of child pornography. As part of a plea agreement prosecutors are recommending a four-year priosn term when 47-year-old James Donald Mobley is sentenced in March. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the former teacher at Tenino…

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July 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Kent attorney pleads guilty to child pornography charges

A suspended Washington attorney who had practiced family law in Kent has pleaded guilty in federal court to production, receipt and possession of child pornography, including thousands of photos and videos of nude young boys. David Scott Engle, 49, of Maple Valley, faces a mandatory-minimum 15-year prison term when he appears for sentencing before U.S. District Judge…

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January 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Social Security employee accused of viewing child porn at work

A 49-year-old employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA) has been arrested and charged with accessing child pornography at work, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Thomas Joseph Barrett, of Lynnwood, was arrested at the SSA’s Official of Disability Adjudication, where he worked as a senior case technician. He is expected to appear before a U.S. Magistrate…

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October 17, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Sultan woman pleads guilty to child molesting

The Associated Press EVERETT — A Sultan woman who appeared with a 7-year-old child in pornographic pictures pleaded guilty Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court to child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor. Twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Ferry faces more than seven years in prison when she is sentenced Nov. 19 in Everett. The Daily Herald reports she’s the…

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June 25, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Snoqualmie substitute teacher facing child-porn charges

A 64-year-old substitute teacher in the Snoqualmie School District has been charged with two counts of first-degree possession of child pornography for allegedly viewing and saving sexually explicit images on his computers as well as erotic writings about killing and decapitating children, according to King County prosecutors. Theodore Bernstein of North Bend spent a little over an…

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June 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM

WSP settles with Spokane firefighter for $2.4M

The Associated Press SPOKANE  — The Washington State Patrol will pay $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit with a Spokane firefighter who was wrongly accused in 2008 of possessing child pornography. An investigation discovered too late that Todd Chism was a victim of identity theft. In a statement from the patrol Friday, Risk Manager Donald Sorenson apologized for…

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April 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM

FBI: ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive was in Washington in 2011

A man added today to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list was in Washington state as recently as last year. Eric Justin Toth, aka David Bussone, a former private school teacher in Washington, D.C., is wanted for allegedly producing and possessing child pornography, according to an FBI news release.  The FBI says pornographic images were found…

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