crimes against children

Wheeling Park Student Arrested

On Thursday, Wheeling Park High School senior, Cody Brautigam was arrested at the school’s campus for allegations that he sexually assaulted two girls younger than 10 years old.  He was booked into the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville on two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  He is being held on $100,000 bond. The Wheeling Intelligencer reported: According to a police report, a 9-year-old girl told a sexual assault…
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Girl in NC Amber Alert Found Safe in South Florida

On Monday an Amber Alert was issued for a 12-year old girl from Cartaret County, North Carolina.  According to the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, she was last seen by her father at home on Sunday at approximately 10 p.m. When he awoke Monday morning at approximately 6:25, he noticed that she was missing. Felony warrants were issued for Timothy Newman.  I assume after viewing cell phone activity, law enforcement determined that he had been communicating…
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The Internet and You

Yesterday a Greek Orthodox priest was arrested for attempting to meet who he thought was a 14 year old and a 9-year old boy for sexual encounters at a location in Columbus, Ohio.  He had placed an ad online seeking out children for sex, and a detective responded.  All too often we hear about those who are “trusted adults” in our communities soliciting children online.  It is a problem that many parents don’t want to…
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We Didn't Know What Rape Was

MARK COLE: Mark Cole II, 17, said the victim was leaving one house and was so intoxicated she could barely walk. “She wasn’t capable of walking on her own and was stumbling as walking,” Cole said. Cole said he shot a video of sexual conduct in his car between Mays and the victim as they were driving to Cole’s house. Cole said he later deleted the video from his phone. He said, at his house,…
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Do You Know This Woman?

Federal authorities  are trying to find and arrest this woman who is posting videos of herself and a man having sexual contact with two children online.  The woman has produced videos showing a child between ages 3-5 and another one between ages 5 and 7. The woman was discovered during an investigation into another unrelated child pornography case.  An arrest warrant has been obtained in Washington, DC even though federal authorities do not yet know…
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