(INDIANA) Justice Dept Court Report: Project Safe Childhood: Jury Convicts Registered Sex Offender for Using Facebook to Conspire to Produce Child Pornography #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.19: According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Lorenzo Johnson, 33, of Hammond, used a fake Facebook account to identify women with access to children who were experiencing financial difficulties. Johnson, a registered sex offender, offered those women money to take sexually explicit photos of minor children.

#AceDailyNews reports that a federal jury convicted an Indiana man yesterday for conspiring with multiple women to send him sexually explicit pictures of infants and young children and Johnson succeeded in persuading three co-conspirators to send him photos depicting the sexual abuse of infants and young children whom the co-conspirators knew…..

Johnson gave an interview to FBI agents stating that he had solicited the production of child pornography from other Facebook users as a means of blackmail. Johnson’s co-conspirators have been indicted for conspiring to produce child pornography. Johnson was previously convicted in 2009 in Illinois for aggravated sexual abuse involving a minor.

“This verdict sends a strong message that people who sexually abuse young and helpless children — and those who memorialize and disseminate that abuse — will be held accountable,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. “The Department of Justice is committed to utilizing its resources to track down these offenders and rescue victims of pernicious sexual exploitation.”

“My office will not tolerate crimes against children, and we will continue to partner with federal, state and local agencies to investigate and prosecute individuals whose criminal conduct harms and exploits such vulnerable victims,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Tina L. Nommay for the Northern District of Indiana. “I wish to thank the attorneys with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice for their invaluable assistance in this case.”   

Child sexual abuse and exploitation is one of the FBI’s top investigative priorities and this conviction demonstrates our commitment to stopping these unthinkable offenses,” said Assistant Director Calvin Shivers of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “The FBI will use every resource in its power to fully investigate and bring to justice those that prey on the most vulnerable of victims. As a result of the tireless work and close coordination with our state and local law enforcement partners, Johnson will be held accountable for his actions and will no longer be a threat to our community.” 

“Sexual predators who prey on the most vulnerable members of our society and believe they can elude federal law enforcement will be investigated, identified and will find themselves in prison,” said Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan of the FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office. “This verdict demonstrates the FBI’s commitment to investigating cases such as this with a sense of urgency to ensure there is one less predator victimizing our children.”

Johnson was convicted of three counts of conspiracy to produce child pornography, one count of distribution of child pornography, and one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 17, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum penalty of 180 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI’s Indianapolis Field Office, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorney Eduardo Palomo of the Justice Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Molly Kelley of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana are prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.19: 2021:

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(HOVE, U.K.) Crown Court Report: A man who sexually assaulted young children and was actively seeking opportunities to offend again has been convicted of 14 counts of child sexual abuse after a NCA investigation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: Harvey had a catalogue of almost 9,000 indecent images of children and 630 prohibited images on his electronic devices, which he had collated between 2015-2020. Of those were 860 category A images (the most severe), 1,290 category B and 6,984 category C.

#AceDailyNews reports that a man who abused a toddler sought out jobs where he’d have access to children Keats Harvey, a 24-year-old American national, groomed and sexually assaulted four children, the youngest of whom was a toddler: He will be sentenced at the same court on 8 October 2021.

Keats Harvey custody image

He was arrested by NCA officers at his home in West Wittering, Chichester, in May 2020.

The NCA uncovered a large number of chat logs and emails in which he had sent and received these images from other likeminded individuals, as well as admitting to having molested three young children.

Investigators subsequently identified four children who had been abused by Harvey, all of whom were under ten-years-old and have since been safeguarded.

He met his victims through other adults he knew and assaulted one of the children whilst at a party.

Harvey made multiple further attempts to meet and abuse children by befriending vulnerable adults with kids and applying for jobs at places where we knew he would have access to children, including hospitals and nurseries.

Through their investigation into Harvey, NCA officers identified another American national they suspected had sexually abused an eleven-year-old boy.

Intelligence was shared with US authorities based in Seattle and the man, a teacher, was arrested and the child safeguarded.

Yesterday (29/07/2021) at Hove Crown Court Harvey was found guilty of six counts of possessing indecent images of children (categories A-C), two counts of possessing prohibited images, two counts of taking and one of distributing an indecent photo of a child, two counts of assaulting a child under 13 by touching, and meeting a girl under 16 following grooming.

Peter Stevens, Branch Commander at the NCA, said: “Keats Harvey was conducting very serious offending, not just online but by physically abusing young children: On top of this, he was actively trying to befriend adults who had children and had researched jobs on the internet, at hospitals and nurseries, all with the aim of gaining access to children: In my view he is an offender whose behaviour was escalating in terms of the severity of the offending he was trying to commit.

“Prosecuting individuals like Harvey who pose a sexual risk to children is a priority for the NCA: My team worked tirelessly, with support from the Crown Prosecution Service, analysing reams of particularly disturbing material to build the case against him and ensure he would face justice: “We also worked closely with policing partners to identify offenders and safeguard victims. In this case, Sussex and Hampshire Police provided significant support to the investigation.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.04: 2021:

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(LONDON) Old Bailey Court Report: A man has been convicted of a series of random brutal attacks and stabbings #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.11: The court heard that shortly after 06:00hrs on 21 April 2020, the victim arrived outside her work address in Islington ready to start her shift: As she walked through the parking area, she heard someone running behind her and felt a bang to the head. She was then stabbed repeatedly, in a sudden and brutal attack: The attacker ran off, taking the weapon with him: The victim was taken to a hospital in central London with four stab wounds to her head, neck and left shoulder. Fortunately she survived.

#AceDailyNews reports a man has been convicted of attempted murder and two other stabbings: Evans Innocent 45 (19.02.1976) of no fixed abode, was found guilty of one count of attempted murder, two counts of wounding with intent and seven counts of possession of an offensive weapon on Tuesday, 6 July. This follows a four-week trial at the Old Bailey and he will appear at the same court for sentencing on Friday, 10 September.

Convicted: Innocent Evans

POLICE CASE NOTES: The following day when police returned to the area to continue examining the scene of the attack for reassurance and safety patrols, they saw the defendant on the street who was armed with four weapons. Officers arrested him at the scene on 22 April 2020: One of the weapons in the defendant’s possession was a black-handled knife with a large blade: The knife was examined by a forensic scientist and the victim’s DNA was recovered from the tip end of the blade: In addition to the knife, police seized an iPhone XS with a SIM card, four oyster cards and clothing including a black jacket and a black balaclava: Officers used a range of tactics at their disposal to link him to two other occasions where a member of the public had been randomly stabbed; on 3 April 2020 and 7 April 2020. This was despite his extensive attempts to disguise his identity with masks and gloves: In each case, data from the mobile phone and oyster cards found in Innocent’s possession at the time of his arrest, and CCTV taken from the surrounding areas, showed him to be in the vicinity at the time of the attacks: Innocent denied all allegations in interview and was charged on 24 April 2020.

Detective Constable Russell Harvey said: “This was a series of premeditated, unprovoked attacks without any warning or motive. Innocent deliberately went out on the streets looking to cause harm to people in the community and his actions were nothing short of horrific: Thanks to a dedicated investigation by Central North CID officers, the suspect was quickly identified and linked to further offences by CCTV, Oyster card and phone data. I am overwhelmingly glad that we could bring some closure and justice to the victims who suffered through such awful ordeals. These random attacks left them with serious injuries and it is incredibly fortunate that they all survived: The result today reflects the violence of Innocent’s actions. It is undeniable that a very dangerous man has been taken off the streets. The Met remains committed and dedicated to tackling violent crime and removing dangerous weapons from our communities and putting and violent offenders behind bars.”

#AceNewsDesk report …..Published: July.11: 2021:

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(LONDON) Kingston Crown Court Report: A teenager has been convicted on Tuesday after stabbing a man during an attempted robbery in Kew #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.25: Police were called shortly before 08:00hrs on Sunday, 20 January 2019 to a report of a stabbing in Royal Parade, Kew: The victim, a 57-year-old man, was walking to his car when he was attacked by a man attempting to carry out a robbery. He was taken to hospital where his injuries were confirmed as not life-changing or life threatening:

#AceDailyNews says ……Isaac Musoke, 18 (17.07.02) of Perran Walk, Brentford was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and attempted robbery following a trial which concluded at Kingston Crown Court on Tuesday, 22 June.

Convicted: Isaac Musoke

Convicted: Isaac Musoke

Detectives from South West Command Unit CID launched an investigation to identify the man who carried out the attack: A knife with the victim’s blood on it was recovered from the scene of the stabbing. A DNA match was also found on the handle of the weapon, matched to Isaac Musoke: Officers arrested Musoke on Thursday, 9 July 2020 and he was later charged with GBH and attempted robbery.

Detective Constable Richard Roberts, who led the investigation, said: “This was an opportunistic crime that began as an attempted robbery but resulted in a violent stabbing. Thankfully, those injuries were not life threatening but I’m sure this incident will have had a long lasting impact on the victim: I hope that this conviction demonstrates that the Met will not tolerate any form of violent crime. We are determined to track down violent offenders and we will use all the tools at our disposal to bring them before the courts.”

Detective Inspector Grahame Horwood, from South West CID, added: “Tackling violent crime is a priority for the Met and we know all too well the heart breaking impact that knife crime can have on families and communities in London: It is vitally important that Londoners share any piece of information about knife crime they may have. I understand that picking up the phone to share what you know may feel hard, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is, but your information could prevent serious injury or save someone’s life.”

Hard calls save lives. Are you close to someone on the fringes of knife crime? Do the right thing, please give information, 100 per cent anonymously, through the independent charity Crimestoppers. No piece of information about knife crime is insignificant or too small. Any information you give to Crimestoppers can make a difference in reducing knife crime and the harm it causes to families:

Crimestoppers never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or the device you use. Fill in their quick online form or call 0800 555 111. It could save a life:

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.25: 2021:

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(SCOTLAND) Glasgow Court Report: A former prison officer has been told he must serve a minimum of 20 years for murdering his friend and dumping her naked body in a forest in April 2019: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.23: Ross Willox, 42, killed Emma Faulds, 39, after a party at his house in Monkton, South Ayrshire, in April 2019: The youth worker’s body was found six weeks later after CCTV and mobile phone analysis was used to narrow down the remote search area:

Emma Faulds Murder: ‘Ross Willox jailed for at least 20 years after he was convicted of the murder at the High Court in Glasgow last month’

BBC Police Scotland

On Tuesday, he was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 20 years before he can apply for parole.

Judge Lord Mulholland told him: “Only you will know what happened in your house that night that led to you killing your friend.

“Having murdered her you created an elaborate scheme to cover up your crime.”

He said that Willox placed Emma’s body in a shallow grave and covered it up, and tried to ensure it would decompose more quickly by placing it in a wet area.

Lord Mulholland added: “You hoped it would never be found and her devoted family would have to spend the rest of their lives wondering where she was and if she was alive or dead.”

It is still not known why or how Willox killed Emma, whom he had been friends with since they worked together as prison wardens at HMP Kilmarnock.

Detectives said the pair, who had a platonic relationship, had agreed to meet at his house in Monkton for a party on Sunday 28 April 2019.

At about 20:00, Emma messaged a friend to say she planned to have a few drinks and stay over.

Missing posters were distributed soon after Emma disappeared

Emma was usually in frequent contact with her loved ones, but no-one heard from her the following day.

Her mother, Margaret, said this was “totally out of character”.

The alarm was raised on 30 April after Mrs Faulds learned that Emma had not turned up for work at Kibble School in Paisley.

When police officers broke in to Emma’s flat in Kilmarnock they found that her pet dog, Maverick, was home alone.

As the last person to see her alive, Willox became the immediate focus of the investigation, codenamed Operation Solzen.

PA Media: Police and forensic teams at Willox’s house in Monkton, South Ayrshire

He told officers that Emma had decided to drive back to her flat, which was less than nine miles away, at about 23:00. 

He said Emma had been “positive and upbeat and enjoying herself” and was talking about her forthcoming 40th birthday.

The trial heard he twice called the police for updates on the case and gave different accounts to Emma’s sister, Sarah, about how she left his home in Monkton.

Footage from a dash-cam revealed that Emma’s car was parked outside Willox’s house at 17:39 on April 28.

But at about 07:25 the following day Emma’s neighbour told the jury he saw a man driving the vehicle in Fullerton Street, Kilmarnock.Emma Faulds murder: CCTV shows killer cleaning woman’s car

The driver was also captured on private CCTV wiping down the interior of the car. Willox’s DNA was later found on a seat lever.

The jury heard Willox did not join Emma’s family and friends when they put up posters and distributed leaflets after she was reported missing.

As the search for Emma intensified, experts began to plot Willox’s movements using CCTV and cell site analysis of his mobile phones.

They also discovered he used to build wind farms near the Galloway Forest, in Dumfries and Galloway.

He was caught on camera making two journeys to the remote area in the days following Emma’s disappearance.

CCTV footage was also discovered showing Willox going into various shops in Ayr and buying bleach, rubber gloves and tins of outdoor disinfectant.

Crown OfficeRoss Willox was seen on CCTV buying bleach, rubber gloves and outdoor disinfectant

Police drafted in search experts from the UK National Crime Agency, as well as an officer who had expert knowledge of Galloway Forest Park – which covers about 300 square miles.

By examining the cell site analysis from Willox’s phones and CCTV from the routes he took in the 48 hours after Emma vanished, digital forensic experts were able to narrow down the search area.

On 12 June, six weeks after Emma disappeared, her naked body was found in Glentrool Forest, east of Loch Moan.

A pathologist was unable to confirm how Emma died due to the “degree of decomposition”.

But the jury was told that soil found on boots owned by Willox was a 92% match for mud at the spot where the body was recovered.

‘Selfish, arrogant monster’

Prosecutor Paul Kearney told the jury Willox had made a “determined attempt to create a false narrative to conceal and destroy evidence”.

Donald Findlay QC, who was acting for Willox, said it would not be appropriate to express any contrition on behalf of his client, who denies he was responsible.

Mr Findlay added: “He is not the kind of person I would have expected to have found himself guilty of a crime of murder, murder of somebody that he knew and cared for – they cared for each other, not in any romantic sense, but as friends.

“Something catastrophic went wrong in the early hours of the morning, and one life was lost.”

Det Insp Peter Crombie described the killer as “a selfish, arrogant monster” and said he compounded the agony of Emma’s loved ones by failing to admit his crime.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.23: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) Court Report: Two teenagers have been found guilty of child abduction after stealing a car and driving off with two children inside #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.28: Our officers were immediately dispatched to help after the children’s distraught dad called us at around 5pm to report his car had been stolen in Birmingham with his two young boys, aged two and four, still inside:

Two teenagers convicted of child abduction: ‘The youths, both aged 15 at the time, claimed they did not know the young boys were strapped in the back seats when they pinched the Nissan on 20 February this year’

28th April 2021:

A police chase ensued before the teenagers crashed the car into two other vehicles on the busy A38 Bristol Road, just before the Belgrave Interchange junction.

Both teens – who cannot be named for legal reasons – were arrested by our armed officers and taken into police custody.

They were initially charged with kidnap, however the charge was later replaced with child abduction by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The young brothers were looked after by officers at the roadside as we blue-lighted their mum and dad to the scene in order for the family to be reunited.

The older child didn’t sustain any injuries in the crash, but his two-year-old brother suffered bruising and a cut to his mouth caused by the straps of his car seat.

Both defendants admitted aggravated vehicle taking, incorporating dangerous driving, at a previous hearing, but denied child abduction.

The teen who drove the car insisted he did not realise the young brothers were inside until he was arrested.

However, the boy’s dad told the court that he shouted at the thieves, warning them his two sons were inside the car before they drove off. And at court last week (21 April) the judge said it was common sense that the children would not have remained quiet during the journey.

The older of the two defendants has been released on bail until sentencing on 17 May. The younger boy – who drove the stolen car – has been remanded into youth detention and will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday 19 May.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.28: 2021:

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‘ GERMAN COURT CONVICTS FOUR MEN OF PLANNING AL-QAEDA ATTACKS ‘

#AceNewsServices – GERMANY – Nov.13 – A German court convicted four men on Thursday of being members or supporters of Al-Qaeda and planning a potentially lethal attack on German soil Die Welt reported. 

' Abdeladim El-K '

‘ Abdeladim El-K ‘

They were handed sentences of up to nine years each behind bars, Reuters said.

The group, dubbed the ‘Dusseldorf Cell’, was arrested in 2011 in the western cities of Dusseldorf and Bochum, just days before Osama Bin Laden was killed

During a two-year long trial, prosecutors said the men, acting under direct orders from al Qaeda, planned to detonate a cluster bomb in a crowd of people followed by a second explosion once emergency services had arrived to treat the victims.

Moroccan Abdeladim El-K, in his 30s, was the leader of the cell and is the highest-ranking member of al Qaeda to go before a court in Germany. The court in Duesseldorf sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Abdeladim El-K Indictment '

Abdeladim El-K Indictment ‘

Prosecutors said he travelled to an al Qaeda training camp in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area in 2010 where he was taught how to make explosives and use guns.

The arrest of a militant Islamist cell in Germany on April 29 demonstrated the significance of safe havens for the al Qaeda network 

#ANS2014 

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#HumanRights:”Activists Accuse US State Authorities of Testing Poison’s on People”

#AceWorldNews says Convicted Ohio killer Dennis McGuire became on Thursday the first prisoner put to death using a new lethal drug combo. US officials used intravenous doses of two drugs, the sedative midazolam and the painkiller hydromorphone, to put McGuire to death. Human rights activists accuse state authorities of testing poisons on people. Kara Gotsch, Director of National Programs at the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, discussed the controversial issue in an interview with the Voice of Russia today.

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EPA’s TOP CLIMATE CHANGE EXPERT, John C. Beale, CONVICTED of fraud “of massive proportion”

#AceEnvironmentNews says “Could Not Happen To a Nicer Guy” #EPA

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