K-9 Finds Drugs, Child In NC Vehicle

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Megon Anne Wilson, 23

Burlington woman charged with
heroin trafficking, Child Abuse

Burlington, NC  –  A woman allegedly found with heroin in her vehicle and home has been charged with drug trafficking and child abuse.

Megon Anne Wilson, 23, of 911 North Park Ave., Burlington, was arrested Wednesday by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and charged with felony trafficking heroin, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse.

She was also served with multiple outstanding orders for arrest, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest took place Wednesday evening, when deputies from the sheriff’s office’s Special Operations Unit stopped Wilson’s vehicle on North Main Street in Graham.  Randy Jones, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said Wilson’s car was stopped for a traffic violation while officers were conducting “saturation patrol” in an area where there has been “gang-related activity.”

A child was with her at the time.

A K-9 brought out to the vehicle indicated drugs were inside, Jones said, and deputies found a plastic bag of heroin.

Deputies then obtained a search warrant to search Wilson’s residence, he said, and seized 12.8 grams of heroin, “paraphernalia” and $202.

Wilson faces the child abuse charge because the child was with her while she allegedly had drugs in her possession.

Wilson was held in the Alamance County jail under a $120,350 bond.

Two KS School Admin Ignored Child Sex Abuse

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Principal and the former Superintendent are accused of not reporting other potential sex crimes by former teacher Keaten Krell.

Two Kansas school administrators charged
with failing to report suspected Child Abuse

LA CYGNE, KS  –  Two Kansas school administrators have been accused of failing to report suspected child abuse.

Tuesday’s charges involve allegations about a former teacher at Prairie View High School in La Cygne, Kansas.  That teacher is accused of having sex with a student.  And authorities said there are indications that administrators did not report earlier suspicions.

Tim Weis is the Principal at Prairie View.  Chris Kleidotsy was the Superintendent of Schools in Linn County last year – now he’s the Superintendent in Tonganoxie.

The charges revolve around behavior at the high school by former teacher Keaten Krell.

Krell taught Sophomore English at the school for five years.  He was arrested last May and charged with engaging in sexual behavior with at least one of his students.

Now that principal and the former superintendent are accused of not reporting other potential sex crimes by the teacher before the incidents for which he’s now charged.

The law says school administrators are mandatory reporters.

In this town of 2,000 – the allegations are another bombshell compounding what already happened when Krell was charged.

“All the ones involved should be arrested,” said parent Christy Mohr. “We entrust them with our kids, and kids have been telling, and ain’t nothing been done.”

Bot administrators were taken into custody.  They are not allowed to be near anyone under the age of 18, or near any accredited Kansas school while these charges are pending. 

TX Attorney General CEU Stops Houston Child Predator

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Daniel James Dickson, 44

Harris County Man Arrested for Possession
of Child Pornography

February 14, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that officers with his Criminal Investigations Division arrested Daniel James Dickson, 44, of Houston, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.  He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Following a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Attorney General Paxton’s Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) conducted an investigation and executed a subsequent search warrant of Dickson’s home.

Dickson was interviewed by investigators and admitted to storing child pornography on his smartphone.  A forensic examination of Dickson’s phone revealed images and video containing child pornography.

Dickson was booked into the Washington County Jail without incident with a pre-set bond of $20,000 on each charge.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.  The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

TX Attorney General CEU Stops Child Predator

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Kenneth Ray Ward, 54

AG Paxton: Pflugerville Man Arrested for
Possession of Child Pornography

February 8, 2017
AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested a Pflugerville man on two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Kenneth Ray Ward, 54, is charged with a third-degree felony and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The CEU began its investigation after receiving a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, indicating that Ward uploaded child pornography to a cloud storage account.

A search of his home turned up images of child pornography on Ward’s tablet computer.  Investigators also confiscated a desktop computer and smartphone, which will be examined by the attorney general’s Digital Forensics Unit.

The Texas Attorney General’s Office works to protect children by using the latest technology to track down some of the most profoundly evil predators online.  The CEU proactively seeks out and arrests predators who commit crimes against children using technology and online sources.

Attorney General Paxton urges all parents and teachers to become aware of the risks our children face on the internet and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

For more information on cyber safety, please visit: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/cyber-safety

PA Man Arrested For Child Sex Abuse

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at the Centre County Courthouse for a hearing about his appeal on his child sex-abuse conviction.

Jerry Sandusky’s son Jeffrey charged with
Child Sexual Abuse

BELLEFONTE, PA  –  Jerry Sandusky’s adult son is in a Pennsylvania jail, awaiting a hearing next week on charges he pressured one teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, faces 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.  His lawyer isn’t commenting on the allegations.

A child abuse expert says the allegations raise the possibility that he may not have been raised in a healthy sexual environment, whether or not he was himself victimized.

University of Pennsylvania professor Richard Gelles said adult men who seek sexual contact with adolescent girls are seeking power over them and can’t have a mature relationship with another adult.

“The sexual development in that household must depart significantly from normal.  Mom is denying (her husband’s serial abuse) or didn’t know.  Jerry was accused of having some sexual contact with one of his adopted children.  It’s hard to imagine that this young man (Jeffrey) is going to develop normally,” said Gelles, chair of child welfare and family violence at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

Jeffrey Sandusky is one of six people adopted by Jerry Sandusky. He’s been a stalwart supporter of his father, regularly attending his court proceedings alongside his mother, Dottie Sandusky, who also has consistently supported her husband and fought to clear his name.

Jeffrey Sandusky has not made any public allegations of abuse by Jerry Sandusky, but one of his siblings, Matt Sandusky, alleged at the time of their adoptive father’s 2012 criminal trial that he had been abused by him.  Matt Sandusky was not called as a witness, and Jerry Sandusky has never been charged with those allegations.

Abbie Newman, chief executive of the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County, a private agency that helps coordinate child abuse investigations, said it’s not unusual for patterns of abusive behavior to exist among different generations of the same family.

“We certainly see cases at Mission Kids of allegations of intergenerational child abuse,” she said.

Sandusky also was charged with six counts of unlawful contact with a minor and two counts each of solicitation to photograph or depict sexual acts, sexual abuse of children and corruption of minors.

Sandusky knew the girls through their mother.

A state trooper said in the arrest affidavit that on Nov. 21, the alleged victims’ father turned over to investigators text messages from Sandusky in which he asked one of the girls for nude photographs.

The affidavit said Sandusky told the teen in texts in March that “it’s not weird because he studied medicine” and instructed her “to not show these texts to anyone.”

The girl’s mother told investigators that when she confronted Sandusky, he told her “he knows it was wrong and inappropriate,” police said.

The girl told police the texts made her uncomfortable and that “he kept pressuring me and asked me multiple times not to show the texts to anyone,” police said.

Gelles gave the teen accuser credit for reporting the alleged contact.

“This girl was mature beyond her years, and smart beyond her years, and certainly not vulnerable to the kind of grooming that predators tend to use,” he said.

Prosecutors allege Jeffrey Sandusky sought oral sex from a second girl in 2013.  She was 15 years old at the time.

That teen told investigators that Jeffrey Sandusky told her in March: “I can’t even say anything except I’m sorry.”

Jerry Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence for sexual abuse of 10 boys, maintains he was wrongly convicted and is appealing.

The state Corrections Department said that because of the charges, Jeffrey Sandusky was suspended without pay Monday from employment as a corrections officer at Rockview State Prison, near State College.  He was hired in August 2015.