INDIANAPOLIS (CBS/AP) U.S. authorities say they have broken up an international child porn ring that revolved around a "social networking site" that at one point had more than 1,000 members trading explicit images online.
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday, May 26 that more than 50 people had been arrested and at least 35 have been convicted of porn distribution charges since the start of the investigation in 2008.Continue »
Washington DC (CBS) Five years ago, in May 2005, Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway disappeared during a senior class trip to Aruba. Next week the Natalee Holloway Resource Center (NHRC) will open in Wash., D.C., in a joint effort between Holloway's mother and the National Museum of Crime & Punishment.Continue »
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP/CBS) Aggravated murder charges were filed Friday against Ethan Stacy's mother and stepfather, who police say brutally beat the 4-year-old until he died, disfigured him and then buried him in the mountains.
The Davis County attorney's office said Stephanie Sloop, 27, and her husband, 31-year-old Nathanael, are also charged with child abuse, obstruction of justice and abuse or desecration of a body, all felonies. These charges make the Sloops eligible for the death penalty.Continue »
Tifton, Ga. (CBS/WCTV) Georgia officials announced Thursday that three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Sunday Blombergh.
According to CBS affiliate WCTV, Blombergh's mother-in-law, 45-year-old Ruby Evans and her stepfather-in-law, 44-year-old Roy Herman Evans are charged with her murder.Continue »
MOBILE, Ala. (CBS/AP) Stephen Nodine, who is charged with the murder of his alleged mistress Angel Downs, opted to resign from his position as Mobile County commissioner rather than face an impeachment hearing.
County spokeswoman Nancy Johnson told the Press-Register that Nodine sent a letter of resignation Thursday. He had served on the commission since 2004.Continue »
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (CBS/WANE) Two boys accused of murdering the stepfather of one of the boys appeared in adult court Thursday, where prosecutors asked the judge to combine the boys' cases into one trial. But defense attorneys said that would violate the boys' constitutional rights, according to CBS affiliate WANE.
RENO, Nev. (CBS/AP) It took a Nevada jury just six hours to convict James Biela of the rape and murder of Brianna Denison - a little over two years after the 19-year-old's battered body was found naked in a field near Reno, Nev.
"If you choose to download images of child pornography, we will track you," Anderson said. "We will find you. We will expose you. And we will sue you."Continue »