Pedophile Tracking 17 Year Old Arrested in Child Porn Bust Posed as a 6th Grader

Hurst police say they have arrested two people — a 17-year-old who posed as a sixth-grader at an elementary school and a man who posed as his father — after seizing evidence of child pornography from a Fort Worth home earlier this week.

In a news release, Hurst police said they raided the home in the 2100 block of David Drive based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

During the raid Tuesday, police seized a “large amount” of evidence of child pornography and exploitation of children, police said.

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Sgt. Craig Teague said the evidence led police to arrest Ricardo Lugo, 17, and Randy Ray Wesson, 28. The two are not related, but evidence from the home links them together, Teague said.

Wesson was home when police arrived to execute a search warrant. He was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to promote child pornography, sale or display of harmful material and tampering with government record. His bail was set at $3 million.

Lugo was at Hurst Hills Elementary, where he was enrolled as a sixth grader, at the time of the raid.

Child Protective Services removed him from the school because authorities initially thought he was 12 years old.

But they soon learned Lugo had used counterfeit documents to gain enrollment at the school.

In an email, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD spokeswoman Judy Ramos said that the school followed the usual procedures when Lugo enrolled in August.

“There was no indication that the student’s records were forged or that the student was too old to attend elementary school,” she said. “The student’s behavior at school also did not raise any concerns.”

Ramos said Lugo was not arrested at the school.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Department of Public Safety helped Hurst police identify Lugo, who was listed in their records as a missing person from Mexico, Teague said.

Lugo was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. His bail was set at $250,000.

Teague said detectives are trying to figure out why Lugo lied about his age. They are also working with school officials to determine if students from Hurst Hills Elementary were victimized, Teague said.

“This is like running in wildfire right now, as far as the information we have received,” he said. “It all takes time to process and analyze.”

Detectives believe there may be other victims in this case. Police are asking anyone with information about the case — or a possible leads — call 817-788-7146.

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Missing Person Timothy Gray of Hamilton County, TN

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.

The family of Timothy L. Gray reported him missing to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. He was last believed to be in the Harrison area of Hamilton County according to family members and is described as a 35-year-old male, with blue eyes, black hair, 5’ 10″ and weighing approximately 170 pounds.

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The Criminal Investigation Division of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information on the whereabouts of Timothy L. Gray to contact the Sheriff’s dispatcher at 423 622-0022 or the Criminal Investigation Division at 423 209-8940.

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Missing Person First Anniversary of Holly Grim’s Disappearance

Two days before the first anniversary of Holly Grim’s disappearance in Lower Macungie Township, state police said Thursday the missing-person case is “open and active.”

Trooper Robert E. Devers also appealed to the public to phone the state police barracks at Fogelsville with information that might be helpful to the investigation.

 

“The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind the public that her case remains open and active and that the public are encouraged to provide any investigative tips or leads by calling the Fogelsville station,” Devers said in a news release.

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Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for tips that help find her, he added.

Grim, then 41, vanished the morning of Nov. 22, 2013, after she gave her son, Zach, a ride to his school bus stop, a few blocks from their home in the Red Maple Acres Mobile Home Park.

Police and relatives believe she went missing between 6:34 and 7 that morning. Grim failed to report to work that day at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie.

Her keys and eyeglasses were found in her home at Red Maples Mobile Home Park, in the 1100 block of Grange Road, a half mile south of Route 22. Her car was parked out front.

Friends and relatives of Holly Grim plan to release balloons 10 a.m. Saturday at the Trexlertown Grange Home to mark the year since the Lower Macungie woman disappeared.

The balloons will carry information on how to contact state police or Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers with leads in the missing-person case. The Crime Stoppers number is 1-800-4PA-TIPS.

The state police Criminal Investigation Unit at Fogelsville can be reached at 610-395-1438

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Identity Theft Woman Accused of Using 5 Year Old’s Identity to Set Up Energy Service

A Sioux Falls woman accused of using her 5-year-old’s social security number to set up cable and electricity service last year has been indicted for identity theft.

Ann Arnell Anderson, 36, allegedly used the child’s information in September 2013 to set up service with Midcontinent Communications and Xcel Energy, court documents say.

The accounts were both closed as delinquent by December of that year, with an unpaid balance of $1,546 owed to both companies.

The fraud came to the attention of police after the child’s foster father called the companies to ask about the debt they had attributed to Anderson’s 5-year-old daughter.

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Anderson reportedly told officers that she had used her daughter’s identity to set up electricity service, but that she had used her husband’s name to set up Midcontinent service.

When asked about the charges on Thursday, Anderson said “they need to prove that” before hanging up the phone.

A grand jury indicted Anderson on two counts of identity theft Wednesday after hearing testimony from the foster father and a detective with the Sioux Falls Police Department. Each count carries up to two years in prison.

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Missing Person Imani Howell of San Francisco

A San Francisco father is pleading for help in finding his missing 12-year-old daughter.

Imani Howell has been missing for nine days as of Wednesday. The girl’s father says he went to the Bayview Police Station as soon as she went missing on November 10th.

Willie Howell told KTVU he worries someone his daughter is familiar with, lured her away.

On Wednesday night, Howell and friends joined in a prayer for Imani as they posted missing person flyers along Third Street.

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“Scared, very scared,” said Howell as he searches for his 12-year-old daughter. “She’s a smart brilliant kid. This is why I know somebody has her and put her in the streets like this.”

The single father says he last saw his daughter on a Monday morning before school.

Howell said he and his daughter had a morning ritual, she’d tell him she’s leaving and he’d look out the window to make sure she got on Muni safe.

But Imani never went to school that day.

When she didn’t return home her usual time, her father knew something was wrong and went to the police for help.

Investigators say they’re treating the case as a missing juvenile at risk case with the possibility of human trafficking.

“We are exploring all possible circumstances regarding her so if anyone has any information regarding such matters, please call us right away,” said Officer Grace Gatpandan with San Francisco Police.

Now the family is concerned that Imani has fallen in the hands of a predatory adult.

“Where are you? Where are you? Who has you? And if you’re a man, what are you doing with a kid?” questions Barbara Glaspie, the 12-year-old’s godmother.

Imani’s father says it may be somebody Imani knows or met online.

“I raised my daughter from day one. I know she’s not going with anybody she’s not comfortable with, I know it has to be somebody she knows,” said Howell.

Howell had taken the 7th grader’s phone away last month as punishment when a teacher complained that she was acting up in school.

Police now have her phone.

“Whoever has my daughter, let her go. I love you. We all love you. You have family here.

Please come home,” said Howell.

Police say Imani has been spotted wearing her hair down and that she has been seen in San Francisco’s Mission District and along Oakland’s International Boulevard.

Police say a team of investigators from different jurisdictions are working on this case and hope that leads will help them bring Imani Howell home safely.

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Private Detective: Woman Accused of Trying to Sneak Contraband Into Jail

A woman has been charged after admitting she helped two men try and sneak prohibited items into jail.

According to the Floyd County Times, police responded to a loud noise behind the Floyd County jail and saw two men running away.

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They were able to catch up with 28-year-old Lacey Gillespie, who then pointed them to a vehicle full of tobacco, razors, needles and coffee.

Gillespie is charged with promoting contraband.

The men were not caught.

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Wrongful Death Bond Denied for Man Accused of Killing 3 Month Old

A Taylor County man accused of killing a three-month-old baby was denied bond.

According to the Central Kentucky News Journal, a judge told Dale Brucker no.

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Brucker and his wife, Brianna, are charged with murdering Brianna’s son, Charles Hayden Junior. Police say the couple caused blunt force trauma to the child, which led to his death on July 22, 2013.

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Fraud Investigation Donation Overpayment Scheme

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received numerous complaints from businesses, charitable organizations, schools, universities, health related organizations, and non-profit organizations, reporting an online donation scheme. The complaints reported subjects who had donated thousands of dollars, via stolen credit cards. Once donations were made, the subjects immediately requested the majority of the donation back, but credited to a different card. They claimed to have mistakenly donated too much by adding an extra digit to the dollar amount (i.e., $5000 was ‘accidentally’ entered instead of $500). However, very few complainants actually returned the money to the second credit card. Many, through their own investigations, discovered the original card was stolen, or the credit card company notified them of such. Also, some of the organizations’ policies did not allow funds to be returned to a different credit card.

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Identity Theft 5 Indicted in Identity Theft Ring in Jefferson County, CO

A grand jury has indicted five people in connection with an alleged methamphetamine-fueled identity theft ring that operated in Jefferson County and the Denver area and circled around check and document fraud.

The 38-count indictment was announced Wednesday by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say the ring stole personal and financial information to create fraudulent checks and documents that later allowed them to create drivers licenses and other identification documents.

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“Members of the enterprise are alleged to have transacted the fraudulent checks to obtain cash, merchandise property and services,” the office said in a news release. “The proceeds were used for the group’s living expenses and methamphetamine use.”

The group broke into mailboxes in housing units or neighborhoods to get the personal data, the office says.Charges in the case include violations of the Colorado Organized Control Act.

Those arrested include the alleged leader Matthew Hickcox, 36, Robert Hickcox, 46, Michael Hope, 29, Justin Kormos, 26 and Shannon Kramer, 34.

Officials say the group stole about $9,000 and that there were 50 victims, including individuals and businesses.

The U.S. Postal Service investigated the group before presenting evidence to the district attorney’s office. Two of the defendants, Robert Hickox and Hope, remain at-large.

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Missing Person Search Continues For Kayelyn Louder of Salt Lake City

Kayelyn Louder’s family is racing against time to find her. Not only are missing person’s cases harder to solve the more time goes on — and it’s been almost eight weeks — but a weekend storm is fast approaching and temperatures keep falling.

But the Murray woman’s family — hopeful, diligent and worried — received a big helping hand in their search Wednesday night. About 100 Adult Probation and Parole agents hit the streets to ask their parolees and the people on probation if any of them have seen Louder, and pass out her missing person flier.

Her family, huddled together in the Salt Lake City office to brief the agents, were grateful for their help.

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“I want you guys to know something,” said Roland Cook, executive director of the Utah Department of Corrections, standing before the packed room of agents ready to start looking. “When I was back in the room there with the Louder family, I told them that there was no one better to have looking for their daughter, their sister, than this group right here. And I referred to you a little bit as junkyard dogs, in a sense, but I completely believe it. And I know if there’s anyone who can find anything, it’s going to be you guys.”

Later, on a cold porch in West Jordan, Agent Jason Fairbanks handed a man Louder’s flier, asking if he’d seen her. He hadn’t. At the next house, Fairbanks’ partner Agent Brian Peterson asked another man about the missing woman.

“We’re just trying to help the family,” Peterson said. The second man hadn’t seen her either. But that’s two more people who know her face now.

“Maybe make some more, show people,” Peterson said.

The family has been worried since day one. About 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 27, Louder left her condo barefoot and walked into the rain, leaving her beloved dog, her phone, her keys and car behind.

“It makes me sick to think of her being out there somewhere, over winter, and not knowing where she is and not knowing that we put forth every effort possible,” her cousin Amy Fugal said.

Louder’s family reached out to AP&P for the help, said the program’s director Jeri Miller-Fox. The agents in Salt Lake and Summit counties get together several times a year for a field night — usually, to apprehend fugitives and check on people — and figured with that gathering coming up, they could help with the search at the same time. They helped with the search for Hser Ner Moo, a 7-year-old girl who went missing in 2008, and the Elizabeth Smart case, Miller-Fox said.

“Many of the people we interact with on a regular basis frequent drug houses or homeless shelters,” Miller-Fox said. “So there is a chance that if Kayelyn is out there, wandering the streets, or perhaps caught up in something, that our federal population might know something. So we’re going to ask them what they know and we get a lot of help from that community in trying to solve some of these cases.”

The family has hired two private investigators as well, and they receive tips every day. But none of the reported sightings have panned out, Fugal said.

About an hour after Louder left the condo, though, a witness said she saw a woman trying gates and hiding behind vehicles, as though hiding from someone, Fugal said. There is no surveillance footage of that particular area to verify if the woman was Louder, however.

Investigators have feared Louder is suffering from a mental illness that could leave her unable to seek help if she needs it. Louder had begun calling 911 to report emergencies that apparently didn’t occur, though Murray police spokesman Kenny Bass has said that investigators are unaware of any history of mental illness.

Her family said that this disappearance is out of character for Louder.

“I still have hope that we do find her alive. I know that everyone in my family does as well,” Fugal said. “But at this time, we’re also trying to almost prepare for the worst. Either way, we need to find her. We need closure. We need to be able to move on from this and without finding her, there’s no way for us to do that.”

Louder’s family is planning for a big search on Saturday morning. That search will begin at the Birkhill Condos, at 4276 S. Main St. in Murray. They want as much help as they can before the snow sets in. The National Weather Service expects a storm to bring accumulating snow to the valley floors by Saturday night and into Sunday. The temperatures will drop into the 20s at night, too.

For more information on the upcoming search, visit the “Find Kayelyn Louder” Facebook page.

Anyone with information about Louder or her whereabouts is asked to call the Murray police at 801-840-4000. Her supporters are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to her location or return.

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