Child Pornography in Boston Leads to Arrest of Sex Offender in Amsterdam

Posted on December 17th, 2010 No Comments

The discovery of a huge collection of child pornography in Massachusetts last month led investigators to a sex offender in Amsterdam.

Accoridng to authorities in the Netherlands, 27 year-old Roberts Mikelsons was arrested after confessing to sexually abusing dozens of children while working at nurseries. Investigators were led to Mikelsons after Massachusetts State Police arrested a 46 year-old man from Milford on child pornography charges.

After receiving a tip from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations, investigators found some 10,000 images and videos of young children engaged in sexual acts on the man’s computer hard drive. Investigators determined that the photos and videos were not made in the United States. Authorities shared an edited image on Interpol’s secure system which led investigators to Mikelsons.

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Hendersonville Sex Offender Gets 24 Years for Child Pornography

Posted on August 13th, 2010 No Comments

A registered sex offender from Hendersonville, who was convicted in November on two counts of child pornography, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 years in prison.

According to court documents, 61 year-old Albert Charles Burgess will serve 24 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release. The court also ordered Burgess to pay restitution of more than $300,000 to one of the victims of his crime.

Burgess was convicted on one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors and one count of receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors, according to a press release from United States Attorney Anne M. Tompkins.

Burgess was arrested in a local investigation stemming from a federal law enforcement operation known as “Project Flicker.”

If you or anyone you know has been charged with a sex crime, contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Attorney of James Powderly at 508-343-0676.

Former police officer sentenced in child pornography case

Posted on May 4th, 2010 No Comments

A 59-year-old Mesquite man who served as a police officer in Highland Park, TX, from 1973 to 1978 and as a Plano, TX, police officer from 1979-2004 was convicted this Monday of possession of child pornography. The man was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.

An undercover Plano police officer uncovered evidence of the man’s child pornography while working on an FBI task force in 2007. The FBI was given a warrant to search the man’s home in 2008 and found pornography on his computer. The man was charged with possession of child pornography.

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in December, 2009, to one count of receipt of child pornography.

In February, the man was given permission from a judge to visit his daughter and grandchildren on supervised trips.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay in Dallas has released the man and ordered him to report to prison by July 6. The man will be registered as a sex offender and be on supervised release for the rest of his life after his release.

Man faces 75 child sex abuse and pornography charges

Posted on March 17th, 2010 No Comments

A 46-year-old Molalla, OR man has been charged with 75 counts related to pornography and child sex abuse.

He was arraigned on Tuesday morning and is awaiting trial in the Multnomah County Jail, with a bail set at more than $8 million. He was arraigned on 22 counts each of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree, and of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, as well as a handful of other abuse and child pornography charges. The investigation into his case is ongoing.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly can fight to fairly represent you in court. Contact him today at 508-343-0676.

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