One year ago, Homeland Security traced the transmission of child pornography across state lines to a home in Harris County, Texas. Last month, the home was active again in sending illegal child pornography via the internet and Homeland Security was still watching.
A plea of guilty to transportation of child pornography along with a criminal history that included two convictions on state sex crimes netted a 432 month prison sentence on federal child sex crimes for a 41-year-old Cantler man. Lawrence Hutson will also face lifetime registration as a sex offender once released as well as supervised release.
The federal prison in Butner, North Carolina is made up of four facilities that house and treat individuals convicted of federal crimes: a Federal Medical Center (FMC), two medium security institutions and a low security institution. Also at Butner is a home for those convicted of federal sex crimes that the government doesn't want to release into the public, even after they've served their court-ordered sentence.
Five years after the Adam Walsh Act was signed by President Bush, new figures show that the majority of states fail to fulfill the requirements of the federal act. The Adam Walsh Act's main component, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is sex offender registration.
A man and a woman from Georgia were charged in May with sex trafficking and other sex crimes related to their involvement in a prostitution ring. The pair allegedly enslaved women in sex acts for money in Atlanta, other areas of Georgia and in North Carolina.