A former assistant principal with the Randolph County Schools, an elementary teacher in Hildebran and an Onslow County band teacher have all be arrested recently on unrelated sex offense charges involving minors.
James D. Kent, a college professor, faced several counts related to the possession of child pornography when IT professionals at his university found explicit images of children in the browser cache on his laptop. But, the New York Court of Appeals let him off the hook, finding that he did not actually possess the images in violation of the law because he did not download or save the files to his computer.
Focusing on known sites that are used for storage and distribution of child pornography, law enforcement agencies recently cracked down on those who had established peer-to-peer connections with the sites in two massive sex offense sting operations. Police involved in the sting noted that peer-to-peer file sharing sites are the most frequently used methods of accessing and distributing child pornography.
A Zirconia, North Carolina, man was recently sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervision after online enticement of a minor. The man admitted to the sex crime of sending nude photos to a girl he believed was only 12-years-old. The girl was actually a law enforcement officer.