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Former FBI Analyst Gets More Than 4 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Porn

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former FBI analyst was sentenced to more than three years in prison Monday for possessing child pornography, The Washington Post reports.

Keith Dietterle, 28, who admitted to sending a pornographic image to an undercover officer, was nabbed in an undercover sting in November.

Dietterle was busted after communicating through a social networking site with an undercover officer who was posing as the father of a young girl, the Post reported.

Dietterle was sentenced to 42 months in prison and 10 years of supervised released, the Post wrote.

 

FBI Warns Parents About Growing Trend to Exploit Girls on Social Media

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

It usually starts out as a friendly message to teen girls on Facebook or Twitter.

But once the perpetrator gains the trust of the girl, he encourages her to send a nude picture, KCTV 5 News reports.

If she doesn’t, he threatens to show their messages to the principal.

Christopher Patrick Gunn, 31, of Montgomery, AL, used the ruse on hundreds of girls between the ages of 9 and 16 and recently was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The FBI advises teens against making contact with anyone they don’t know online and recommend that parents talk to the children about the dangers, KCTB reported.

Crime: The Good and Bad About Social Networking Sites Like Facebook and MySpace

facebook1Bank Robber Discovers It’s Not A Good Idea To Blog Everything You Do

By Brian Schott
ticklethewire.com
A man who robbed a South Carolina bank and then blogged about it on MySpace pleaded guilty Thursday  to the crime in a South Carolina federal court.

On Jan. 20, Joseph Wade Northington, 27, of Roanoke, Va., robbed the Security Federal Bank in North Augusta, S.C., and made off with nearly $4,000, according to the FBI.

After suveillance photos aired on television, a tipster called authorities to say the robber was Northington, the FBI said.

Agents then tracked him down in Virginia.

Of course, the prosecution’s job was made a little easier by the fact Northington had posted on social networking site MySpace, for all to see:“On tha run for robbin a bank Love all of yall.”

He faces a maximum fine of $250,000 and a prison sentence of seven years to life.

Fake Facebook Profile Leads to Child Porn Charges

A Kansas man is charged with creating a fake Facebook account to solicit pictures of underage children, according to a federal indictment announced last week.

Michael Cowley, 38, posed as a 19-year-old woman on the social networking site in order to entice the victims – including a 13-year-old boy – into sending him illicit images, according to a Department of Justice press release. He could face over 30 years in prison and up to $1 million in fines if convicted on all counts.