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Valley Undercover Sting Nets 34 Alleged Child Predators

The number of child predators in the Central Valley is staggering. That's the takeaway from Friday's announcement that 34 men have been arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail on charges related to arranging to meet with a child for sex. Those arrest...
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Fresno Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

A 28-year-old Fresno man pleaded guilty to production of child pornography Friday morning in federal court, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jacob Blanco pleaded guilty to five counts of child po...
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Should Therapists Be Mandatory Child Porn Reporters?

SACRAMENTO — The California Supreme Court revived a long-running debate Thursday when it reinstated a lawsuit over whether psychotherapists must tell authorities when patients report they are attracted to child...
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Clovis Man Gets 20 Years for Child Pornography

Judge Dale A. Drozd sentenced a Clovis man to 20 years in federal prison for production of child pornography following a plea deal. Listen to this article: https://d28jd3p91iwyr0.cloudfront.net/public/p...

Ex Fresno Sunday School Teacher Gets 10 Years for Child Porn

You'd think that at some point the men (and sometimes women) involved in child pornography would realize the FBI will catch them. The latest Valley resident to believe he could get away with exploiting children is headed to federal prison for 10 years. ...
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A Locker, a Chirp: How Tiny Clues Help Solve Child Sex Cases

FAIRFAX, Va. — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them id...