Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • First Conviction Under New California Cyber Impersonation Law

    || 31-Oct-2011

    In January of this year, California passed a new state law making it illegal to Impersonate through Internet Web Site or by other Electronic Means. Los Angeles has recently seen its first conviction under this new law. Jesus Felix, 22, was arrested after his former 16-year-old girlfriend's mother found several online profiles containing her daughter's information and sexually explicit ...
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  • Los Angeles Child Predator Must Register as Sex Offender After Violating Parole

    || 30-Oct-2011

    Eric Valentin of Los Angeles was convicted in 2009 of one felony count of sending harmful material to a minor and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison. He was released on parole in in August of this year and tried to reconnect with his victim through Facebook. Valentin was charged with, and plead guilty to one count of child molestation and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, along with four ...
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  • Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

    || 29-Oct-2011

    Gary Cochran, a registered sex offender from Huntington Beach, California, recently plead guilty to making Child Pornography after he was arrested for filming an 8-year-old girl engaged in sex acts. In 2008, a search of Cochran's home produced videos of the girl, as well as hundreds of other videos and images depicting child pornography. Under Federal law, Production of Child Pornography ...
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  • Los Angeles Man Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Methamphetamine to Japan

    || 28-Oct-2011

    TSA agents discovered five pounds of Methamphetamine hidden inside potato chip bags in a passenger's suitcase. The passenger, a 21-year-old Los Angeles resident, is now facing a federal felony charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance. After a search of his luggage revealed the Methamphetamine, several Homeland Security Agents detained the man as he was about to ...
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  • Bling Ring Leader Pleads No Contest to Burglary

    || 28-Oct-2011

    The Bling Ring first gained notoriety in 2009 when members of the theft gang were accused of robbing the homes of several celebrities including Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan. Rachel Lee, the alleged leader of the Bling Ring, recently pled no contest to residential burglary charges and faces several years in prison. Originally, Lee was facing three charges of felony burglary and two counts of ...
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