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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Indictment in Alleged Child Pornography Case:

Indictment in Alleged Child Pornography Case:
October 25th, 2012

By Wendy Osher
A federal grand jury in Honolulu returned an indictment on Wednesday, charging John Ridgely Tucker, 56, with six counts of producing child pornography.
According to the indictment, Tucker allegedly used and enticed two minor children, to produce six images of child pornography in 2008.
According to an affidavit filed on October 11, 2012, in support of the complaint, the following assertions were made by US Attorney for the District of Hawai’i, Florence Nakakuni:
  • The FBI Honolulu Division initiated an investigation after receiving three images of child pornography from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children. The images depicted two minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and appeared to show a telephone book issued by Hawaiian Telephone Company for the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • In an unrelated case in Phoenix, Arizona, FBI agents recovered the same images, as well as an image of the two minors with an adult male.  The picture of the male was forwarded to the FBI Honolulu office, which put out a press release asking the public to identify him.
  • On October 10, 2012, the FBI received information identifying the adult male in the photos.
The grand jury indictment contains six charges, each of which carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in jail, and up to 30 years in prison, and a potential lifetime term of supervised release.
Officials with the US Department of Justice say the charges in the indictment are merely accusations, and Tucker is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Tucker was arrested and ordered detained without bail.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Department of Justice News - Florida Man Indicted:

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Florida Man Indicted for Transportation, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography
WASHINGTON – Anthony Mangione, 50, of Parkland, Fla., was charged in an indictment unsealed today with child pornography offenses, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent-in-Charge John V. Gillies of the FBI’s Miami field office and Sheriff Al Lamberti of the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff’s Office.
According to the indictment, between March 2010 and September 2010, Mangione allegedly transported and received visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.   The indictment also alleges that Mangione possessed electronically stored messages that contained additional images of child pornography during the same time period.
Mangione was arrested yesterday by FBI agents and detectives from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.   He was arraigned today in U.S. District Court in West Palm Beach, Fla., before U.S. Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins.
If convicted, Mangione faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the transportation of child pornography charge, and a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the receipt of child pornography charge.  In addition, the possession of child pornography charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.   Mangione also faces a term of supervised release of five years to life following his prison sentence, and will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works or attends school.            
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit
This case is being investigated by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI.  CEOS Trial Attorney Andrew McCormack is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations.   The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.