A former Las Vegas illusion show headliner from Germany appeared to faint Thursday while being sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined more than $500,000 in a federal child pornography case.
Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 40, stiffened and fell backward over his chair after Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro rejected his apology and his attempt to say he derived no gratification from thousands of pornographic videos and images the FBI found in password-protected files on nine computers at a home dubbed the "fun house."
The judge branded Fuechtener a shameless liar ...
Lawyers representing six current and former Garden City Community College employees who have taken issue with the management of the college filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that GCCC and its former president, Herbert Swender, had violated the plaintiffs constitutional rights.
Attorneys Jean ...
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization has been sued by a man who says the group did not do enough to stop a former mentor from sexually abusing him when he was a boy over a period lasting nearly five years.
The mentor, Antonio Cardenas, pleaded guilty to child sex abuse involving the same alleged victim in 2012 and is now serving a 35-year federal prison sentence.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court.
The group's president and CEO, Nancy Winemiller Basinger, said in a statement Wednesday that the organization was ...
A new lawsuit accuses the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah organization of not doing enough to stop a mentor from sexually abusing a young boy over nearly a five-year period.
The organization was served with a state civil lawsuit Tuesday that accuses it of being negligent in allowing the alleged abuser, Antonio Cardenas, to be a mentor.
The lawsuit says the alleged victim was 7-years-old when the abuse started in 2004. He is now 20-years-old. He is not named in the lawsuit.
Eight plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against former Allegheny College Professor of English Kirk Nesset on Dec. 19, 2016. Although Nesset did not produce child pornography, the plaintiffs in the case are some of those who were in the files that Nesset was found guilty of sharing, receiving and possessing. Nesset was reported in an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint to have had 500,000 video and image files of child pornography on a shared drive.
All of the plaintiffs and survivors involved in the case are filed under pseudonyms, and are jointly represented by ...
Eight women who appeared as children in illegal pornography have sued a former Pennsylvania college professor, saying they are owed damages because he owned and traded images of them being sexually abused.
The women, who are given pseudonyms in the lawsuit, accuse Kirk Nesset, a former English and creative writing professor at Allegheny College in Meadville, of harming them by possessing and trading their pornographic images.
“Victims of child pornography are constantly aware that their child sex abuse images will never disappear,” lawyers Carol Hepburn of Seattle ...
PITTSBURGH — Three adults, acting on behalf of eight girls allegedly victimized in the production of child pornography, are suing federal prison inmate Kirk Nesset, a former professor at Allegheny College, alleging that he possessed pornography with the victims' images.
Jane Doe, Jane Roe and John Doe filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Nesset, alleging harm by Nesset's actions that led to a 76-month prison sentence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the girls suffered damages ...
Last week, three women filed a federal lawsuit against Anderson, 53, alleging their pictures were among the more than 300 images of child pornography that federal investigators determined Anderson had in his possession. Anderson, a former Colonial Bank employee, was arrested April 24, 2006.
Identified by the pseudonyms “Amy,” “Vicky” and “Alice,” the women are seeking compensation. Amy and Vicky each are asking for $150,000 and other losses a judge deems appropriate. An amount for Alice’s compensation isn’t specified in the lawsuit.
The suit, filed in ...
Through tears, the mother blasted the lenient sentence. “I am angry, I gave it to God, but it does still hurt inside,” she said. “I can’t believe the things that he did to my daughter. Justice was not served. I want him to go to jail.”
She said that her daughter, who was 11 years old at the time, “shut down” as a result of the sexual abuse that occurred multiple times.
The victim’s mother also blames the school, claiming they tried to cover up the incident. “There is no way they didn’t know,” she said.
The parents of at least one of the ...
Former state Rep. Keith Farnham has been sued while he languishes in prison by two minors who claim they appear in child pornography found on the Elgin Democrat’s computer.
The minors sued Farnham this week under the pseudonyms “Erin” and “Fiona,” claiming they were “repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted in order to produce child pornography.” They said Farnham used an Illinois House of Representatives computer to download, store and trade some of those images.
“Unlike victims of a time-limited trauma, victims of child pornography are continuously ...