District Judge Bruce L. Pickett gave Moore a suspended sentence of two years fixed and eight-year indeterminate prison time. Moore will also be required to give 100 hours of community service and register as a sex offender.
ZELONY-MINDELL, 35, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is charged with one count of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison; one count of distribution of child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
According to the plea deal, Griffin met a woman on a website during the summer of 2020 and persuaded the woman to bring her 9-year-old daughter to his Ludlow, Vermont, ski home for illegal sexual activity.
He faces a possible sentence of at least 10 years and up to life in prison when he is sentenced on March 20, 2023. He must pay full restitution to the victims, an amount which will be determined by the court. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and other fees and has agreed to forfeit a Tesla vehicle, and electronic items and to donate half of the proceeds from the sale of his Vermont home and the upcoming sale of a Mercedes vehicle into the court registry.
He also faces a term of five years to life on supervised release, with conditions, including that he participate in a sex offender evaluation and treatment and register as a sex offender. He also cannot have contact with people under the age of 18, except in the presence of a responsible adult who has been approved by a probation officer, and is prohibited from being in areas where children congregate, such as schools, playgrounds and theme parks, unless approved by the probation office beforehand.
Mark Andrew Nichols, 64, allegedly traveled from Austin, Texas, to Orlando, Fla., in an effort to meet up with a female child, whom he suspected was 9 years old. He allegedly brought candy and lubricant with him ahead of the planned meeting.
Nicholas is facing charges of attempted sexual battery of a child under 12-years-old, attempted lewd or lascivious, solicitation of a minor via computer, obscene communication, travel to meet a minor and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
Maria Candelaria Losoya, 55, from Brownsville, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Janice Ellington and admitted she was responsible for the continued sexual assault of a 9-year-old victim which began in Brownsville in 2012. Later, she traveled with the victim so that the assault could continue. She further admitted that she did so in exchange for money.
As time passes, a greater and greater number of people have been exposed to the often uncomfortable historical details of Christopher Columbus's voyages to the Americas at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. The murder, enslavement and mistreatment of the native peoples of the Caribbean islands which Columbus and his crews conquered, can provoke shock and even disbelief, more than 500 years on.
The quote underlines Columbus's view of indigenous Americans as commodities. He compares the market value of a female sex slave with that of a piece of farmland, and notes that "of late" ("agora") slave dealers were particularly interested in purchasing nine- or ten-year-old girls.
However, in the broader context of his letter to Doña Juana de la Torre, Columbus appears to have been neutrally describing the fact that girls as young as nine years old were sold as slaves. In the particular passage quoted in the meme, he was neither endorsing nor criticizing the practice, nor admitting that he personally took part in it.
Now, from his base on Haiti, Columbus sent expedition after expedition into the interior. They found no gold fields, but had to fill up the ships returning to Spain with some kind of dividend. In the year 1495, they went on a great slave raid, rounded up fifteen hundred Arawak men, women and children, put them in pens guarded by Spaniards and dogs, then picked the five hundred best specimens to load on to ships. Of those five hundred, two hundred died en route.
Evidence also exists which indicates that, as well as overseeing the mass capture, mistreatment and export of slaves, Columbus appears to have been indifferent to brutal acts of sexual assault on young girls, in keeping with the meme's claim that "Columbus provided native sex slaves to his men."
In an October 1495 letter, crew member Michele de Cuneo recounted that Columbus "gave" him a young girl, whom Cuneo proceeded to brutally rape. The following account contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers might find disturbing:
"When I was in the boat, I took a beautiful Cannibal girl and the admiral [Columbus] gave her to me. Having her in my room and she being naked as is their custom, I began to want to amuse myself with her. Since I wanted to have my way with her and she was not willing, she worked me over so badly with her nails that I wished I had never begun. To get to the end of the story, seeing how things were going, I got a rope and tied her up so tightly that she made unheard of cries which you wouldn't have believed. At the end, we got along so well that, let me tell you, it seemed she had studied at a school for whores."
However, the specific quotation featured in the meme, although accurate and authentic, came from a longer passage written by Columbus. In context, Columbus was neutrally describing the practice of buying and selling nine-year-old girls, and in that particular letter, he neither endorsed it nor condemned it, nor admitted to personally taking part in it.
Deputy District Attorney Jalyn Wang said Fleer sought out young girls, offered them money in order to coax them into meeting with him, and encouraged the girls to arrange for their young friends to meet him.
During a sexual assault nurse examination, the girl told the nurse Hoisington had penetrated her with his fingers and showed her pornography, the report stated. Moreover, during a later forensic interview, the child said Hoisington had performed oral sex on her, digitally penetrated her multiple times and otherwise molested her.
Texas Department of Public Safety records show Hoisington was convicted of sexual assault of a 16-year-old child in Harris County in 2001 and sentenced to eight years in prison. He was arrested in May 2010 in Waller County on an aggravated robbery charge and in November 2011 in Houston on an unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge. He was sentenced to 10 years and two years in prison on those counts and they were run concurrently.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on a sex abuse charge Thursday, accused of inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said in East Hampton Town Justice Court.
Wilson Rolando-Morales, a native Ecuadorian who had been living in East Hampton for three years, surrendered on Thursday morning, his attorney, John O'Brien of Noyac, said. Mr. O'Brien entered a plea of not guilty on his client's behalf.
Mason announced there will be four, three-hour sex education classes held at WinkWink next month as part of an event billed the "Uncringe Academy." The classes, which Mason will teach, are broken down by age, with 9- to 12-year-olds in one class and 13- to 17-year-olds in another class. 2b1af7f3a8