Posted April 16th, 2014 at 8:20AM by Michelle Sigona
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, people who have legitimate access to children are some of the same individuals who are producing child pornography. It is a federal crime to have child porn in your possession. The Cyber Tiplinewas created to report these types of crimes against children. You can call the tip center with information on people who manufacture, distribute or have child pornography in their possession or if you receive images in your e-mail. If you know of children who are being recruited for these disgusting acts, please report that to the tip line as well.
It is also a federal crime to send obscene material to any child under the age of 16. Take a look at the helpful information under the Cyber Tipline to understand more about protecting the youth.
Posted April 8th, 2014 at 8:49AM by Michelle Sigona
John Doe 28 (Photos: FBI.GOV)
It’s been nearly a week since the FBI put out their new case of an unidentified John Doe. According to an FBI press release, in November 2012, the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children received a tip about this alleged man and a child engaging in “sexual activities.”
Agent Karen Jurden said, “Subjects who show their faces in child pornography are not typical.” This is why the FBI hopes someone can identify this person.
If you look closely, you can see he is wearing wire framed glasses, there is a blue chair in the background and the shirt he is wearing is distinctive. It appears as if he is a white male, in his 30s to 40s with a receding hairline.
The FBI said the video with this man is two minutes in length and was recovered during another arrest of a San Francisco man.
If you know anything about this case, please contact the FBI right away.
Posted April 1st, 2014 at 12:07PM by Michelle Sigona
Kahlil Tatum (Photo: Prince George's County Police)
He’s been one of the most wanted criminals in America over the last couple of weeks, and now police announced, they have found his body. Kahlil Tatum, 51, was wanted for the alleged murder of his wife, Andrea Tatum, and the abduction of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.
As police, investigators and volunteers searched a massive 700-acre park in Washington, D.C. for the little girl, the discovery of Tatum’s body was made at the Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in N.E. According to a police press release, police believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The search to find Relisha led to the recovery of Andrea’s body on March 20 at an Oxon Hill, Md. motel room.
According to reports, it is believed Tatum was a janitor at a local homeless shelter in D.C. where he befriended Relisha’s mother. Tatum took the child for long periods and would not return her, according to reports.
Relisha has not been found, and the on-going search efforts to find the missing child will continue.
Posted March 25th, 2014 at 8:30AM by Michelle Sigona
The FBI Washington Field Office is not only joining forces with the Metropolitan Police and Prince George’s County Police departments, but they are also announcing a $25,000 reward to help find abducted 8-year-old Relisha Rudd.
Authorities believe Relisha may have been snatched by 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum, and detectives believe he’s dangerous. Investigators in Prince George’s County have an arrest warrant for Tatum for the murder of his wife, 51-year-old Andrea Denise Tatum.
On Thursday, according to an FBI press release, while authorities were tracking leads and looking for Relisha, they found Denise’s body inside a motel room in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road.
Relisha only stands 4 feet tall and she weighs between 70 to 80 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, with a medium complexion. As for Tatum, he’s on the shorter side, only standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.
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