Search Warrants Reveal Child Porn Videos and Images

Possession or distribution of child pornography is completely illegal and any one suspected will be charged criminally.

According to detectives, child pornography was viewed, downloaded and distributed from homes in Pasadena, El Monte, Compton and Bell Gardens.
The Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team, who is dedicated to targeting online predators, were able to locate these 4 locations where child pornography was being downloaded and viewed.

The child porn was discovered November 1st when search warrants were conducted at four different residences.
The Pasadena residence turned up 250 images. There were multiple devices, including computer hard drives, phones and portable storage devices that were seized during the search.
No one has been arrested but the police have a few suspects.

Child pornography charges can be charged in state or federal court and include charges of possession, distribution, production, and person to person sharing. As a sex crime, charges related to child porn are serious and can result in some severe penalties. Hedding Law firm Attorneys can help.

Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

When you are convicted of a sex crime such as molestation, rape, sexual assault, lewd acts, California Penal code section 290 requires that you register as a “sex offender” for the rest of your life so long as you are residing/working in the state of California. Failing to register is a criminal charge in itself and can be charged as a misdemeanor or even a felony, depending on the underlying sex crime.

On Wednesday November 6, 2013, Arthur Green, a 50 year old man from Palmdale was arrested for failing to register as a sex offender.
The arrest occurred during a compliance check of seven locations of sex offender registered in the Palmdale area.

Green was arrested and booked on charges of failure to register as a sex offender and possibly falsifying his address at the time of registration.
His bail was set at $20,000 and has a court date set up for the following Friday.

Sex offenders were all in compliance at the other six locations that were checked.

Depending on what sex crime Green was originally convicted of that required him to register, he may be facing additional misdemeanor or felony charges that may increase and add on to his penalties.

Call an LA Sex Crime Defense Attorney for a free face to face consultation.

Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Federal Prison

Maurice Hunt, a 35 year old man who lives in Fresno was earning a living but by no means in a conventional or legal way.
There was not a release of too much information, but after some investigations and leads, Hunt was arrested when he was accused of pimping a 13 year old girl.

The case was taken to trial in federal court.
The prosecution alleged that Hunt forced the minor to runaway from home, have sex with different men for money, and then he would keep the earnings. Every time the girl asked to go home, Hunt would beat her.

Hunt represented himself. He did not use the assistance of a public defender or a Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorney.
The jurors unanimously found Hunt guilty of six felony counts, including sex trafficking and witness tampering back in August.
When convicted, Hunt showed up to court in a wheelchair wearing nothing but underwear.

He was sentenced Monday October 28, 2013 by U. S. District Judge who says the defendant took the dignity of a young girl.

He was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison.

Prostitution Sting Results in 22 Arrested

A prostitution sting resulted in a total of 22 people arrested, nine men and thirteen women to be exact, on Thursday October 17, 2013 in Van Nuys.

In the four hours, 19 people were arrested for soliciting a prostitute, one for loitering for the purposes of prostitution, one for lewd conduct and one for possession of methamphetamine, which is a felony offense regardless of the amount in possession.

Authorities are determined to stop prostitution in the San Fernando Valley area by coming up with new methods and ideas to deal with the situation. They want the arrests to go beyond the women prostituting. They want the solicitors, pimps, and everyone involved. Last month, another sting involving undercover prostitutes resulted in 19 people arrested for solicitation.

Being charged with a sex crime such as prostitution or solicitation can be humiliating and have consequences that can result in jail time and excessive fines and may even result in sex offender registration.

Call the Hedding Law firm Attorneys.

Man Arrested as Suspected Van Nuys Bus Groping Man

Majdeddin Nahvi, 59, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 16 year old girl three times in three days on the Van Nuys Metro bus.

According to the victim, Nahvi would sit next to her in the bus, cover himself up with a sweater, and touch her inappropriately. The first two times she said she was caught off guard but the third time she captured the moment with her cell phone camera. The picture on her cell phone is what helped the police find and arrest Nahvi.

Nahvi has been charged with five misdemeanor counts related to the incidents and is being held on a $100,000 bail.
Police are investigating the case and investigating to see if there are any other alleged minors who have been victims of sex crimes such as groping and assault.

If convicted, Nahvi faces some jail time and lifetime sex offender registration as required by California Penal code section 290.
He would really need his Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorney to assist him and be a true advocate for him.

UCLA Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect Surrenders

Daniel F. Hoyos Isaza of Santa Clarita, 20, a non-student at UCLA, turned himself into UCLA police and was arrested about 12:30 p.m. in connection to an attempted sexual assault on UCLA campus.
The reason dfor the surrender was because there were public photos of him released near the residence hall as the alleged attacker.

The attempted sexual assault occurred Friday October 4th at around 2:30 pm.
Hoyos, the suspect, allegedly grabbed a female student from behind and attempted to sexually assault her until he was interrupted by two witnesses. He then fled the scene.

After the victim and witnesses described him to the police, the sketch of the suspect was released and it allegedly matched Hoyos.

Hoyos is now being held in lieu of $1.13 million bail. He is due in court at the LAX Superior Courthouse for arraignment on October 8th where his Los Angeles Sexual Assault Attorney will plea on his behalf guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

Hoyos is potentially facing jail time that can be up to 3 years, fines, and mandatory sex offender registration as required by California penal code section 290.

19 Year Old Faces Sextortion Chargwes in Federal Court. Miss Teen USA one of the several alleged victims.

Jared James Abrahams, a 19-year-old college freshman from Temecula, surrendered to the FBI Thursday in Orange for allegedly carrying out an online “sextortion” scheme that targeted victims around the world, one of those victims being the recent Miss Teen USA.

His bail was set at $50,000 and is expected to be released Thursday and has agreed to stay at his grandparents’ home in Claremont, where the computer will be locked up. Meanwhile, officials will be in his Temecula home installing monitoring devices in his computer, where he will be confined under house arrest. He is due back in federal court November 4th.
According to Abrahams’ Federal Attorney, he is autistic and he has received treatments prior to the alleged incidents, but apparently not enough. Die to his family’s and lawyer’s pleas, the judge agreed to release Abrahams under the conditions mentioned.

The suspicions arose when Miss Teen USA, Cassidy Wolf, 19, contacted the FBI when she realized she could not change her passwords on multiple online accounts, and that an online profile photo of her was replaced with a semi-nude picture of her, that she could not change.
Wolf then received an email containing a nude photograph of her, threatening to convert her super model dreams into a porn star nightmare if she did not send more nude and explicit photos of herself. The nude pictures of Wolf were not public and were in fact taken by Abrahams through a camera on her computer he had access to after hacking into it by using the malware virus to gain control of the computers and webcams.

From that point, the Feds got involved and the investigations began and it was revealed that Abrahams tried the same scheme on a 19-year-old woman in Maryland, a 17-year-old in Temecula, a 23-year-old woman who was the older sister of another victim, and a 17-year- old girl in Ireland, and more victims in Canada and Moldova.
The FBI suspects more victims and will continue investigations pending trial.

Abrahams had about 30 to 40 “slave computers” when the FBI questioned him, and had as many as 100 to 150 in the past for hacking.

He has waived a preliminary hearing after his pre-arranged surrender and will go straight to trial and face sextortion charges (a form of sexual exploitation implementing sexual favors from a victim through coercion and threat).

Man Facing Felony Sex Crime For Groping Women in Public

Matthew Andrew Linville, 19, is facing sex crime charges and is being accused of groping four different women in different public locations in Orange County.

One incident occurred while one of the victims was jogging and Linville allegedly attacked her to the ground.
The other three incidents occurred in the Burlington Coat Factory at the Bella Terrace shopping center in Huntington Beach, in the parking lot at the same shopping center and in the parking lot of the Hoover Golf Center in Westminster.

According to authorities, Linville was an employee at the mall where some of the attacks occurred.
The victims reported the crimes to the Huntington Beach Police Department and the Westminster Police Department and Linville was arrested Wednesday by Huntington Beach police.

Sex crimes of this sort are becoming more and more common and situations are being exaggerated and identified as “sexual battery” or “sexual assault”. Our Los Angeles Sex Crime Attorneys are aware of all the tactics and we help those facing sex crime charges.

Linville is facing one felony count of false imprisonment by violence and four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration as required by California Penal Code section 290.

Los Angeles Deputy Faces 17 Felony Counts and 13 Years Prison

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy is facing 17 felony counts involving sex crime with a minor.

John Rose, 43, who once had won his department’s Medal of Valor for rescuing a woman trapped in a cabin by a wildfire, was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 15 year old girl multiple times.
He has pleaded not guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old girl.
Allegedly Rose had some sort of on going relationship with the minor for 4 months and unless his Los Angeles Criminal Attorney is able to build a strong defense on his behalf, Rose faces 13 years in prison if convicted of all 17 counts.

He has been placed on unpaid leave and the judge called him a danger to the community and set bail at $605,000.

Sex with a minor is considered statutory rape and consent is irrelevant. The sex crime is serious and does not only result in imprisonment but also lifetime sex offender registration as required by California Penal code section 290.

If you or someone you know is facing a sex crime involving a minor, do not waste any time, call us and allow is to intervene immediately.

Gynecologist Convicted of Sexual Battery of Patient

Kevin Pezeshki, 44, was a gynecologist who took his job maybe a little too far.

Pezeshki allegedly had improper contact with two female patients during examinations. As a result of a plea agreement, the charges involving the second patient were dismissed and a no contest plea entered for the sexual battery by fraud charges involving the first patient back in 2008.

Pezeshki was convicted of the sex crime in Van Nuys Superior court and fortunately for Pezeshki his Los Angeles Sex Crime Defense Attorney was able to avoid imprisonment as part of the sentencing because a conviction for sexual battery can result in one year jail if charged as a misdemeanor and up to 4 years in state prison if charged as a felony not to mention to excessive fines that are involved. There are many factors taken into consideration such as whether violence, fear, or threats were involved and whether a prior criminal record exists. In trying and sentencing Pezeshki, all these factors were taken into account.

Pezeshki was ordered to complete one year of psychological sexual impulse counseling, serve three year probation, and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as required by California Penal code section 290.