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August 04, 2012
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Arrests in major child porn investigation

By The Associated Press

BOSTON — Some of the men charged in an international child porn investigation that has led to 43 arrests and the identification of more than 140 child victims:

— Robert Diduca, Milford, Mass. Triggered the investigation by emailing a photo of an 18-month old boy to an undercover agent. Sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and other offenses.

— Robert Mikelsons, Amsterdam. Charged after authorities traced the photo sent by Diduca to the Netherlands, where Mikelsons was a day care employee. Confessed to molesting more than 80 children and was sentenced to 18 years.

— Michael Arnett, Roeland Park, Kan. Charged with producing and possessing child porn. Authorities say he also chatted online about a desire to kill and eat children. Pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

— Ronald Brown, Largo, Fla. Charged with conspiracy to kidnap a child and possessing child pornography. Authorities say he talked online about sexual abuse and cannibalism. Pleaded not guilty and is awaiting trial.

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Copyright 2012 Associated Press






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