WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Child Predator Sting Busts 20 In Virginia

Play associated audio
A collaborative law enforcement effort called "Project Phalanx" resulted in the capture of 20 individuals in Virginia and 20 cases outside of the state.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/banspy/3843960604/
A collaborative law enforcement effort called "Project Phalanx" resulted in the capture of 20 individuals in Virginia and 20 cases outside of the state.

Police have arrested 20 people from across the Commonwealth in an undercover sting targeting online child predators. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and other officials touted the the results.

Arrests were made in Bedford, Fairfax, Prince William, Virginia Beach, Richmond and Loudoun. Charges include online solicitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

Another 20 cases have been referred for investigation and prosecution outside of Virginia. The referrals involve cooperation among Virginia's two Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces and similar task forces across the country, as well as law enforcement agencies in Australia and France.

The weeklong operation was conducted in 2011.

NPR

'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
NPR

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
NPR

Despite High Expectations, Sentencing Reform Proposals Still On Ice

Sen. John Cornyn suggested a hearing and markup on reform proposals could be imminent. But multiple sources tell NPR that concrete language is still being hotly debated behind closed doors.
NPR

WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.