2005 News Stories

News Stories Related to Internet Crimes Against Children – 2005

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Stories…

Isle girls victims of prostitution ring Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005 – At least two underage girls from Hawaii were among those recruited for a prostitution ring that shuffled victims between Honolulu and Detroit for nearly two years and advertised “escort services” on the Internet, federal authorities said yesterday.

Police staffer indicted on porn Thursday, December 15, 2005 – A civilian employee with the Honolulu Police Department has been indicted by an Oahu grand jury for accessing the Internet on his work computer and downloading more than 60,000 pornographic images.

Journalist gets 4 months in prison Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 – A longtime Honolulu Advertiser employee was sentenced Thursday to four months in federal prison followed by 18 months of home detention for possessing 15,000 images of child pornography on his home computer.

Man arrested in investigation of sex assault of teen Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 – The suspect allegedly met the victim via an Internet chat room in 2002 and traveled to Hawaii in 2003.

25-year-old indicted in child-porn case Saturday, April 9, 2005 – An Oahu grand jury has indicted a 25-year-old man with distributing and possessing child pornography earlier this year.

Man pleads guilty in child porn case Friday, March 4, 2005 – A Honolulu man faces a possible 10-year maximum prison sentence after pleading guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography.

No-contest plea made in online teen sex case Saturday, February 26, 2005 – A bus driver pleaded no contest yesterday to arranging over the Internet to have sex with a 13-year-old last summer and showing up at the prearranged location.

Isle man charged with alleged child porn Wednesday, February 23, 2005 – The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged a Hawaii man yesterday with violating child pornography laws.

Child porn nets jail term – Former bank executive David G. Zerfoss gets 18 months in prison Wednesday, January 19, 2005 – A former bank executive was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography, followed by three years of supervised release.