2001 News Stories

News Stories Related to Internet Crimes Against Children – 2001

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Stories…

Child porn case focuses on Tripler hospital intern Thursday, December 6, 2001 – The pediatric worker allegedly videotaped his roommates as well

Defenders urge tougher laws Tuesday, November 27, 2001 – Pornography is the only specific child crime more serious than a misdemeanor

Man gets 24 months in jail on child porn charges Thursday, November 22, 2001 – A 48-year-old electrician who pleaded guilty to ordering videotapes depicting young boys engaged in sexual conduct was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison.

Child porn arrests up with aid of task force Sunday, November 11, 2001 – The force includes officials from federal and local agencies

Man pleads guilty to luring minor on Internet Saturday, October 20, 2001 – A 30-year-old library assistant pleaded guilty to a felony charge of luring a 14-year-old Oregon girl over the Internet to come to Hawaii for sex.

1 in 100 children in sex trade, study says Monday, September 10, 2001 – A new study confirms what many say about Hawaii children who are treated like chattel

Police warn against predators on the ’Net Friday, September 7, 2001- CrimeStoppers offers tips to protect children as details of a juvenile sex case emerge

Librarian allegedly lured Oregon girl over Internet Thursday, September 6, 2001 – A librarian at the public library in Kaneohe was arrested yesterday for luring a 14-year-old Oregon girl to Hawaii to engage in sex, the FBI said.

Freedom to browse Sunday, July 8, 2001 – Defenders of intellectual freedom and conservatives bent on suppressing prurient material carry their perennial clash into cyberspace at Hawaii’s public libraries.

Child porn arrest sparks parental warning Saturday, June 16, 2001 – The arrest this week of a Hawaii man on charges of receiving child pornography has led CrimeStoppers to warn families that they must be alert to Internet crimes against children.

DOE sued over doctored Internet porn images Tuesday, May 15, 2001 – When a Nanakuli High student downloaded pornographic images on a school computer, superimposed faces of fellow students on the sexual images and circulated them last spring, the incident was reported to school officials.

Suspect pleads guilty in child sex-assault case Wednesday, January 10, 2001 – A convicted sex offender may face up to 10 years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to reduced charges of felony sexual assault and pornography charges involving a 12-year-old boy.