More Indicted in Child Porn Ring
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ Five more men have been indicted on charges of participating in an international child pornography ring that allegedly transmitted pictures of children in their care on the Internet.
With the new indictments, issued Thursday, a total of 25 people across the United States and Europe have been charged with conspiring to sexually exploit children. Of those, four were indicted in their home countries of England and Germany.
If convicted, they face a minimum of 10 years in federal prison.
Police began investigating after authorities in Denmark received a tip from a charity about a picture on the Internet of a child being molested.
Information found on a Danish couple’s computer eventually led to Lloyd Alan Emmerson, a chiropractor in Clovis. Police discovered more than 1 million images on 450 CDs in Emmerson’s office, many with pictures of the children of his patients, relatives or neighbors.
Charged in the new indictment were: Joseph Durborow, 41, of Orem, Utah; Edwin Bartholomew, 42, of Galion, Ohio; Daniel Boobar, 37, of Houston, Texas; James Lee, 42, of Frankfort, Ind.; and Trent Hariaczyi, 29, of Buffalo, N.Y.