Teacher who allegedly sent nude photos to 15-year-old boy resigns from Texas school: Reports

Date Shared: May 8th, 2024
Date Released: May 7th, 2024
An eighth grade teacher in Texas resigned after being arrested on Friday for allegedly sending sexually explicit messages and photos to a 15-year-old on Instagram, according to multiple reports. Christine Paige Cockrell, an earth science teacher at Gatesville Junior High School, faces charges of indecency with a child and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, according to a criminal complaint obtained by local outlets including KXXV and KWTX. The 15-year-old high school student told the Gatesville Independent School District on April 11 about him and Cockrell exchanging nude photos and sexting since October 2023, the Waco,...

Feds arrest neighborhood “Santa” on child pornography charges, son kills himself before arrest

Date Shared: March 12th, 2024
Date Released: March 6th, 2024
- James Cox was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges while they found Henry Cox shot himself in the head before the search warrant was executed this week. - Federal agents they have been investigating James Cox and his son Henry since late 2023 for producing and uploading child pornography. - This all comes after an investigation began in November 2023, when St. Cloud Police received a tip that someone was uploading child sex abuse material online. - Later, they learned it was of a 12-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl who live in the neighborhood. -...

Parents worried after Modesto autism therapy center employee accused of sexually abusing child

Date Shared: December 8th, 2023
Date Released: December 7th, 2023
Sean Dalton Marquez was arrested on charges related to lewd acts on a child younger than 14 years of age.   In a statement, the Kendall Center said, “As soon as we were made aware of the incident, we took immediate action to ensure everyone’s safety, including contacting local law enforcement and terminating the employee.” Marquez’s next court date is set for Jan. 8, 2024.

Former Boy Scout counselor convicted of sexually abusing teen camper in Warren County

Date Shared: November 17th, 2023
Date Released: November 16th, 2023
- Sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in state prison for sexually abusing a 15-year-old camper - Engaged in a sexual relationship with a camper at Boy Scouts of America Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in Hardwick Township back in 2011 - Engaged in various sexual acts with the minor while working the medical tent at the camp - Skeele pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact. This charge was tacked on to federal child porn charges in 2020. He is currently serving a federal prison sentence for distributing child sexual abuse material.

Guidance counselor accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old boy

Date Shared: November 10th, 2023
Date Released: November 10th, 2023
The boy said he regularly got called to Schutte’s office throughout the rest of the school year and missed class at times. The boy said he and Schutte repeatedly had sexual contact in both Bucks and Montgomery counties in June and July of 2023.  The boy also said he and Schutte communicated through the school district’s messaging app “Canvas” as well as the social media app Snapchat.  While searching through the boy’s cellphone, police found messages between him and Schutte as well as pictures of them together at her home in Pennsburg, according to the criminal complaint. Investigators...

Morrison man, teacher, pleads not guilty to sexually abusing Boy Scout in 2004

Date Shared: August 21st, 2023
Date Released: August 19th, 2023
Jason L. Endress, 44, was arrested July 25, 2023 and had a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 in Ogle County court, where he is charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department received a call June 23 from Emily Cross, chief operating officer of the Blackhawk Area Council, who said the organization’s hotline received a call with the allegations, Lt. Brian Ketter testified. Ketter said the boy, who is now 25, told him he and Endress “touched each other” while in the chapel at Camp Lowden. According to court documents,...

Former Boy Scouts leader arrested for sexual abuse of minor in Marion County

Date Shared: July 10th, 2023
Date Released: July 7th, 2023
A former Boy Scouts leader has been charged with sexually abusing a minor in Salem over several years. Prosecutors charged Terry J. Heck, 56 of Salem, on Friday with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree online sexual corruption of a child and luring a minor, according to court documents. The charges allege that Heck subjected a boy to sexual contact between January 2017 and July 2023.  The victim was 11 years old when the abuse began.

Child molester takes plea deal, victim upset with sentencing terms

Date Shared: July 4th, 2023
Date Released: July 3rd, 2023
This isn’t Fruzia’s first alleged victim either. The 50-year-old is named in a federal lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America. According to the 2020 lawsuit, an anonymous victim accuses Fruzia of sexually assaulting him 20 to 30 times over the course of five years, starting in 1991. The alleged abuse began when the victim was 11-years-old. Fruzia was his boy scouts' assistant troop leader.

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