child abuse

Child porn crackdown
5:18 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Madigan declares "Operation Glass House" a success

Ill. Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan speaks at a press conference on Aug. 25, 2011 regarding "Operation Glass House," an effort to go after the top 25 child pornography consumers in the state.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan says a year-long effort to target the top 25 consumers of child pornography in Illinois has been a success.

Two Belleville men - 61-year-old Garold Lee Semelka and Mike G. Telkamp, 48, were the 25th and 26th men arrested under Operation Glass House, the anti-child pornography initiative Madigan launched in August 2010.

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Crime
2:29 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

St. Louis man gets 290 years on child pornography charges

(via Flickr/steakpinball)

The former owner of a St. Louis County video gaming business has been sentenced to 3,480 months in prison on federal child pornography charges - that's 290 years for those of you doing the math - according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The sentence imposed on 43-year-old Leland Beasley is the "largest sentence ever imposed in the Eastern District of Missouri" according to the announcement.

The announcement states that at his jury trial in April Beasley was found guilty of:

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