Thursday, May 23 2013 6:28 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:28:58 GMT
As of 5:30 Thursday morning, a 14 News Crew is at train derailment on Oak Grove Road. Officials say a train car has come off the track and are currently waiting for a crew from Louisville to get it backMore >>
Officials say traffic is blocked near Kight Lumber and Morgan Avenue.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:03 AM EDT2013-05-23 09:03:58 GMT
A mobile home catches fire in Henderson for the second time in just over 24 hours. It happened at 622 Graves Drive. Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight andMore >>
Officials say the back of the home caught fire Tuesday night just before midnight and then again around midnight Thursday morning.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that...More >>
Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many...More >>
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -
Investigators have new tools in their arsenal when it comes to tracking predators, like Richard Finkbiner, who view and making child porn since October.
At least 7 people have been charged in the Tri-State and the police say they're on the trail of dozens more.
One in four girls as well as one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.
That's a couple kids at your child's birthday party or a handful in your kid's classroom. So if you could do anything to keep this from happening, would you?
A guy that graduated high school and has just a regular job to the President or CEO of a major company that's involved in this stuff.
To call Detective Bryan Brown 'determined' would be an understatement.
Detective Brown says that they've got a lot more to worry about these days and that he's on their trail.
Brown leads a joint effort between Evansville Police and the FBI's Child Exploitation Task Force.
He says they're using new technology that's being used across the country, that somehow tracks child porn images back to the predators that put them there.
By law, he can't tell us exactly how it works, but it appears to be working.
"It's making a pretty big dent," says Brown. "I mean, you've seen it in the news. So it's making a pretty big splash I think."
Since October, multiple investigations have landed at least seven Tri-State men and women behind bars.
Among them, former daycare worker and nanny, Sarah Cox with more than 40 counts. And John Smith who's accused of having more than 5,000 child porn images on his home computer.
"The reality of it is there's a market for it and that's the sad reality of it," says Brown.
"If there wasn't a market for it, then people wouldn't be filming it or producing the videos and the pictures and wouldn't be distributing them."
Emily Morrison with Evansville's Lampion Center says the number one to prevent this from happening is to report it.
"You need to trust your guy and you need to make those reports to the Department of Child Services," says Morrison.
"It's a crime and it's exploitation of children in so many different ways," Brown tells us.
"If you know one person is abusing a child, it's not just that one child that we know about, you know," says Morrison.
"There could be ten other children right behind them that we don't have the story about."
Morrison says Lampion has counselors there to help when these crimes hit close to home.
"This isn't something that happens down the street or in someone else's neighborhood. It's happening everywhere and it could be happening in your family," says Morrison.
Child porn is becoming an epidemic in the Tri-State.
Detective Brown says because of cell phones and digital cameras, it's easier than ever to produce and upload it straight to the Internet and with half the world's child pornography produced in the U.S., Brown says investigators are ready for a long, drawn out fight.
"These folks think they can hide in the shadows, that they're behind a computer screen so it's not that big of a deal," says Brown
"I think at the end of the day, that's probably the thing that drives investigators that work in this area; is to know that you've taken those children out of an abusive situation."
Investigators say they can't stress enough how important it is to report child sexual abuse and child porn.
Once they're uploaded, Brown says they will never be completely gone so these victims are left knowing these pictures and videos may be there forever.
If you have any information regarding child porn call police immediately.
Even if it's just a hunch, you may help save a child from a life of abuse.
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >>
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:26:04 GMT
An Evansville man has been arrested on charges of child exploitation. Around 9:00 Wednesday morning, Indiana State Police and detectives from the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executedMore >>
During an investigation, detectives were able to download multiple images depicting child pornography and trace the online activity to an Evansville man's home. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:09:42 GMT
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization. The newest bar, Babel, has a swanky, sophisticated atmosphere. Owners say before 10:00More >>
Three new businesses are moving into Downtown Evansville, in hopes of cashing in on the area's revitalization.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:04:55 GMT
Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house to another home.More >>
The city of Toledo's water theft investigator is looking into another complaint of water service being improperly received in a home. On Tuesday, a garden hose was found connected from a house on Arden Place to another home where service had been shut off. More >>
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