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 >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:42:45 GMT
One of the great things about living in America is the American Spirit and the willingness of people to come to the aid of others during tragic events. The recent tornadoes in Oklahoma have already broughtMore >>
One of the great things about living in America is the American Spirit and the willingness of people to come to the aid of others during tragic events. While such tragedies oftentimes will bring out the best in most people, still there are those few who will take advantage of the misfortune of others for personal gain.More >>
A judge in Italy has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia to stand trial in the shipwreck of the cruise liner, which struck a reef off Tuscany last year, killing 32 people.More >>
An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.More >>
NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) -
A Newberg man is behind bars in connection with a major child pornography operation.
Richard Tietjens, 62, was arraigned Thursday before a U.S. magistrate on federal charges. Police say he was in possession of thousands of child sex abuse images.
The investigation began back in 2011 as part of an undercover operation regarding online sexual exploitation of children. The forensic examination was conducted by the Newberg-Dundee Computer Crimes Unit.
After serving a search warrant at the suspect's home on the 700 block East 5th St. in Newberg, detectives say they uncovered 10,000 images of child sex abuse, and more than 4,500 videos of children being sexually abused.
Investigators also seized two servers with another 12 hard drives connected to them from Tietjens' garage. One server was allegedly used to download child pornography, the other to share it using a peer-to-peer software program.
Together, those servers contained more than 15 terabytes of storage space.
"It's a shock. He's a recluse and we never saw him, "said neighbor Damon Cooper. "That's just dumbfounding, really. It's a lot of data."
Tietjens' home is a block away from a local school and the Newberg School District Office.
"I mean, my grandson goes there, and my grandkids play in the yard, the neighbor kids play in their yard. It's a scary thought that he would be in our neighborhood, with no one knowing," said neighbor Janet Schneider.
Police say Tietjens is an IT employee who built his own computer and servers at home. He was allegedly trading child porn through email, instant messenger and the peer-to-peer program.
Prosecutors say he is likely addicted to child pornography based on the size of the collection he had amassed, and have requested he remains behind bars, pending his trial.
U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall praised the work of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department and stated:
"The allegations in this case illustrate how innovations in technology have exponentially increased the volume of images of child abuse that one person can amass. Each image of child pornography represents a separate and distinct harm to the child whose abuse is depicted."
Newberg-Dundee Police Captain Jeff Kosmicki said their Computer Crimes Unit forwarded relevant information to other federal agencies in other jurisdictions that led to additional search warrants being issued and executed.
The magistrate continued Thursday's hearing until Monday at the government's request to allow a forensic examiner to conduct a preliminary review of the newly seized computers to determine whether any of the devices contain additional child pornography.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:49 GMT
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation. The shell of that home is still standing on TuesdayMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:10 GMT
NASH COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people. Tiara Drake is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Nash County deputiesMore >>
A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:59:42 GMT
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado. The trailer is empty Tuesday night, but starting Wednesday, volunteers will begin filling itMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:22 GMT
Information courtesy Better Business Bureau: Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters toMore >>
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:51:52 GMT
DONIPHAN, AR (KAIT) – A search effort is underway in Southeast Missouri. The Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan apparently sold a $1 million Powerball ticket this past weekend, but the winner has yet to comeMore >>
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a piece of the record $600 million Powerball jackpot. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:14:27 GMT
Wesselman Park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were called to the park and shut the north end off for over 2 hours. A man at the neighboringMore >>
Wesselman park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:47:21 GMT
Indiana State Excise Police officers say they seized 1,175 bootleg DVDs at an Evansville store Tuesday afternoon. Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidenceMore >>
Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidence of fraud, including unauthorized copies of DVDs displayed for sale at the store.More >>
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