At Least 24 People Charged For Internet Crimes Against Children


UPDATED: Thursday October 24, 2013 6:12 PM

Franklin County authorities are charging at least 24 people after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Operation Red Box was conducted over the last three months.

Investigators say the investigation concentrated on sexual exploitation of children via technology devices.

Sheriff Zach Scott says the majority of arrests involved child pornography but other charges included rape and attempted rape.

Sheriff Scott says parents need to be vigilant to make sure their children do not become victims.

"Don't think it can't happen to you and your family,” Scott said. “We've had several cases where, thank God, the parents happened to intercept some texting that was going on where children of 12 to 14 years of age were getting ready to go out and meet with some 40-year-olds in their truck when they thought they were like a 20 year old."

Scott says since the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was created in 1999, it has led to 488 arrests.

He says the individuals arrested come from all walks of life.

"There's no real profile for one of these individuals,” Sheriff Scott said. “We've had rabbis, priests, cops, teachers, homeless people. There's no profile for one of these individuals that do these type of crimes."

The list of people charged include:

Aaron Mans        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Robert Thompson        Attempted Rape
Juan Osorio        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Daniel Dargente        Importuning
Mike Leach         Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Kevin Delancy        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Charles Thomas        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Glenn Bundy         Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Daniel Lecik        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Sean Monit        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
John Albright        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Jeremy Smith         Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Randy Williams        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Kevin De La rosa Urena    Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
William Ingram         Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Chad Hart        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Malek Alkailani        Rape; Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor; Voyeurism
Alex Addy         Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Kevin Anspach        Attempted Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor; Importuning
William Martin        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
William Snouffer    Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Roger Carpenter        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Paxton Elkins        Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor
Artur Yagdzhiyants    Pandering Obsecenity Involving a Minor

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