Man Charged With Promoting Child Abuse

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Man Charged With Promoting Child Abuse through pornography.

Hawaii  –  Attorney General Doug Chin announced Monday that a grand jury has charged David Sisombath with six counts of promoting child abuse in the second degree and one count of promoting child abuse in the third degree.

The allegations against Sisombath are that he disseminated child pornography over a peer-to-peer file sharing network, and possessed over 384 images and videos of child sexual abuse, with 44 of the files depicting children under the age of 12, on six separate computers and hard drives.

Attorney General Chin said of the charges: “As our criminal laws recognize, child pornography is child abuse. These horrible images can only be created by abusing a child. Every time someone views or shares these images, the victim of that abuse is being abused again. Our department will prosecute these offenses to the fullest extent of the law.”

Sisombath is presumed innocent unless and until he is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

The arrest of Sisombath and the charges filed against him were a result of work done by Hawaii’s Internet Crimes Against Children (HICAC).  HICAC is part of a cooperative nationwide network of Internet Crimes Against Children task forces that are dedicated to protecting children in the online environment.

CA Couple Charged With Child Abuse

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CA Couple Charged With Child Abuse

Burbank Couple Charged With Child Abuse After Live Grenade, Heroin, Meth Found in Home: DA

Burbank, California  –  A Burbank couple was facing multiple charges, including child abuse, Tuesday after police allegedly found a live grenade, heroin and methamphetamine in their home.

Peter Jacquin and Deborah Charves, both 44, were arrested after police discovered the drugs and grenade in the home they shared with their 10-year-old son, prosecutors stated in a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Jacquin and Charves were each charged with two felony counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance, heroin and methamphetamine; one felony count each of possession of a destructive device, a hand grenade; and child abuse.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges in court Tuesday.

If convicted, Jacquin faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and 4 months in prison. Charves could face up to 8 years and 4 months in prison, the DA’s office stated.

Bail was set at $155,000 for Jacquin and $130,000 for Charves.

Jacquin and Charves were scheduled to return to court on Nov. 3.