ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona woman who helped Stephen Apostolu in his efforts to make child pornography and trafficking drugs and underage girls will spend between 9 ½ and 25 years in prison.  Kara Tornatore, 31, pleaded guilty this summer to numerous child pornography and sex crimes involving underage girls and on Friday, two Apostolu’s and Tornatore’s victims appeared inContinue Reading

TUCSON, AZ — Disgraced self-improvement guru and cult leader Keith Raniere is now being held at a federal prison in Arizona that specializes in sex offenders. 60-year-old Raniere was transferred to the United States Penitentiary Tucson in January after being sentenced last year to 120 years in prison after turningContinue Reading

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – William Adam Jonathan Smith of Denton has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah on Monday, Feb. 1. Last September, a federal jury returned a guilty verdict against Smith, convictingContinue Reading

PEORIA (WEEK) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to multiple life prison terms for trafficking young women for sex. The Department of Justice said Franshon Stapleton, 48, ran his prostitution enterprise from a Champaign motel and used women recruited from Peoria, Champaign and Sangamon counties. In a release, StapletonContinue Reading