Child Predator Watch is brought to you by your friends here at SCDN. Yes, we offer the latest daily local and regional news, but our passion, no our MISSION is to help parents realize the true dangers our children are facing. This is not the stranger danger or the mysterious white van stories we were told. Kids today are exposed to a whole new brand of criminal enterprise. In addition, we have to remember, if there wasn’t a market there would be a supply. So, along with our endeavors to protect the children, we also must expose the perpetrators.
We spend countless hours making sure our readers are educated about how this whole system works and warning signs you can look for in your own home.
In just one day, here’s what the courts have done to combat this problem through the Project Safe Childhood operated by Homeland Security.
Daryl Miller, 36, Shawnee, Kansas was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for buying a membership to access a child pornography site on the internet, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, he was fined $5,000 under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.
Quondall Davis, 26, of Rochester, NY AKA “Hot Dog” recruited Minor Victim 1 and Minor Victim 2 to engage in commercial sex acts. Davis posted ads on “Cityxguide.com,” to entice customers to engage in commercial sex acts with the minor victims. Cityxguide.com is a website providing classified advertising across the United States and internationally. Minor Victim 1 and Minor Victim 2 each engaged in commercial sex acts and gave a portion of the profits to the defendant. Davis knew that both victims were under the age of 18.
Davis pleaded guilty today and faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison.
Robert Notto, 26, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of distribution of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 9 years in prison. According to charges, Notto met the then-13-year-old minor victim through a teen social network. The minor victim resided in Phoenix, Arizona, and told Notto her age. He sent the minor victim three images constituting child pornography from his computer. In addition, Notto repeatedly engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the minor victim. On at least two occasions, the defendant requested that the child take sexually explicit pictures of herself.
Ryan Palmieri, 37, of Charleston, SC. traveled to the St. Louis area to meet the victim who he had previously met through a cellular phone application. The victim, at the time, was 13 years old. During his six-day stay in the St. Louis area, Palmieri rented an Airbnb and engaged in several sexual acts, including sexual intercourse, with the teenager. Palmieri was sentenced, today, to 6 years in prison.
Dr. Ashu Joshi. Joshi, of St. Louis, MO pleaded guilty to the distribution of child pornography. Joshi was 46 years old and a doctor when he began a relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Joshi met the girl through her mother. The mother was a former patient of the doctor’s in Kentucky. The doctor and victim had sex and took pornographic pictures. Both exchanged photos over Facebook messenger.
The charge of distribution of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of no more than $250,000. Sentencing will be on October 7, 2020.
Andres Rafael Viola, 36, of Las Vegas, NV was sentenced today to 35 years in federal prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, producing images of the sexual abuse, and possessing hundreds of images and videos of child sexual assault. Viola had supervisory control over the child victim. A forensic examination of electronic devices that were seized from Viola’s home revealed nearly 350 child pornography images and video, including Viola’s sexual exploitation of the child victim and a curated collection of child pornography from other victims. Viola had used the dark web to distribute, trade, and share the child sexual assault materials he created of the child victim who was under the age of 14 at the time.
Again, all of these cases happened today. SCDN will continue to inform and educate about the dangers to our children. In the age of the internet, it makes no difference where in the world these creeps live. They will travel. Any of these people could have just as easily targeted a child in our area.