Searches of the man’s residences in Burtonsville and Silver Spring yielded over 14,000 images and 285 videos of children engaged in sexual conduct, according to a plea agreement.
Sexual extortion is when someone has a sexual image or video of someone else and uses that compromising content as blackmail. Reported instances to a national nonprofit tripled between 2014 and 2017.
A Fairfax County family finally got the news they had long dreaded, for nearly three decades in fact, after holding out hope that no news would eventually lead to good news.
The FBI says a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing in Maryland last October may have been spotted over the weekend in the Birmingham area.
Child safety advocates are offering suggestions on ways to keep young people safe from predators in school settings.
The Blacksburg, Virginia teen found dead in North Carolina had been using the messaging app Kik. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says parents may not be aware of the anonymous apps that are becoming a favorite way for young people to communicate with friends and strangers.
A sickening attack is also a teaching moment for parents about social media use, according to Laurie Nathan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The FBI is asking for help finding a man suspected of sexually abusing and exploiting a child.
About 2,000 children go missing every day in the United States. And the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says the case reminds the public that they are key to bringing children home safely.
Area residents remain on edge after a 17-year-
old girl was attacked on Tuesday at the Thomas
Jefferson Library in Falls Church, Va. The
victim ducked into a bathroom trying to escape a
man she thought was following her and he
cornered her there.
In the state of Virginia, it is illegal for bars and restaurants to advertise happy hour online or via any type of social media. The law has been on the books since the early 1980s, before the Internet was as omnipresent as it is today and before anyone knew what a Tweet or Facebook post was.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.