When children are targets of predators

Former Bedford police officer Brian Alexander, 54, is in jail without bond, facing six charges of possession of child pornography. Two Virginia Tech students, both teenagers, sit in Montgomery County Regional jail without bond for the death of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg.  Investigators say 18-year-old David Edmond Eisenhauer,, an engineering student at Tech and […]

Online: A teenage sexual frontier

According to a new survey out by EenVandaag, 48 percent of high school girls today receive at least one request online for a nude photo of themselves. At least 15 percent respond by sending either a nude photo or one that is sexually suggestive  over social media.  According to the survey, 69 percent of high […]

Crime time in Floyd

Indictments handed down this month from the Floyd County grand jury included 29 counts of child pornography against a 20-year-old Indian Valley man. Police arrested Randy Lee Phillips, a 2012 graduate of Floyd County High School, on September 4.  A Virginia State Police investigator traced an offering of child pornography over the Internet back to […]

Sexual abusers of children living among us

Two examples of sexual exploitation of children appeared in Floyd County Circuit Court Tuesday as a father and son admitted guilt to reproducing images of child pornography and were led away by Sheriff Shannon Zeman to start their prison sentences. Former Farm Credit Manager Greg Clabaugh, who was also an announcer at Floyd County High […]

Escalating problem of child pornography

Child pornography is a growing problem nationally, in Virginia, and in Floyd County. In Charlottesville Monday, a former assistant dean at the University of Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing, receiving and distributing child pornography. Federal officers said Michael G. Morris, 50, had more than 4,000 sexually explicit files of children stored on […]