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A Washington man is facing charges after authorities allege he is the proprietor of an illegally manufactured treehouse containing pornographic images of children that they discovered in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

For several years an urban legend type rumor has been making the rounds by hikers of the area about an unorthodox cabin nestled in the woods of the Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington.

A curious Department of Natural Resources worker decided he was going to try to uncover the existence of the rumored structure. He began his search and after half a dozen attempts he came across an ornate cabin nestled in a tree in November 2016.

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On Tuesday at a jail in downtown Los Angeles a man was taken into custody when authorities alleged that he tried to enter the detention center using a fake badge, and he was said to be armed with weapons.

Around 10:00 p.m. on March 6, 28-year-old Greg Baghoomian of Sunland reportedly entered the Inmate Reception Center of the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail and walked up to the desk with a badge. He flashed the identification and tried to enter the facility, but deputies on duty would not allow him to inside before verifying his identity.

Before authorities were able to authenticate his status as an FBI agent as his badge displayed Baghoomian allegedly fled from the Inmate Reception Center and fled in the direction of the Men’s Central Jail across the street. He was apprehended by deputies who were alerted of his impending arrival from authorities at the reception center.

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An Arkansas man may be charged with possession of an unregistered select agent after federal authorities discovered two glass jars of liquid ricin in his home after he accidentally came in contact with the substance and called 911 for medical assistance.

Saline County resident Alexander Jordan is a 21-year-old man who lives in a home with his mother and stepfather.  Jordan was employed by the Jefferson Regional Medical Center and serves in the United States Army National Guard.

Jordan, though unhappy about the decision, had recently concluded with his superiors that it would be best if he was released from his position at the medical center. It was also disclosed that he is currently suffering from depression, and this diagnosis has led to his impending dismissal from the Guard.

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The Los Angeles Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, comprised of the combined efforts of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and DA’s office, the FBI and the California Highway Patrol, shut down an alleged prostitution ring in a raid in Compton this Wednesday resulting in a total of 36 arrests.

As reported by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, 8 people were rescued during the mission including three girls who are purportedly commercially sexually exploited children, and five women who were identified as the possible victims of human trafficking. The children are currently being cared for by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Sheriff’s deputies working undercover obtained a large number of the arrests. 16 of the men were arrested for allegedly soliciting undercover law enforcement agents for sexual relations. Three additional men, 27-year-old Demario Bell, 25-year-old Damon Thomas, and 37-year-old Damien Henry were taken into custody for felony pandering after allegedly attempting to recruit undercover detectives to work for them in the commercial sex industry.

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The FBI has charged 5 men and 4 corporations with illegally exporting high-tech microelectronics to Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Powers Act. Three of the men, including one from Aliso Viejo, were taken into custody in Houston, Texas. Two other men are believed to be out of the country.

The Iran-based company Faratel and Smart Power Systems in Texas were allegedly building uninterruptible power supplies and shipping them off for use by the Iranian Ministry of Defense, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and the Iranian Centrifuge Technology Company. According to the FBI these electronics can be used in military equipment such as surface to air and cruise missiles. The indictment states the items would be shipped to a company in Taiwan, then on to a company in Turkey, which would then send them to Iran.

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