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INDIANAPOLIS | A federal judge sentenced to prison four members of a major international online child pornography ring, including a high-ranking administrator of the group’s website.

Officials said the group ran the Cache, an online message board where members shared millions of pornographic images and videos. At its peak, the site had 1,000 members.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota said Michael Baratta, 49, of Sacramento, Calif., was one of five top-level administrators for the message board. Baratta was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison.

Three others received 15- or 10-year sentences.


Suspect arrested in triple killing

AMITY | Police said a fingerprint and DNA from a beer can and cigarette butt led them to a man who reportedly confessed to killing two men and a boy in northern Maine.

A Maine State Police spokesman said Thayne Ormsby, 20, of Orient was charged Friday with three counts of murder. Mr. Ormsby was being held on a fugitive charge in Dover, N.H.

The victims — 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, his 10-year-old son, Jesse, and 30-year-old neighbor Jason Dehahn — were found stabbed to death June 23 in a mobile home on U.S. 1 in Amity, a town of 200 residents near the Canadian border.


Terminal emptied over call to JFK

NEW YORK | Passengers returned Sunday night to a terminal at New York City’s JFK Airport that was evacuated as a result of a bomb scare that turned out to be a false alarm.

A Port Authority spokesman says 250 to 300 passengers were evacuated from Terminal 1 at the airport at about 6 p.m. Sunday. They were allowed back in after 8 p.m.

The evacuation happened after an anonymous phone caller said there was a bomb at the airport, and at the same time someone else reported an unattended bag.

Port Authority spokesman John Kelly said police checked the bag and it was not a bomb.

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