Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Army soldier who fled to North Korea charged with desertion and child p0rn

NBC News

A troubled U.S. Army private who defected to North Korea in July has been charged with desertion and possession of child p*rnography.

Pvt. Travis King, who was deported by North Korea last month, is charged with 8 counts of desertion, assault against officers and solicitation of child p*rnography, according to Reuters.

King’s charges include solicitation of nude images from an underage Snapchat user and possession of a video of a minor engaged in sexual activity.

The charges were filed on Sunday. King is being held at a civilian jail outside Fort Bliss, near El Paso, Texas, according to his attorneys.

Sherry Bunn, King’s El Paso-based attorney, said she has “grave concerns that he will be OK,” in jail.

“The conditions there are horrible and it amounts to basically putting him in solitary confinement right after he’s returned from captivity,” said King’s lead attorney, Franklin D. Rosenblatt.

King’s mother, Claudine Gates, said she loves her son “unconditionally” and she is “extremely concerned about his mental health,” in a statement provided by family spokesman Jonathan Franks.

“As his mother, I ask that my son be afforded the presumption of innocence,” Gates said. She added that she believes “something happened to [King] while he was deployed.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

His legal team is seeking King’s return to his Army unit while the legal proceedings are ongoing.




You May Also Like


Screengrab A Montana woman died after eating poisonous morel mushrooms and going into full cardiac arrest. Donna Ventura, 64, visited Dave’s Sushi restaurant for...


Screengrab TikTok CEO Shou Chew responded to President Biden signing a bill banning the hugely popular app. The measure is part of a $95...


Getty Images, The Root deleted a social media post that drew backlash for comparing rapper Megan Thee Stallion to music producer Sean Combs....


Instagram, WENN Tyrone Blackburn, the lawyer representing Rodney “Lil Rod” Jones, says Sean “Puffy” Combs will be indicted soon. Jones filed a sexual harassment...


Getty Images Two-time WNBA champion Kelsey Plum and NY Giants tight end Darren Waller are divorcing after just 9 months of marriage. Kelsey trended...


E+ / Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission banned noncompete clauses that kept workers from quitting their jobs and seeking employment with rival companies....


Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images An attorney representing rapper Megan Thee Stallion denies allegations made by her former photographer in a lawsuit. Stallion’s attorney Alex Spiro...


Getty Images Sam Bankman-Fried, the man behind one of the largest financial frauds in history, has agreed to testify against his former celebrity pals....


Sarah Stier/Getty Images A USA Today columnist is outraged that Indiana Fever rookie Caitlin Clark will sign a contract with Nike worth $28 million...


Copyright © 2022 I AM SISSY BROWN