Woman arrested in child pornography case


Guam – What do you do if you happen across child pornography? Do you share it, delete it or report it?  Some may say delete it others may say report it or both but one thing authorities have stated is “don’t share it.”

For Joleen-Lee Rankin, it could possibly be a lesson learned, as she is accused of possessing and sharing child pornography.

The incident in question, which occurred between Nov. 3 and Jan. 23, involved a video depicting a female minor engaging in sexually explicit behavior with an undisclosed number of males.

Police said the video was posted on Facebook and the minor was identified confirming that she was the female depicted in the video.

Through the investigation police say Joleen- Lee Rankin admitted to obtaining a cellphone with the footage of the minor and she in turn showed it to a friend and sent the video through facebook messenger to four individuals.

As a result Rankin has been charged with four counts of dissemination of child pornography and one count possession of child pornography.

She was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.