Here are a few more reasons every parent should be using PC Pandora monitoring software to know who their child is talking to online…
October 16, 2014
Feds: Michigan teen cyberstalked for 5 years for nude pics
Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press
She was just 13 when the cyber-stalking started.
The Michigan teen had sent naked pictures of herself to a man named Bruce in Florida, records show.
What followed was a hellish nightmare: For the next five years, the girl received nonstop text messages and emails from strangers, demanding she send them nude pictures of herself – or they would post the explicit pictures they already had of her on the Internet. [READ FULL STORY]
October 19, 2014
Martinez man in custody for alleged kidnapping of 14-year-old Oregon girl
Rick Jones, Martinez Gazette
A 14-year-old girl who disappeared from her home in Oregon was found safe in Martinez, and a man she allegedly met in an online chat room is under arrest, police said Thursday.
Blake Robert Johnston, 41, was taken into custody at a home on Fountainhead Court just after midnight Wednesday, Martinez Police Detective Sgt. Dave Mathers said.
Police found him there with the teenager after Salem, Oregon, authorities contacted Martinez police with information about Johnston’s possible whereabouts, Mathers said.
The girl was discovered missing from her home in Salem, Oregon, about 6 a.m. Tuesday, said Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada.
Mathers said Johnston and the victim had established an online relationship, which had been going on for several months after the two met via a social media chat site. Mathers declined to provide more specifics about what kind of social media, citing an ongoing investigation into the matter. [READ FULL STORY]
October 19, 2014
TBI: Man had ‘sexual conversations’ with teen on Facebook
NASHVILLE – An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Rutherford County man charged with Solicitation of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of Statutory Rape of a Minor.
TBI Special Agents began an investigation on Feb. 26, acting on information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an adult male was having ongoing sexual conversations through 2013 with a 14-year old through Facebook Chat. That adult was identified as David Albert Newton, 37, of Katelyn Court in Murfreesboro. The investigation revealed that Newton had inappropriate conversations with the teen. [READ FULL STORY]
October 19, 2014
Teen’s Nude Selfie Sets Off 5-Year Nightmare
At 13, girl sent a nude selfie to a Florida man, setting off a five-year hellish nightmare that’s culminating in federal court.
By Beth Dalbey, Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch
A Michigan teenager learned the difficult way what can happen after hitting the send button on a nude selfie:
Unrelenting text messages and emails, stalking and extortion for five years, not only from the Florida man named Bruce who originally received the then 13-year-old’s photos, but from others she thought he shared them with, federal prosecutors argued in complaint in U.S. District Court, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News.
The now 18-year-old St. Clair County teen, whose name and hometown have not been released, bowed to pressure and sent photos to men who said that if she didn’t comply, they would post the photos they already had on the Internet.
For about 18 months, she complied and “took nude photographs of herself every other day and forwarded them,” according to the complaint.
She attempted suicide twice, according to the complaint, and finally told authorities of the years-long harassment in September after she found 30 images of herself on an Internet porn site. The photos and videos had generated thousands of comments. [READ FULL STORY]
October 20, 2014
Underage sex sting aimed at warding off predators; nine arrested
By Christena T. O’Brien, Leader-Telegram
Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer warns adults trolling the Internet looking for underage sex partners to beware.
“We are monitoring (online) sites, and you’ll never know who you’re talking to,” Cramer said Monday during a news conference announcing the arrests of nine men resulting from an undercover sting, dubbed Operation Child Safe.
The sting was conducted Thursday and Friday by three local law enforcement agencies and the state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation in conjunction with the Chippewa Valley Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory.
Nine men ages 20 to 60 were arrested after investigators from the forensics laboratory posted ads pretending to be underage children seeking sex or adults looking to traffic or sell a child for sex.
Investigators received multiple responses, which included emails, telephone communications and text messages, according to information released by the Eau Claire Police Department. Suspects requested meeting for sex at a pre-designated location in the Chippewa Valley, and undercover officers met them and took them into custody.
“These are the ones who showed up,” said sheriff’s Capt. Dan Bresina.
The men arrested on preliminary charges of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, attempted child enticement and attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child. [READ FULL STORY]