Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #191

You can take antibiotics for a sinus infection (as I am doing currently)… but how do you keep internet predators from infection your home and getting to your kids? PC Pandora computer monitoring software… Here are 10 more reasons you should be monitoring your child’s internet activity to know who your kids are talking to on the Internet… and who on the Internet is trying to talk to them!

If you are going to rob someone you met on the Internet, I suppose this is a good way to do it. You have to read this insane story. A 48-year-old New Hampshire man pretended to be a 16-year-old girl online, lured a 25-year-old man (who was looking for teens to have sex with) and then pretended to be a cop and robbed the would-be predator!

April 12, 2012
NH Police: Man Poses As Teen Girl Online To Lure, Rob Another Man
WBZ-TV, CBS Boston

SALEM, N.H. (CBS) – Police said a Haverhill man who posed as a 16-year-old girl online lured a 25-year-old man and robbed him in Salem, new Hampshire back in February.

John Ruth, 48, is accused of posing as the teen girl and soliciting the man to meet him on Feb. 12 at a parking lot on Ermer Road in Salem.

When the 25-year-old man arrived, Ruth, identifying himself as a federal agent with a sex crimes task force, allegedly blocked the 25-year-old with his car and ordered him out of his car. Read more ›

A 68-year-old father and his 34-year-old son face child porn charges, the son was also an Internet predator…

April 14, 2012
McKeesport father, son educators face child porn charges
By Eric Slagle, McKeesport Daily News

A father and son from Elizabeth Township are under arrest for child pornography.

Henry Benton South, 68, and his son Charles Benton South, 34, were taken into custody by agents from the state Attorney General’s office Friday on the allegation that they used computers in their Golfview Drive home to view pornography and, in the case of the son, used Facebook to have lewd contact with minors.

The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred in the fall of last year that were discovered when, on Nov. 17, the younger South used Facebook to contact an agent of the Office of Attorney General Child Predator Unit who was posing as a 15-year-old girl. Read more ›

A 49-year-old man in Texas was arrested for soliciting what he thought was a 14-year-old girl online for sex… it was a cop.

April 12, 2012
Houston man tried to solicit teenage girls for sex on Craigslist
From KHOU Houston

HOUSTON – A 49-year-old Houston man is facing serious charges after investigators say he sent sexually explicit messages to someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl.

Terry Lynn Spies is charged with online solicitation of a minor.

According to court documents, a Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable was browsing Craigslist, looking for potential sexual predators, when he came across an ad that said “Older Guy for Younger Girls – m4w.” Read more ›

A 40-year-old former teacher in North Carolina faces 30 years in prison for child porn extortion. He met a teenage girl online and convinced her to make sexually graphic videos and then upload them to YouTube. Where were the girl’s parents on this one?!?

April 16, 2012
Former teacher pleads guilty in child porn case
New Bern Sun Journal

A New Bern man and former Havelock fifth-grade teacher faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court Monday to one count of producing child pornography over the Internet.

Matthew Metcalf, 40, who had been charged with three counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor, pleaded guilty before United States Magistrate Judge William A. Webb in Raleigh to one violation of Title 18 of the United States Code, 2251. Read more ›

This article focuses on one guy, but mentions three cases where women are meeting guys on MocoSpace, meeting them in real life, and being sexually assaulted.

April 17, 2012
Terrell Lewis Used Social Network MocoSpace To Meet, Then Sexually Assault Detroit Women, Police Say
By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, The Huffington Post

A social gaming network is the common thread between three recent cases of sexual assault, according to Detroit police. In three separate incidents, women allege they were assaulted after arranging encounters with men they originally met using the mobile gaming and social network MocoSpace.

Last week, a 20-year-old female victim met a man in the parking lot of a bar near E. Seven Mile and VanDyke after talking to him on MocoSpace. She got in his van, and he allegedly drove to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her. The man then returned to the original bar and took the victim’s property before leaving.

The incident was preceded by two others in recent months allegedly involving MocoSpace. Read more ›

This story is about a man in California who was trying to solicit sex from someone he thought was a dad online willing to “whore out” his daughters… it was a cop in Seattle…

April 17, 2012
Seattle police Internet Crimes Unit leads to arrest of sex offender in L.A.
I’m into kids,’ sex offender tells undercover cop
By Jeff Van Sant Q13 FOX News

SEATTLE— A Seattle Police Department operation aimed at catching child predators who target their victims online helped police in California nab a brazen sex offender.

Detective Tye Holland with the SPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit had been corresponding with the suspect for months— posing as a man offering sex with his teenage daughter.

During the email conversations, the suspect was direct about his intentions. “I’m in to kids, so if you have kids you want to whore out, let me know,” he wrote. Read more ›

This last story for the week is a good one. Note to young girls: Justin Bieber is NOT EVER going to contact you online! If you are a parent of a “belieber” you MUST read this story!

April 18, 2012
Justin Bieber impersonator Lee Moir accused of sexually abusing New Jersey girl online
By Crimesider Staff (CBS)

(CBS/AP) NEWARK, N.J. – Authorities in Canada say a man impersonating pop star Justin Bieber threatened and sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in New Jersey on a video chat site.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 34-year-old Lee Moir of Toronto, Ontario, posed as the pop star on Facebook. Authorities allege he threatened to harm the girl’s family to force her to perform sex acts online. It’s unclear if Moir used photos of Bieber on his Facebook page, but authorities say the girl realized it wasn’t the pop star during the video chat.

Authorities say they believe Moir has been in contact online with “many juvenile females” in the United States, Canada, France, Australia and the Philippines, according to NJ.com. Read more ›

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