Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #238

Just one story from our neighbors to the North… a man in Canada was sentenced to 11 years in jail for coaxing and extorting nude photographs from more than 20 children over the Internet. Now he’s facing new charges too! Parents anywhere in the world can use PC Pandora monitoring software to keep their kids safe from Internet predators!

May 3, 2013
Ex-security guard who extorted nude photos from children online faces more charges
By Sherri Zickefoose, Calgary Herald

A former court security guard sentenced to 11 years in prison for coaxing and extorting nude photographs from more than 20 children over the Internet is now facing five new charges.

Daniel Thomas Mackie cyberbullied children by posing as a friend on their social networking sites and texting their cellphones to ultimately force them to send him nude photos.

The mother of one of Mackie’s two dozen victims says the tough sentence offers comfort, but her daughter’s innocence is forever lost.

“We had our computer locked down at night. We thought we were safe,” said the mother of one young victim, whose identity is protected under a publication ban.

Mackie’s five-year-long spree targeting children is a wake-up call for all parents, she said.

“It’s not just computers parents have to watch out for. It’s iPhones, it’s iPods, it can happen in your home and you won’t know how to stop it.”

As he was sentenced Friday, five new charges were announced, including sexual assault, sexual interference, luring and indecent exposure related to a 13-year-old girl in 2007. [READ FULL STORY]

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