Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #245

Here are a couple more reasons you should be using PC Pandora computer monitoring software to know if your child is talking to a predator online!

A 23-year-old man in Indiana has been charged with posing as a young girl on Facebook and using fake profiles to coax other young girls into sending him pornographic images of themselves, and some into sexual meetings…

June 20, 2013
Man charged in Facebook ‘sextortion’ scheme
Jill Disis, The Indianapolis Star

INDIANAPOLIS — Federal officials said a cellphone and an Internet connection were all one Indianapolis man needed to sexually exploit almost a dozen underage girls during a yearlong Facebook “sextortion” scheme that drove one of the victims to attempt suicide.

Authorities announced charges Thursday against Austin Williams, 23, who is accused of posing as a young girl on Facebook and using fake profiles to coax other young girls into sending him pornographic images of themselves.

The investigation began in January after Williams was arrested on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl. Authorities said she was his last victim — but they said that they later found scores of text messages and pornographic images of other girls on his cellphone. [READ FULL STORY]

And here is a nomination for PARENTS OF THE YEAR!

June 18, 2013
Parents use daughter’s iPad to help nab sexual predator
By Jeff Humphrey, KXLY4

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane police are crediting two parents with catching an alleged sexual predator when he showed up to kidnap their teenage daughter after the parents realized their daughter was having an online relationship with a man twice her age.

When the couple confiscated their daughter’s iPad, it led to information about the next time the suspect was coming to Spokane and when he showed up in their alley in the middle of the night to make off with the girl, her parents were waiting for him instead.

That individual, Jason Richards, knew the girl was just 15, but detectives say he groomed the victim from his home in Federal Way and made several trips to Spokane so he could see her. [READ FULL STORY]


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