Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday #251

Here is another weekly round-up of predators busted for luring kids online…

A 21-year-old in LA was arrested for soliciting a 15-year-old boy in Albany NY online…

August 19, 2013
Corona Man Arrested In Nationwide Sex Sting
By Toni McAllister, Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch

A Corona man accused of coercing four boys into sending him sexually explicit images and videos of themselves via the Internet is expected next week to plead guilty to a federal charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

Darian Anthony Tillman, 21, was among five Riverside County residents snared in a nationwide law enforcement operation to catch suspected sexual predators, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Tillman was arrested in June following a two-month investigation into his contact with four boys, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old, located in California, New York and Washington, prosecutors said. [READ FULL STORY]

A 27-year-old man in California met a 14-year-old girl in Connecticut online and traveled to CT to pick her up and bring her back to CA. they were intercepted in Sacramento!

August 21, 2013
Online predators: How to keep your family safe
By Claudia Rodarte, CBS 47

Internet technology and social media continue to make strides. It’s great news for the most part, but it also gives potential predators easier access to our kids.

“It’s so frightening, I can’t even describe it,” says mother of two young boys, Nora Snyder-Trevino.
Snyder-Trevino realizes how easy it can be to fall victim to dangers online.

“If we don’t pay attention, they’re on the internet whether it be Facebook or something else and who knows who they can come in contact with,” said Snyder-Trevino.

A mother in Connecticut recently had her 14-year-old daughter go missing. Forensic evidence from the girl’s phone led investigators to 27-year-old, Nathan Salas of Merced. Investigators said Salas communicated with the teen, then traveled all the way to Hamden, Connecticut to bring her back to California. They were intercepted at the Sacramento International Airport. Salas had reportedly cultivated a relationship with the girl online. [READ FULL STORY]

This story highlights the work of the Office of the Texas Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit and gives examples of 8 guys nabbed for trying to solicit sex from minors online…

August 21, 2013
Outsmarting Online Child Predators
Written By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Every day, law enforcement officers around the state who specialize in cyber crimes investigations work tirelessly to identify and locate potential child sex predators who troll Internet chat rooms for underage victims. Since its launch in 2003, the Office of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crimes Unit has arrested 150 suspects who used the Internet to prey upon children – and we often do so by pairing up with local and federal law enforcement officers.

In a series of undercover sting operations during the month of June, for example, our cyber crimes officers teamed with officers in the Round Rock Police Department and the FBI to identify, locate and arrest eight suspected child predators in Williamson and northern Travis counties. All eight suspects were charged with online solicitation of a minor, a felony punishable by at least two years in prison. [READ FULL STORY]

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