Latest Internet Predator to Get the Bust

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

In Southern Florida (Hollywood, to be exact), a 32-year old Ansen Brown met a 15-year old girl from California on MySpace (gee, there’s a shocker). He claimed to be a music producer and told the girl he could jump-start her career; he told her they would write songs together. That’s all it took. Brown then […]

The Paradigm of Investigating Internet Crimes Against Children

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I came across this guy’s blog, Dr. Frank Kardasz (ED.D.). According to his blog page, he “is an Arizona peace officer assigned to the investigations of Internet crimes against children.” On the page I have highlighted below, he wrote an excellent piece – based on much research and news articles, not just opinion – on […]

The Science to Being a Sex Predator

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I thought this was worth posting. A lot of sites have posted this bit of research from the University of Missouri, concerning the communication process that predators use to lure victims into a web of entrapment. Thought it does not have to do specifically with online luring and more with real life encounters, it can easily […]

Massachusetts: No More Online Luring for Predators!

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The big news today is from Massachusetts where the Supreme Judicial Court said for the first time, on Friday, that sexual predators could be prosecuted for communicating with their potential victims over the Internet. Now, before I paste the article, I want to give you my thoughts: There is a lot of hoopla over the […]

Wacky Internet Predator Wednesday

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

So I have decided, subconsciously at first, to do this once a week… when I have pulled together a good amount of stories from around the country to showcase the plethora of sickos arrested, caught or tried every week for trying and in some cases succeeding in having sex with minors they met online. Here […]

Stupid Comments on MySpace Lead to Gang-style Beating

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

This post isn’t shocking because it shows teens being cruel to each other, though the beating is pretty serious and effed up (why was this girl even friends with these people?)… But it’s more shocking – to me at least – because it demonstrates the value that teens have for MySpace, a pedestal that is […]

Internet Predators are Real

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I meant to write about this last week, but ran out of time on Friday. For all those that say fears are overblown, I submit the following four stories from Wednesday and Thursday of last week. These are abridged versions of the stories; you can click the links for the full monty: Ohio Cops Help […]

NY State’s Next Step in Fight Against Online Predators

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Earlier this week, the North Country Gazette reported a story about the NY State Senate’s efforts to further increase protections to kids online by taking another whack at would-be predators. Since I live in the state, I have a soft spot for these stories. You can read the full article here: Senate Okays Exploitation Prevention […]

PC Pandora’s Take on “the Net generation”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I came across this Q&A on APP.com with Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University-Dominguez Hills. Rosen has long studied “the Net generation,” the first to grow up with the Internet. I pasted the ENTIRE Q&A below because I think it’s a great take on the issue and has some good information within. […]

Florida Man Arrested for Trying to Set Up Sex with 11-Year-Old

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

This type of post is my guilty-as-charged go-to topic when I don’t have much else for the day… WBBH/ NBC-2 in Ft. Myers FL reported about another sicko who traveled “more than 100 miles to meet [a] girl who he thought was 11-years-old.” 22-year-old Alexander Quinones traveled from Miami to a shopping center in East […]