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NY private school teacher accused of sending nude Snapchat to student

NY private school teacher accused of sending nude Snapchat to student

Sara McLaughlin

In the wake of Dionne Younce we have another female school employee getting into the Snapchat game. This time it’s 38-year-old Sara McLaughlin, of Loudonville, New York, who is accused of allegedly sending a 16-year-old male student a nude pic of herself over the pic and video sharing app Snapchat. McLaughlin is the secretary at a private school in Albany. She is not believed to have had any kind of physical contact with the student.

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One of Snapchat’s main features is supposed to be that the pictures are temporary and will delete themselves after a specified period of time. However, that never stops anyone from taking a screen capture and that’s supposedly what the 16-year-old recipient of the pic did. As we all know 16-year-old boys almost always brag to their friends.

Once again people are actually coming out in defense of this practice saying it’s not big deal for a grown woman to do this to a minor boy. However, if this was a case of a male teacher sending a dick pic to a minor female student they’d be setting up a gallows in the middle of town square. No matter the gender involved this is wrong on every level. Our children need to be less sexualized these days, not more.

If she is guilty the suspect should be repeatedly forced to watch those SPCA commercials with that singer. You know, whatshername. “In the arms of an angel.” That one.

Ind. woman victim of Skout sextortion scam

Ind. woman victim of Skout sextortion scam

First off, let me say that I really don’t like using portmanteaus like ‘sextortion’ or ‘sexting’ in a headline. Unfortunately these phrases have become so commonplace I’ve no choice but to use them in order to grab someone’s attention.

Anyway, in the past I’ve posted about how online predators will try to extort children for explicit pictures of them over social media. While it’s more commonly reported with children this kind of blackmail can happen to adults too.

For example an Indiana woman was on the dating and social app Skout. She had begun chatting with a man who called himself ‘John Alani’. The man asked the woman for a nude pic and she obliged. As you can probably surmise that’s when things started going to hell. It didn’t help that she also sent him a picture of her driver’s license and social security number. In case you didn’t know by now those are two of the biggest red flags when it comes to being scammed. The man then started threatening her saying that he now had her kids’ names and threatened to have her sent to jail if she didn’t pay him over $3,000. He said that he had other women sent to jail. The victim refused and the man said that if she didn’t wire the money to Nigeria he would have her arrested for murder. Nigeria is the other big red flag when it comes to online scams since it’s the birthplace of such internet scams as the 419 scam.

While social networking apps and sites repeatedly want us to use our personal information for their gain I still say that you should be very guarded with who you choose to share that information with. You never know what you’re opening yourself up to.

Ohio man threatens to shoot underage Backpage girl if she tells

Ohio man threatens to shoot underage Backpage girl if she tells

Richard Purnell

You don’t normally hear about the johns that are busted using Backpage. More often than not it’s the pimps that you hear about but it seems that we have a special case in 55-year-old Richard Purnell of Parma, Ohio.

Purnell was arrested earlier this month for allegedly ‘patronizing’ a 14-year-old girl that was being trafficked on Backpage. Investigators say that they came across Purnell while investigating an alleged pimp, who was formerly featured on the site, by the name of Ronnie Pratt Jr.

Don’t think that this was a case of ‘I didn’t know she was underage’ either. Not only did Purnell allegedly send thousands of texts to a number of underage girls on Backpage, but he also is said to have threatened the girl by saying he would shoot her if anyone found out about them.

It’s not just the pimps that act violently towards the girls and women who are trafficked on Backpage. The johns can be just as, if not more, violent than the pimps. While Purnell is looking at a decade or more behind bars, we need more sentences and penalties like this for johns. Cut off the demand and there’s no need for a supply. Make the risk much greater than the reward. Not sending slime like this to jail is only fighting half of the problem. It’s like locking your back door while leaving the front door wide open.

Trench’s Tech Tip: Updating Windows 10 on an Acer Cloudbook

Trench's Tech Tip: Updating Windows 10 on an Acer Cloudbook

Recently I purchased an Acer Aspire Cloudbook 14 since my regular laptop is probably not too long for this world. A great pickup if you need a cheap laptop to just browse and Facebook and stuff, or in my case writing. The problem with the Cloudbook is that it only has a 32 GB hard drive, hence the term Cloudbook since they want you to ‘live in the cloud’ as they say. However, living in the cloud doesn’t help when it comes to updating the operating system. So I’m going to share with you how I fixed a recent problem with that in order to save people some time who happen to have the same problem.

Windows 10 notified me that it was in need of an update but there wasn’t enough space on the hard drive to complete the update. However I could choose an external drive to download the temporary files to. I had a 32GB SD card inserted into the SD slot and the system recognized it but it wouldn’t let me choose the card. The trick is to format the card as NTFS instead of FAT32.

The first thing you want to do is back up anything on your SD card that you don’t want to lose. After that you click on My PC, then right-click on the SD Card and choose Format. One of the options will be for format type and you want to change that to NTFS. Once that’s done restart the update and the system will let you select the SD card as the external drive. Once the system is done updating you can delete the temporary files on the SD card.

Hopefully this will save someone from having to scroll through endless forum posts looking for the answer.

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It was nice while it lasted: The FDA just killed vaping

It was nice while it lasted: The FDA just killed vaping

R.I.P.

First off, I’m not one of these guys who goes on about mods or ohms who blows big clouds of vapor while entering vaping competitions. What I am is a man who after 30 years of smoking was able to finally quit after discovering vaping. I tried the patch, nicotine gum, nicotine inhalers and prescription drugs. None of them worked for me as effectively as e-cigarettes and vaping. I started off using national brand e-cigs. Those e-cigs don’t really allow you to gradually wean off of the nicotine like vaping does so I switched to vaping. In the past three years I have not had any cigarettes, not even a cheat smoke. I could not have done that without vaping. I’m not the only person who has done this.

Apparently the FDA had a problem with this many people quitting smoking as this past week they enacted regulations which treats vaping and e-cigarettes the same as tobacco. What does that mean exactly?

That means nearly every e-cigarette on the market — and every different flavor and nicotine level — would require a separate application for federal approval. Each application could cost $1 million or more, says Jeff Stier, an e-cigarette advocate with the National Center for Public Policy Research and industry officials.

Think of your favorite vape store and think of all the flavors they have in all the different nicotine strengths. Each flavor in each different strength would cost a juice manufacturer a million dollars apiece. Your local vape store can’t even begin to afford that. What’s going to be left is juice made by the major tobacco companies. If you’ve ever tried that juice it only comes in one nicotine strength, full strength, and they taste like gasoline and are just as smooth.

So what does the government have to say about killing what is essentially the most successful smoking cessation process?

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says, “There are many other cessation tools available.”

Only ones that aren’t as effective. The ones they are talking about, patches, gum and pills, are the ones that are already paying money to the FDA to be on the market.

Let’s not forget about smoking either. This regulation will send too many back to smoking and whether you want to believe it or not that’s what the government wants. They say they’re concerned about people, especially ‘the children’, going from vaping to smoking but this is exactly what they want. The FDA could ban tobacco anytime they wanted. They choose not to because of all the tax money that the government gets from smoking.

So congratulations FDA, you’ve done exactly the opposite of what your organization was intended to do.

Ind. man accused of rape and attempted Backpage trafficking of teen

Patrick J. Davis

Patrick J. Davis

29-year-old Patrick J. Davis of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is accused of allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl he met through Facebook and possibly trying to prostitute the girl on Backpage. I’ll explain the ‘possibly’ part in a minute. But first let’s see what Davis, aka Alan Davis, is said to have done after convincing the girl to run away…

On March 28, Davis picked the girl up at her residence and deactivated the girl’s Facebook account and destroyed her cellphone. Davis then took her to the house of a woman who had been involved with prostitution and had girls working for her.

That’s not terrifying at all for a 14-year-old girl except when it is, which is all the time. And just for shits and giggles I guess Davis woke the girl while she was sleeping so he could rape her in the kitchen of the house. Unfortunately, rape is a common tactic used by pimps in order to intimidate their victims to remain working for them.

Now the reason I say he possibly was looking to traffic the girl on Backpage because Davis and his cohort were allegedly going to use a prepaid credit card to place the ad, except Backpage is no longer allowed to accept any credit card payments. Makes me wonder if Davis was either behind the times or using another website. Either way this scumbag needs to be put away for a long time.

17-year-old accused of producing child porn on Kik

DonnieHoward

Normally, and I use that term loosely, when you hear about a teenager being arrested for child porn it’s because he either took an explicit picture of himself or he had an explicit picture of his girlfriend and shared it with his buddies. Not this time.

17-year-old Donnie Howard of Crawford, Texas, has been arrested for allegedly producing child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. If you’re new to my site, in the past I’ve documented how Kik is rife with sex offenders and pedophiles and many of them use the app to trade or produce child porn. Howard is said to be no exception.

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The teen is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy while streaming it over Kik to an, as of yet, unknown person. Howard is said to have threatened the victim with violence if he told anyone about what had happened. He’s also accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl and sharing the photographs of that on Kik as well. He’s currently being held on $1.25M bond.

While I’m not excusing his alleged actions, since 17 is more than old enough to know they’re wrong, one can easily surmise that there’s more than one person in this operation. I have to wonder if he was groomed into this type of behavior by another predator on Kik or some other social platform which is yet one more reason to know what apps your kids are using and who they talk to on them.