Police in Monroe County, Pennsylvania (again with Pennsylvania) received a tip from the National Center of Exploited and Missing Children after the NCEMC received a tip from the Pennsylvania based social network MeetMe.com. It seems that someone in the Monroe County area was exposing themselves and masturbating on webcam with underage girls on MeetMe.
That person was allegedly 19-year-old East Stroudsburg University student Charles Hampton. Hampton allegedly stated that he was 15 on his profile in order to meet underage girls. MeetMe staff state that they caught Hampton cranking it on two separate occasions, once with a 15-year-old girl and again with a 16-year-old girl.
When asked by police why he was doing that Hampton allegedly said that it was because he was bored. Yeah right. When most college students get bored they either get high, drink or play video games. No one comes up with the idea of “Well there’s nothing to do here. I think I’ll go through the process of creating a fake underage profile on a social network so underage girls can watch me punch the clown.” Again this is probably not his first rodeo but only the first time he got caught.
Parents it’s not just Facebook that you have to worry about your kids being on. There are a myriad of other sites out there like MeetMe where kids are going to try and get away from the prying eyes of parents. Educate yourself before it’s too late.