Author Archive: Trench Reynolds

15 year independent crime, news and opinion blogger.

Charlotte 10-year-old solicited through Kik


A 10-year-old girl from right here in Charlotte, North Carolina, had a pornographic image sent to her through the instant messaging app Kik. No arrests have been made but the suspect allegedly posed as a 15-year-old named Steven.

In case you needed more incentive to find out what apps are on your kids’ phones this should be it as Kik is a known refuge for pedophiles and sex offenders. No 10-year-old needs to be on Kik.

Law enforcement and social media

We all know that people are constantly being arrested for the crimes they claim credit for on their social networks. Well the extent of law enforcement investigations goes well beyond that when it comes to social media.

Via: YagLaw of Los Angeles

Who watches the watchmen?: Secret Service Kik Kreeper edition


This past Monday 37-year-old Lee Robert Moore turned himself in to the Maryland State Police. Moore has been charged with allegedly setting up a meeting for sex with a 14-year-old girl through Kik and another app called Meet24 while on the job. The job part is important since Moore is a former agent of the Secret Service who had worked in the White House.

Of course the 14-year-old girl was actually a Delaware State Trooper..

Court documents show Moore deleting his Kik profile and stating, “do you know how many fake female profiles are out there, a guy needs some reassurance that he is talking to who he thinks he is talking to, and not I shudder to think.”

Moore then had a similarly explicit conversation with another Delaware State Trooper posing as another underage girl…

Court documents show the two have yet another sexually explicit conversation that lasted 40 minutes on September 28, 2015. During that conversation, Moore and the undercover agent discuss plans for a possible meeting.

On October 6, 2015, court documents show Moore sent a photo of his penis.

In case you needed further ick….

In chatlogs from a criminal complaint obtained by the Daily News, he wrote: “I would take immense pleasure in pulling those shorts off your hips and down your cute little legs” and “All you have to do is enjoy it, tell me how much you’re enjoying it, and moan when it feels good.”

On November 7th Moore was stripped of his badge and gun and placed on leave. I’m assuming while pending the investigation. After his removal from his post Moore messaged the ‘girl’ again…

“I don’t think we should talk anymore. I can’t explain, but I have too much going on, and I need to pull away from talking to people online altogether. This will be my last message.”

Lee Robert Moore

Lee Robert Moore

That has to sting, pun intended, sending further incriminating evidence to someone who’s investigating you, allegedly.

For someone who worked for an agency that’s supposed to protect the President and other dignitaries and investigate high-profile financial crimes you’s think he’s have covered his tracks better.

This is the part where I remind you that Kik has become a haven for pedophiles and sex offenders.

Literal basement dweller charged with making child porn on Omegle


I’ve talked about Omegle a lot in the past. For those of you who may not know it is a website that allows anyone with a webcam or smart phone camera to chat with random strangers. Omegle’s terms of service state that you have to be 13 to use the site but there is no real way to keep out anyone who may be younger. Also as I’ve mentioned before Omegle is one of the most popular subjects on this site since so many people are Googling the phrase “Will I be arrested from Omegle?” in order to reach the site. That leads me to believe that there’s not enough investigations being done by law enforcement agencies into Omegle predators. Not a day goes by where Omegle isn’t one of the top search terms for this site. However that doesn’t mean that people on Omegle aren’t being arrested for illicit behavior.

Police in Salem, New Hampshire recently arrested 33-year-old Brian Powell for allegedly using Omegle to produce child porn. Police say that while living in his mother’s basement Powell would get on Omegle and get underage girls to take their clothes off. Underage is an understatement as some of his victims are believed to be as young as 8 and 9-years-old. No 8 or 9-year-old child needs to be on Omegle as even their slogan of “talk to strangers” should indicate it’s not really a place for children.

Brian Powell

Brian Powell

Again as is the case with a lot of these apps or websites all you need us a device and a wifi connection to get on. There is no official app for Omegle but it does have a very responsive mobile version of its site that will allow you to use your smart phone camera on it through the web browser. Here is a great article on how to block certain sites on most devices.

As with any app or website they’re not going to take any measures to effectively protect your kids. As a parent you are the only real line of defense between online predators and your kids. Allowing them to have unfettered access to internet enabled cameras is akin to leaving their bedroom windows open for predators.

Suspect charged with raping special needs woman he met on MeetMe


Police in Albuquerque believe they may have a serial rapist on their hands after arresting 32-year-old Eli Kronenaker. Kronenaker was recently arrested after allegedly raping a 21-year-old special needs woman that met on the MeetMe social networking website. As I’ve mentioned before MeetMe should be called MeatMe since it’s basically a glorified hook up site and app. The victim was said to have the functioning capability of an 11-year-old. Police believe that Kronenaker may be specifically targeting special needs individuals.

Police urge guardians and caretakers to talk to lower-functioning female adults.

“Check their phones, check their emails and talk to them,” said APD Officer Tanner Tixier.

If you think it’s possible you or someone you know was victimized by Kronenanker, report it to police through 505-242-COPS.

Kronenanker was said to have used the alias of ‘Jeff’ on MeetMe.

Tumblr to get instant messaging and what this means for parents


Blogging site Tumblr recently announced that they are rolling out an instant messaging service for users. Between its popularity with teens and guys who like to post child porn on it this should be a concern for parents.

According to the official announcement by Tumblr any user can message any other user by default. Settings can be changed to block any person that you’re not following. So potentially your child can be messaged by anyone on Tumblr. I’m not saying that your child will be approached by every predator on Tumblr however, it is one more avenue that they’ve been given.

The messaging service will be available on both desktop (pcs and laptops) and mobile (phone and tablet) platforms. So all anyone needs to access this service is a device and a wifi connection. If you’re a parent this is one more instant messaging app that you need to be aware of in order to better protect your kids.

Sandy Hook truther assails victim’s family


I actually have somewhat of a fascination of conspiracy theories. I think they can be fun little works of fiction. What I can’t stand are the conspiracy theorists themselves who ignore all basic tenets of logic and science just to put forth whatever the latest tripe is that Alex Jones is pushing. It pisses me off even more when these dim-witted troglodytes feel the need to interject themselves in places they’re not welcome with their outrageous accusations.

Recently in Stratford, Connecticut, the Vickie Soto 5K race was being held with the purpose of raising money for educational scholarships in her name. For those of you who may not remember, Vickie Soto was the teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who selflessly put herself between gunman Adam Lanza and her students. She died protecting little lives.

So leave it to some false flag believing asshat to ruin this event. 32-year-old Matthew Mills of Brooklyn and went to the event allegedly with the sole purpose of approaching Vickie Soto’s family

Police said Mills approached Vicki’s Soto’s younger sister, Jillian. They said Mills shoved a photograph in the younger Soto’s face and began angrily charging that not only did the Sandy Hook tragedy not take place, but that Vicki Soto never existed.

Can you imagine walking up to a family at a memorial for their love one who died a tragically violent death to tell them that their daughter/sister didn’t even exist? I’m almost positive that the belief in conspiracy theories is an indication of sever mental illness. The kind that gets you a padded cell with daily electroshock treatments and possibly a frontal lobotomy.

If I were in charge I would round up all the conspiracy theorists and place them in secret FEMA prison camps. That way they’d be separated from the rest of society and they’d probably finally be happy since they told us all along.

Lovely college girl with a thing for older men was a 14-year-old girl on Backpage

Ronnie Pratt Jr.

Ronnie Pratt Jr.

Just because Backpage has been dealt a serious financial blow doesn’t mean they’re down for the count just yet. They’re still collecting money for the children being sold into sexual slavery on their site.

In Cleveland, 22-year-old Ronnie Pratt Jr. was arrested for allegedly turning out a 14-year-old girl on Backpage for the purposes of prostitution. When interviewed by the FBI the victim said that she had been working for Pratt since she was 13. Pratt allegedly advertised her on Backpage as “lovely college girl” who has a “thing for older men.” Federal investigators saw the ad and though the girl looked a little young. Apparently they were right.

While Backpage may not be allowed to accept credit card payments anymore they are still accepting cash, check, money order and bitcoin so we can’t relax just yet. We can’t rest until Backpage is no longer making any kind of money off the women and children who being trafficked on their site.

Child porn poster just wanted to put outrageous things on Tumblr


Since I’ve started this website I’ve always been fascinated by the excuses that alleged criminals give for their crimes. That fascination grew after the popularity of the To Catch A Predator series when most of the suspects were asked why they were there said they just wanted to hang out.

For example take 25-year-old Krishna Royster, of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said they found a number of child porn images being posted to Tumblr. Investigators are said to have allegedly traced the images back to Royster’s computer. This is supposedly how Royster explained his actions to police

When they later confronted him, police said Royster admitted uploading the images to Tumblr but claimed he didn’t have any urges to act on what he saw with children.

“He said he just tried to put outrageous things on Tumblr and the child pornography photos and videos were part of that,” police said Royster told them.

Why didn’t you say so? That makes everything ok. You’re free to leave. It really can be like listening to a 6-year-old trying to explain why the lamp is broken. There is no excusing child porn for whatever reason.

North Carolina upholds sex offender ban on social networks


This past Friday the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the law that bans registered sex offenders from using social networks like Facebook. I’m actually ambivalent about this law mostly because it was pushed by NC Attorney General Roy Cooper back in the MySpace days as a piece of feel good legislation designed to get him re-elected. It must have worked because he’s still in office. When it first passed I argued that it really does nothing to protect kids from the predators who haven’t been caught yet.

Since that time I’ve referred to the law as the ‘Dumbfish’ law. I call it that because it is akin to a dumb fish jumping into a fisherman’s boat. Registered sex offenders in NC are supposed to register their e-mail addresses and social networking profiles with the state. In theory all they would need to do is just use a new e-mail address. However that has not stopped several sex offenders in NC from being caught in the Dumbfish net.

The main reason I’m ambivalent to the law is that no one should expect the government to raise your kids. As I tend to say parents are the only real line of defense between online predators and their kids.