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15 year independent crime, news and opinion blogger.

Colorado Kik kreeper caught in Connecticut

Nathaniel Smith

Nathaniel Smith

29-year-old Nathaniel Smith of Aurora, Colorado, was arrested in New London, Connecticut, after traveling there to allegedly have sex (i.e. child rape) with a 13-year-old girl he met on the mobile messaging app Kik. Smith reportedly took a bus from Colorado to Connecticut in order to take the girl back to Colorado with him. They missed their scheduled departure and Smith booked a hotel room where he ‘had sex’ with the girl.

Talk about a twisted determination. This assclown traveled for days by bus, which seems to be the preferred method of transportation for interstate child molesters, in order to basically kidnap a 13-year-old girl. God only knows what could have happened to this girl if they had made it back to his place.

Anyone who has information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department’s Detective Division at 860-447-1481 or anonymous information can be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system.

By now I shouldn’t have to tell you that Kik is crawling with any number of sex offenders and pedophiles. While Kik does often cooperate with police they’re really not looking out for anyone’s kid. In our always connected world a vigilant parent is the best and in most cases the only line of defense between their kids and online predators.

Florida man charged with sexually assaulting girl he met on Omegle

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36-year-old Scott Prince of Naples, Florida, is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl. He is said to have met the girl on the random web chat site Omegle. Here is a list of his alleged offenses courtesy of WINKNews.com…

The pair met on three different occasions between December 2015 and Jan. 23:

A Bob Evans restaurant off Northbrooke Plaza Drive in December. They had sex in a nearby parking lot, the report said.

At Prince’s home in January. She was asked to perform sexual acts, the report said.

On Saturday, she was forced to perform sexual acts in his den, then was sexually assaulted in his bedroom, the report said.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office say that there may be more victims.

Here’s the thing about Omegle. Some reports call it an app but it’s not. Omegle is just a website, It can be used on any device that has a camera and an internet connection. It works amazingly well not only on PCs but on mobile devices as well. The only thing you need to use Omegle is a web browser. So if you’re looking for an Omegle app you won’t find one. If you’re looking for it on any of your kids’ devices you’ll have to check the browser history.

The other think about Omegle is that I don’t think enough law enforcement agencies are aware of the site. ‘Omegle arrests’ and ‘can I be arrested from Omegle?’ are the top search terms people use to find my website yet there aren’t enough arrests in proportion to the number of searches I receive. Kik makes many more headlines with arrests being involved yet hardly anyone searches for that. It leads me to believe that Omegle is possibly just as rife as Kik is with predators. The problem may be that Omegle doesn’t require any kind of user account as its purpose is to connect you with someone random regardless of age. That kind of anonymity combined with the number of kids that are on it and the lack of law enforcement involvement is a dangerous mix.

Dance teacher sent Snapchats to students letting them know it was ‘shower time’

Angel Pagan

Angel Pagan

Another case of a teacher using Snapchat to prey on students. This time it’s a 31-year-old dance teacher from a Chicago prep school. Angel Pagan is said to have allegedly taken pictures of his junk and sent it to some of his male students over Snapchat. That doesn’t even begin to cover how creepy this guy allegedly is.

From DNAinfo…

According to prosecutors, Pagan taught the first victim, a 16-year-old boy, in one of his dance classes. In early December 2015, Pagan allegedly walked in on the boy as he showered, fully nude, in a school locker room, and began to make comments about the teen’s genitalia.

Pagan also groped the boy several times, claiming he was performing a “cup check,” prosecutors said. In late December and early January, the boy received Snapchat photos of Pagan’s penis. The teen took a screenshot of one of the images and turned it over to police, according to prosecutors.

From ABC7…

Prosecutors also say Pagan fondled two students, exposing himself to one of them in the school’s locker room after showering. He also allegedly sent pictures of his genitals to the students with captions that said “fresh and clean” and “shower time.”

From the Chicago Tribune…

Later, when Pagan got out of the shower himself, he called the boy’s name, and the boy saw he was naked and aroused, prosecutors said.

And the Sun-Times…

When Angel Pagan sent pictures of his uncircumcised penis to a member of the dance team on the social media app, he added the hashtag “teamskin,” Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.

Again what is it with teachers using Snapchat to get in trouble with students. Just because someone is a teacher doesn’t mean they’re smart enough to know that pictures from Snapchat don’t always disappear.

Kip Kinkel to use Supreme Court ruling to appeal sentence, second verse same as the first

Kip Kinkel

Kip Kinkel

Late last month the US Supreme Court reaffirmed its earlier ruling that automatic life sentences without parole for teens was unconstitutional. This re-ruling has caused the attorney for Kip Kinkel to appeal the 115 year sentence a then 15-year-old Kinkel received for the 1998 murder of his parents and shooting killing two at Thurston High School in Oregon. The problem we’ve been here before.

In 2013 Kinkel tried to appeal his sentence after the Supreme Court made their initial ruling in 2012. is appeal was denied then because his sentence was not a mandatory life sentence. Kinkel entered into a plea deal of 25 years however the sentencing judge added 40 months for each charge of attempted murder which there were 25 charges. While I’m far from a legal expert I fail to see what’s changed in the last three years.

As far as I’m concerned Kinkel is the only school shooter who got a sentence close to what he deserved.

UPDATE 2/12/2016: To the surprise of absolutely no one Kinkel’s sentence has been upheld yet again.

La Loche gunman was allegedly teased

Dene High School at the La Loche Community School

Dene High School at the La Loche Community School

Again my apologies for being so late on this, as I mentioned in my previous post I was taking a mental break from working on the website but I’m back now.

In the days following the shooting at Dene High School in La Loche, Saskatchewan, The National Post reported that the gunman, who is said to have killed four, had been teased and bullied.

Perry Herman, who also knows the accused, said the teen was teased about his large ears.

“So many of those times that those boys joked around with him about his ears and whatnot, he didn’t get up and say, `You boys stop talking to me like this, it’s hurting my feelings.’ He just bottled it up.”

Herman said the bullying must have been going on for a long time.

Did he strike out at his bullies? It doesn’t seem likely…

“He once said that, ‘Some day I’m going to eff-up (the bully). I’m going to beat him up. He said that like a couple times,’ ” said Janvier.

Instead he killed two brothers, who have been rumored to be related to the gunman, and two school employees. Did this accomplish anything for him? Will any shooting no matter how violent ever stop bullying? For close to 20 years now those answers are still no. Bullying will always occur in our schools and yes I do know how traumatic bullying can be, however mass murder is not the proper response. No sympathy should be shown toward this kid. Instead of doing something to help his situation or bring attention to it he’s become just another killer to be profiled so schools can be more concerned about finding the next shooter instead of offering assistance to the bullied.

Kik used by Va. Tech student in murder of teen

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers

I’ve been taking mental break from the website for the past week or so but I read something tonight that demanded my attention.

I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg, Virginia. She went missing last Wednesday after sneaking out of her house. Her body was later found across the border into North Carolina. Police believe that she was allegedly stabbed to death by 18-year-old Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer. Also arrested was 19-year-old Natalie Keepers who is being charged with being an accessory to first-degree murder and helping dispose of Nicole’s body.

It’s believed that Eisenhauer met and communicated with Nicole through the smart phone messaging app Kik. Unfortunately that makes a lot of sense to me. For the past few years I’ve been posting just some of the examples of how Kik is used by sex offenders and pedophiles. Nicole, by all accounts, was a very vulnerable child. She was bullied not only in school but also online. She had survived several health scares when she was much younger, one of which left her with a visible scar. She seemed to be insecure about her looks and looked for approval online. That’s fertile ground for any kind of online predator. They live to prey upon the insecurities of their victims. Nicole honestly believed that Eisenhauer was her boyfriend.

The thing is any girl could have been Eisenhauer’s victim or the victim of another predator. There’s no profile for the type of victims on Kik. They can be smart, popular, cool, nerdy, loners or what have you. What I’m trying to say is that any kid using Kik is a potential victim. Have a talk with your kids. Let them know that if someone that old is showing ‘romantic’ interest in them it’s more than likely not for a good reason. And above all else educate yourself on these smart phone and tablet apps. Even if a cell phone is inactive it can still use a wi-fi signal to connect to these apps.

When I was young my parents could afford to be technologically illiterate and let the VCR flash 12:00. In today’s world where there are so many online avenues to your kids that luxury no longer exists.

UPDATE 2/12/2016: According to CNN Eisenhauer killed Nicole allegedly because she was about to make their ‘relationship’ public, however law enforcement has not commented on what kind of relationship they were having.

One suspect dead, another wanted in craigslist home invasion

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It seems that even the bad guys aren’t safe on craigslist anymore solidifying its wild west comparison.

In Littleton, Colorado, one suspect is dead and another is on the run after a home invasion gone wrong. A man had advertised something for sale on craigslist and two men showed up at his house and tied him up. They tired stealing the man’s cars but the man freed himself, retrieved his own gun and shot one of the suspects that was trying to steal his SUV. The other suspect got away in a gold 90’s Ford Mustang. The Mustang has been retrieved but the suspect is still at large.

The Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a Hispanic male in his forties. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

So far no charges have been filed against the homeowner.

UPDATE: According to a Facebook post by another local man this may not have been the first time the home invaders tried robbing someone in their gold Mustang.

UPDATE 2/4/2016: The man who was killed is reported to be 38-year-old David M. Martinez.

The second suspect has been identified as 54-year-old David Ernest Mascarenas and he has been arrested.

Trial set to start for the murder of Jaymie Adams. Is the wrong man being tried?

Jaymie Adams

Jaymie Adams

Since I started posting about the murder of Jaymie Adams I’ve contended that her husband, Justin Adams, was her killer. Not only was he prostituting her on craigslist while she was pregnant but he was also allegedly having an affair and had taken a life insurance policy out on his wife. Oklahoma City police originally arrested Adams and charged him with his wife’s murder.They then did an about-face and lessened the charges to manslaughter and under a plea deal allowed him to walk out of court a free man.

All of a sudden they arrested a man by the name of Jospeh Cyr and made him the prime suspect. The police say that Cyr was a john and killed Jaymie Adams although they never said, to my knowledge, what his motive was. They claimed that Cyr’s DNA was found on Jaymie even though it was not mentioned in the autopsy report. Now Cyr’s trial is set to start this coming Monday and we’re finally getting a glimpse of what kind of tactics the prosecution has planned.

From NewsOK…

Prosecutors plan to discuss Cyr’s past sexual interactions with women during the trial. They allege Cyr “repeatedly intertwines sex and violence” and desires to impregnate women against their wishes.

They also allege Cyr often pressured the women he impregnated into aborting “the very pregnancy which he sought and caused.”

This is the first I’ve heard of any such behavior like this from Cyr. I’m not saying it’s not true it just all seems very vague as far as motives go. In the time around Cyr’s arrest I had been contacted by Cyr’s girlfriend at the time and she did not give any indication to me about any violent sexual behavior towards her from Cyr.

The whole situation seems like the Oklahoma City PD screwed the pooch on this one. As far as I’m concerned the entire investigation was mishandled and should have been handed off to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) like the investigation into the murder of Carina Saunders.

In today’s climate where every police action is questioned and scrutinized and documentaries of police mishandling capture the country’s imagination why is no one questioning why this investigation was such a clusterfuck from the beginning?

Kik kreeper says “I’m not him” while being arrested for soliciting 10-year-old

Lance Kyer

Lance Kyer

30-year-old Lance Kyer of Indianapolis was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting a 10-year-old boy for sex over messaging app Kik. That’s not a typo, the kid was ten-years-old. Don’t get ahead of me just yet.

The boy’s mother had contacted police after finding explicit messages on her son’s Kik account. Police then posed as the boy in order to arrest Kyer. What happens next is the stuff of bad 80’s sitcoms…

When the investigators arrived to meet Kyer and identified himself as the police, Kyer responded, “I’m not him!” and tried to get away. He was quickly taken into custody.

Like the police would go “Ok, sorry. Enjoy your night”. That would almost be funny if we weren’t talking about a real predator here…

During the Kik exchange, the investigator maintained he was 10 years old and asked Kyer to confirm his age. Kyer said he was 30 years old. Kyer then asked when they could meet; the investigator asked Kyer what they would do if they did meet up. Kyer responded that “we can watch movies (and) maybe fool around if you like,” according to court documents.

So basically this 30-year-old man was asking a 10-year-old boy to Netflix and chill. Not only that but Kyer allegedly admitted to police that he had planned on travelling to Ohio to see another boy.

Now on to what you’re all screaming at your various screens of various size. What the hell was a 10-year-old boy doing on Kik? I’m glad that a parent was aware enough to detect what was happening but no 10-year-old needs to be on Kik especially since it’s rife with, you guessed it, sex offenders and pedophiles. You may as well just leave your kid duct taped to a school crossing sign at that point.