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Buffalo man accused of using social media for rape, child porn and child prostitution

Robert Pritchett

Robert Pritchett

20-year-old Robert Pritchett of Buffalo, New York is a real piece of work. Not only is he under investigation for child porn and rape charges in which he allegedly used mobile messaging app Kik for, but he’s also accused of prostituting a 17-year-old girl on Backpage and MeetMe.

Federal investigators believe he may have more victims…

While online, Pritchett went by a variety of names including James Heart, James Cooper, James Matthew, Tyler Games, James Allen, Jamez Tommy, Gabriel Michaels, Jess Allen, Thomas Allen, Matthew Allen, James Church, Faith Anderson and Max Heart.

If you have any information in connection to this case, you’re asked to contact the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force at 716.856.7800 or go to http://www.fbi.gov to submit a tip electronically.

Again I would recommend talking to your kids about scum like this and let them know that any adult they don’t know that starts talking to them online is more than likely out to harm them.

RSO accused of running child porn ring on Kik

Robert J. Holloran

Robert J. Holloran

With the recent news of mobile messaging app Kik being connected to the murder of Nicole Lovell a copious amount of Kik creepers have emerged from the woodwork. Some of whom look like they literally came from the woodwork.

For example, take 39-year-old Robert J. Holloran of St. Louis. He is accused of running a child porn group on Kik called “youngtorture”. Let that settle in for a minute. Holloran was not only charged with allegedly downloading thousands of child porn images but since he’s a registered sex offender he was also charged with failing to register his social media accounts.

Sadly Holloran is probably far from the last sex offender or pedophile to be found operating within the confines of Kik.

Cheer coach accused of asking teen for nude Snapchat

Jose Miguel Alvarez

Jose Miguel Alvarez

Once again I find myself asking the question why does it always seem to be teachers and coaches who are using Snapchat to prey on underage students?

For the uninitiated Snapchat is a smart phone app that allows you to share pictures with people on your friends list and the pictures are supposed to disappear after a short amount of time. That hasn’t stopped people from figuring out how to save the allegedly temporary pictures.

Anyway 23-year-old Jose Miguel Alvarez, of College Station, Texas, was a cheerleading coach at a local gym. He’s accused of allegedly requesting a nude picture on Snapchat from a 13-year-old girl.

The next day, the detective took the girl to a center that conducts forensic interviews on children. The 13-year-old told the interviewer that Alvarez had asked her if “she was one of the bad girls that send photographs.” After initially refusing his request, she sent him one nude photo from the waist up after he told her he would give her private cheerleading lessons, according to the probable cause statement.

Creeptastic.

While Snapchat may not be as bad as Kik it’s still not something that your kids should be using without a parent doing occasional checks. You may also want to have a talk with your kids about how Snapchat pics aren’t as temporary as they might think.

Facebook pictures of kids posted on child porn site

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Back in the early days of the internet, if you can consider 1997 the early days, people didn’t generally share their personal information online. That’s one of the reasons I still use a pen name after all these years. Back then you’d be hard pressed to find a lot of people posting pictures of their kids online. Somehow between now and the advent of social media we’ve lost that need to keep our private information private. We post the most mundane facets of our lives on placed like Twitter and Facebook without realizing how that information can be used against us or our children.

For example in Cork County, Ireland, a number of images of children that were posted on Facebook have ended up on a child porn website. The images posted on Facebook were not pornographic however that doesn’t stop the pedos from using Photoshop to manipulate the images until they are.

While I understand that this is an extreme case just remember that once a picture is out on the internet, even on Facebook, it’s near impossible to ever get back and they can be used from everything to your image used in ads to identity theft and beyond.

Kik kreeper asked 11-year-old for pics of 6-year-old

Timothy Walker

Timothy Walker

26-year-old Timothy Walker seems to fit the nomenclature of both sex offender and pedophile that seem to be so prevalent on the smart phone messaging app Kik. Walker was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit explicit pictures from an 11-year-old boy in Murfreesboro. Not only that but police say that Walker also tried to get the 11-year-old to send him explicit pictures of the boy’s 6-year-old sister. The NewsChannel 5 article states that the boy’s parents found photos on the boy’s phone but doesn’t elaborate on what kind of pictures they were. Since police say that Walker was posing as a child on Kik he may have sent the boy child porn. Walker is also a registered sex offender but the article is unclear as to what his prior offense was.

I know they probably don’t feel that great right now but hats off to the parents about being proactive with their kid’s phone. No 11-year-old needs to be on Kik no matter how many of their friends might be.

Police believe there may be more victims and are using Walker’s phone to possibly track down more suspects since Kik is an active trading place of child porn.

Here are some great tips on how to work the parental controls on iOS devices and here are some parental tips for Android devices.

Knowledge is power and you can use that power to protect your kids from online predators.

Craigslist baby sitter admits child molestation. This is my shocked face.

Daniel Benson Billman

Daniel Benson Billman

42-year-old Daniel Benson Billman, of Aransas Pass, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday to production of child porn charges and faces up to 50 years in prison. As part of Billman’s plea deal he admitted to molesting a 7-year-old girl who was in his care. Billman was watching the girl because he advertised his baby sitting services on craigslist. He is said to have recorded himself molesting the girl.

Why on Earth would anyone use the services of a baby sitter that advertised on craigslist, especially one that’s a middle-aged man? That just screams creep factor to me. I know, you’re probably a craigslist baby sitter who’s a nice guy. I don’t care. I would never use those services in a million years.

Kik kreeper caught with kid and kiddie porn

Robert Larson

Robert Larson

In case you or your kids needed yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of smart phone messaging app Kik here’s another one straight from the woodwork.

23-year-old Robert Larson, of College Station, Texas, was not only allegedly caught with a 14-year-old runaway girl that he had been communicating with through Kik, but when police further investigated his phone they reportedly found child porn connected to his Kik account.

From KBTX…

That’s where police say they found sexually explicit photos and video of adolescent girls and messages from Larson’s account requesting more images, including one message that stated, “Send me all ur pics of the little girls.”

Say it with me now, ew.

It’s never too late to talk to your kids about how Kik is filled with sex offenders and pedophiles. That is until they’re the victim in one of these stories, but hey, go ahead and wait. I’m sure I’ll have more Kik stories soon.

(Just as an aside, I realize I have a face made for radio but doesn’t this assclown just look like the textbook definition of a pedophile?)

Kik kreeper busted for child porn also kept woman prisoner as sex slave

Calvin Patrick

Calvin Patrick

34-year-old Calvin Patrick of Mt. Morris, New York, was recently charged for allegedly displaying child porn through his Kik messaging account. He is also believed to have been in contact with minor girls from other states.

What makes Patrick so reprehensible is not just the child porn charges but the child porn was probably discovered while he was being investigated after he was arrested for allegedly holding a woman prisoner repeatedly raping her for months. Unfortunately as the old slogan goes, but wait, there’s more.

Patrick was supposedly a level one sex offender. Level ones are considered the least likely to offend, in theory. Obviously that was not the case with Patrick since he went from pleading guilty to child porn possession in 2008 to not only torturing his victim for months but according to reports he was said to have been talking to an 11-year-old girl on Kik and commenting to a witness about how he wanted to keep the girl locked up.

Sadly it appears that keeping victims imprisoned is becoming a trend for Kik kreepers.

As usual, and it’s a shame we have to call this usual, this is the type of story that your kids need to see in order to understand the consequences for talking to adult strangers not only on Kik but any social or messaging app.

Lastly this should show that there should be no ‘levels’ when it comes to sex offenders and pedophiles. I’m reminded of Michael Jacques of Vermont from back in the MySpace days. He raped and killed his own niece, Brooke Bennett. He was also a sex offender who completed a ‘program’ in order to get an early release from prison. There’s only one level of sex offender and they’re all capable of committing barbaric atrocities such as this.

Pa. suspect charged with posting child porn on Tumblr

Jonathan Mostafa

Jonathan Mostafa

30-year-old Jonathan Mostafa, of Chestnuthiil Township, Pennsylvania, was recently arrested for allegedly posting child porn on Tumblr. When the images were discovered Tumblr contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who in turn contacted local police.

I still don’t understand why anyone would post child porn to a service that is owned by a multi-billion dollar corporation like Yahoo and think they could get away with it, but if makes it easier to find creeps like this then more power to ’em.

What really concerns me about this is that Tumblr is in the process of rolling out instant messaging for its users. Between creeps like this and the young userbase of Tumblr I see this as another avenue that predators can use to approach your kids.

Literal basement dweller charged with making child porn on Omegle

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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.