Tag Archive: child solicitation

Pa. police catch hybrid craigslist/Kik creeper

Michael Straff

Michael Straff

Police in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, recently arrested 58-year-old Michael Straff for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl. Straff is said to have placed a craigslist ad entitled “Daddy’s Looking for his Baby Girl KIK Q m4w (Philadelphia and Burbs).” He reportedly communicated with the detective he thought was a girl on Kik using such usernames as “imyourDaddy011” and “Daddy for u.”

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When the subject of age came up Straff allegedly had an answer I haven’t heard before. He is said to have replied to the age matter with “Well I’m not pushy and I am laid back.” In reality that’s just another way of saying the child predator mantra of ‘age is just a number.’ He’s also accused of allegedly sending dick pics to the detective as well.

Not surprisingly, the meeting place where the arrest took place was yet another fast food place. A doughnut joint for once, that’s new at least.

Not only is Kik full of sex offenders and pedophiles but you’d be kidding yourself if you didn’t think craigslist was as well.

Mich. swim coach accused of sexually Snapchatting student

Tyler Card

Tyler Card

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26-year-old Tyler Card was a swim coach at a high school in Allen Park, Michigan. He’s since been fired after allegedly sending sexual Snapchat messages to a 15-year-old girl who was on his swim team and requesting nude photos from her.

I’m curious to know how he was able to obtain his victim’s Snapchat name. No kid should be giving out their Snapchat accounts to any adult who’s not a family member. Also I have to ask again why is it that Snapchat seems to be so prevalent among teachers/coaches who feel the need to sexually prey on their students? I mean outside of the fact that it attempts to circumvent parental notice.

Break-in suspect asked teen victim for $10 or sex over Kik

Jerry Lee Thomas

Jerry Lee Thomas

18-year-old Jerry Lee Thomas of Winter Haven, Florida, is a suspect in an alleged home break-in. Being an obvious criminal mastermind Thomas allegedly contacted a 15-year-old girl who lived in the house he’s accused of robbing. Police say that Thomas messaged the girl through Kik and offered the girl information on the burglary in exchange for $10 or sex. How can a woman of any age turn down such a flattering offer? That was sarcasm by the way.

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Anyway, the girl turned Thomas down and her mother contacted police who posed as the girl on her Kik account. All they had to do was wait for Thomas to show up in order to arrest him. Thomas’ ‘not me’ defense is something straight out of ‘To Catch a Predator’. He reportedly claimed that he didn’t even have the Kik app on his phone but a friend must have used his phone to message the girl. So why was Thomas the one to show up at the girl’s house? He supposedly claimed he was there to ‘help’ her. We also would have accepted that they were just going to ‘hang out’.

So not only is Kik lousy with sex offenders and pedophiles, but it seems they have their share of idiot burglars too.

Ex-elementary principal from Texas turned craigslist creeper read his text messages too fast

Oscar Figueroa

Oscar Figueroa

While Kik may be the go to go to app for online predators these days craigslist still has a number of its own. For example 47-year-old Oscar Figueroa is currently on federal trial in Texas for child solicitation charges. The former elementary school principal is accused of posting ads on craigslist with such phrases as the almost usual “The Younger The better”.

Figueroa allegedly met a 35-year-old police investigator posing as a 16-year-old at a movie theater. One of his defenses is that since the undercover officer was actually 35 then there was no crime committed…

“If you send an undercover that looks like he’s 25 or 30, there’s no crime, right?” defense attorney Bruce Anton asked one witness.

Um…yes, there’s still a crime. If an undercover officer poses as a drug dealer in order to arrest a drug supplier there is still a crime being committed.

His other defense is that he read his text messages too fast…

Figueroa told police after he was arrested that he hadn’t read the text message closely and didn’t realize he had agreed to meet a minor.

Which kind of falls apart with the prosecution’s evidence…

On Tuesday, jurors saw nearly three dozen of Figueroa’s online ads from the 122 pages turned over by Craigslist to prosecutors. Those 122 pages of ads posted between Jan. 1, 2015, up until his arrest contained 208 references to age, using terms such as young, son, teen, kid and boy.

Turned over by craigslist but they supposedly can’t do anything to prevent ads like that from being posted, but I digress.

I’m sure the entrapment criers will try to turn Figueroa into one of their martyrs but make no mistake, this guy knew exactly what he was doing.

Florida Kik kreeper narrated each movement of victim from car

Miguel Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez

27-year-old Miguel Rodriguez of Orange County, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly using the mobile messaging app Kik to send explicit photos of himself to an underage girl. Normally that would be scary enough for most parents but Rodriguez is said to have taken it even one step further…

Detectives said Rodriguez “narrated each movement” while watching the victim and her parents from his car as he was parked near their home.

So not only was the victim in potential danger but her entire family could have been as well. It doesn’t take a lot of information for a predator to find out where their victim lives. It can take as little information as where they go to school or what sport they play.

Kik is swimming with sex offenders and pedophiles and while Kik does cooperate with law enforcement it’s not their job to protect your kids. A vigilant parent is the best and only line of defense between online predators and your kids.

A cavalcade of Kik kreepers

Dylan Young

Dylan Young

25-year-old Dylan Young was arrested by police in Chandler, Arizona, for allegedly trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl over the mobile messaging app Kik. The 14-year-old girl was actually a police investigator.
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Another craigslist creeper who said age doesn’t matter

Justin D. Greer

Justin D. Greer

29-year-old Justin D. Greer of Marietta, Pennsylvania, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor on craigslist. Investigators say that Greer’s ad included the pedophiles’ mantra of “age doesn’t matter”. Police posed as a 15-year-old girl and communicated with Greer.

Even though Greer was aware of the girl’s age, he asked for photos via text message and asked “what makes you want to try to have sex,” the affidavit states.

I’m sure some pedo-defenders will decry this as entrapment but as usual it’s not. Since Greer is the one who placed the alleged ad it’s kind of obvious what he was fishing for.

73-year-old man charged with being a Kik kreeper

James Swanson

James Swanson

73-year-old James Swanson, of Crivitz, Wisconsin, has been arrested by Waukesha police for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex over the mobile messaging app Kik. Police say that Swanson tried using his photography business as a way to approach his alleged victim. However the 15-year-old girl was actually a detective from the Waukesha police.

Police say Swanson asked the detective, who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for nude photos “several times,” allegedly telling the detective/15-year-old girl “I like young.”

The complaint indicates Swanson sent the detective photos of nude, younger females, along with pornographic images and videos.

Of course police set up a meeting where Swanson was arrested and at the time of his arrest he was reportedly in possession of a sex toy and erectile dysfunction pills, among other things.

Police believe he may have had other victims…

Police say if Swanson has taken nude photos of you against your will, you should contact the Waukesha Police Department at (262) 524-3831.

The main reason I posted this story is because this is a septuagenarian who had the technical wherewithal to be able to use Kik proficiently enough to try to find victims. If you’re a parent of a child who is in the target demographic for Kik users and you think you’re too old to learn how to navigate your kid’s smartphone you’re not. You’re never too old to learn how to protect your kids from the sex offenders and pedophiles on Kik.

Suspect crosses state lines in attempt to have sex with 12-year-old from Omegle

Ryan Salehzadeh

Ryan Salehzadeh

25-year-old Ryan Reza Salehzadeh, of Fayetteville, Georgia, allegedly traveled to Pembroke Pines, Florida, in order to ‘have sex’ (child rape) with a 12-year-old girl whom he met on the webcam chat site Omegle. According to Google Maps that’s roughly a 9 hour drive. For those of you who may not know Omegle is a site that pairs you up with a random person to chat with. Its motto even encourages you to ‘Talk to strangers!’

Salehzadeh is said to have told the girl that he loved her and wanted him to be the first mas she had sex with. He also used the old predator adage of ‘age is just a number’…

“Age doesn’t matter it’s just a silly number, plus I’m not one of those people who freak out about age, I don’t care about age,” he wrote, according to the arrest warrant. “I want you baby.”

As I’ve said before Omegle is not an app. It’s a website that cab be accessed from any camera enabled device that has internet access and a web browser and Omegle has no way of verifying your child’s age. That means your kids could potentially access Omegle from their phone, tablet or computer at any time opening them up to predators like this. Luckily Salehzadeh was arrested before he could harm the girl but other children that have met predators through Omegle have not been so lucky.