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Georgia Kik kreeper threatened Florida girl for nude pics

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid, of Georgia, is accused of going to great lengths in order to allegedly harass a 13-year-old Florida girl over Kik into sending him explicit photos of herself. The girl is from Polk County, Florida, which is home to my personal favorite County Sheriff, Grady Judd. If one can be a fanboy for a law enforcement officer then call me a fanboy.

Anyway, according to the article from ABC Action News in Tampa, Reid went to some extraordinary, yet creepy as hell, lengths in order to get what he wanted…

According to the affidavit, the girl was contacted on November 4 via the mobile phone messaging application “KIK” by someone claiming to be a 14-year-old girl named “Laura” with the KIK username “laura_hench14” who was extorting her to send nude images.

Soon after “Laura” initiated a conversation with the victim, “Laura” sent the victim an image of a Facebook profile with the victim’s face on it, and said, “So listen. I’m gonna make a Facebook with your pic. I can’t stand you at school. I like you so much but you don’t notice me. So I want to see your bra. If you do that then I’ll leave it at that. But if you refuse then I’ll do something crazy like make a Facebook saying you hate [derogatory term for African-Americans]. If you tell anyone then I’ll also do it. I can wait until you ready.”

If that wasn’t enough Reid cranked up the creep factor…

The victim told the suspect he was a “creepy stalker guy” to which the suspect replied he was a teacher at her school and that he would pull her into his classroom and sexually batter her. He additionally told her, “I’ll bring a gun [to school] and kill us both. I’m desperate. Take a [nude] pic and you won’t have any trouble.” The suspect then sent the victim a video depicting an adult male rubbing his exposed genitals.

There are literally no limits to the lengths these pedophiles will go to in order to get what they want from your kids. Isn’t it better to have your kids be inconvenienced by parental monitoring than be scarred for life by cretins like this?

Sheriff Judd puts it best…

“This is a dangerous person,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “We know that he is one step away, if he hasn’t physically molested children, he will.”

Thanks to Monica for the tip.

You don’t have to be an old man to be a Kik Kreeper

Kendall Carter

Kendall Carter

Dispelling the creepy old man myth that permeates these stories 21-year-old Kendall Carter, of Milton, Tennessee, was recently indicted on child porn charges. Carter allegedly posed as a 14-year-old boy on our favorite messaging app Kik using the aliases of Kenny, mrstang76 and olliej2222. He reportedly would use the old pedophile trick of gaining explicit photos of underage victims before blackmailing them for more. If the victims wouldn’t send him more pics he threatened to send the photos to victims’ school, friends or family.

As is usually the norm in these cases investigators believe that Carter may have more victims…

Federal officials asked any possible victims in the case to contact the Nashville office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, at 615-664-5500.

While he’s not the youngest creeper I’ve ever posted about he’s pretty damn close. They aren’t all old men in dirty coats. They come from every background, race and creed. All the more reason to make sure you know who’s on your kids’ friends list. As I am wont to say Kik is ground zero for many pedophiles and sex offenders.

Prolific Kik kreeper had victims as young as 10

Carlos Antonio Williams

Carlos Antonio Williams

23-year-old Carlos Antonio Williams, of Tallahassee, Florida, has been recently arrested for a number of charges. Please allow me to have this article from the Tallahassee Democrat detail them for you.

…five counts of extortion or threats, one count of cruelty toward children allowing a child to engage in sex, 103 counts of possessing photographs depicting sexual performance by a child, 30 counts of promoting sexual performance by a child and 127 counts of transmitting information harmful to minors among other charges.

That was the setup and now for the punchline…

His bond has been set at $2,500.

Williams allegedly used the smartphone messaging app Kik to approach close to 60 underage victims ranging in ages from 10 to 17. Williams is said to have posed as a teen on Kik in order to try to get explicit photos of his victims. As is typical out of the predator’s playbook once Williams would get pictures he would try to blackmail his victims into sending him more. Predators like this often prey upon their victims’ insecurities and Williams appears to be no different.

Communicating with a 14-year-old Wisconsin girl over the photo sharing app Snapchat, Williams threatened, “I saved ur snaps (expletive) now what,” referring to the nude photos, adding “dumb ugly (expletive) u thought not sending it to me on kik was smart? u ugly (expletive) im older and wayy smarter.”

Snapchat is another app where you can send a friend pictures and their suppose to delete themselves after ten seconds however there are numerous ways to get around that.

Just imagine that was your daughter. If you’re not monitoring their online activity it could be.

Considering his low bond it should come as no shock that at the time of his arrest Williams was already facing charges for allegedly sexually texting a 13-year-old girl who was actually an investigator. So yeah, let’s let him out so he can go on to have even more victims. Speaking of his victims they are said to have been not only all over the US but the UK and Canada as well.

Not everyone on Kik is a predator but as I’ve mentioned before Kik is a very popular app for pedophiles and sex offenders.

Kik Kreepers of the week


39-year-old James Hames, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was arrested for allegedly taking a 14-year-old girl he met on Kik back to his place for sex after sneaking her out of her house at 2AM.

For the next story we stay in Baton Rouge where 25-year-old Matthew Chaney Walker is accused of allegedly using Kik to convince girls from ages 8 to 14, yes, that’s an eight, to send them explicit pictures of themselves then would extort them for more. No eight-year-old needs to be on Kik just for this very reason and if I’m not mistaken their terms of service say that you must be at least 13 which is still a questionable age for this app.

While your kids may think that Kik is just a messaging app used to talk to their friends it is also a known tool for pedophiles and sex offenders to gain access to your kids. Again I implore you to make sure you know what apps your kids are using and who’s in their friends list.

FBI seeking 241 victims of MySpace/Stickam predator

Lucas Michael Chansler

Lucas Michael Chansler

31-year-old Lucas Michael Chansler, formerly of St. John’s, Florida, is spending 105 years in prison on child porn charges after pleading guilty in 2014. Chanlser would pose as a 15-year-old on MySpace, Stickam, and AIM to solicit underage girls for explicit pictures. Once he started getting pictures from the victim he would extort them into giving him more by threatening to post them online or send them to the victim’s friend. All told, federal investigators say that Chansler had 350 victims. So far only 109 of his victims have been identified and the FBI is still searching for the other 241 victims. The feds also say that pictures of 49 of his victims are still being traded among pedophiles today. This article has a list of many of the usernames he used on the various platforms.

For those of you who may not remember, Stickam was a video chat site that was constantly embroiled in controversy. The website shut down for good in early 2013.

Additional details about this story and tips on how to avoid this kind of extortion can be found at the FBI website.

Welsh predator extorts US girls through Justin Bieber Tinychat room

Justin Bieber chat room used to incite two young girls to perform sex acts:

Benjamin Mahoney

Benjamin Mahoney

No grown man should ever be in a Justin Bieber themed chatroom, ever, for any reason. Unless you happen to be an online predator which 29-year-old Benjamin Mahoney of Wales is. Mahoney used the Bieber themed chatroom on Tinychat to groom two girls from Maine that were ages 11 and 12. For those of you unfamiliar with Tinychat it is a chat room service that incorporates webcams.

After gaining the girls trust he intimidated the two girls to perform sex acts on each other and if they refused he would threaten to post the videos on the web. The girls eventually went to their local police and through the help of the Department of Homeland Security they were able to track Mahoney down to the home he shared with his mother. Go figure. Mahoney was only given five years for his deeds.

First off as I keep saying no child under the age of 18 should have a webcam unless it’s to Skype to Grandma under parental supervision. If you allow your kids to have webcams like this not only do you have to worry about the predator in your town but predators worldwide as this shows. Lastly please tell your kids that no adult online is to be trusted especially if they’re in an age inappropriate room like teen pop star chat room. If they’re in there they are only up to no good.

Omegle child predator posed as Justin Bieber to extort girls

Christopher P. Gunn (not Bieber) and Justin Bieber. The resemblance is uncanny.

Christopher P. Gunn (not Bieber) and Justin Bieber. The resemblance is uncanny.

Christopher P. Gunn Charged With Sextortation And Cyberstalking After Allegedly Posing As Justin Bieber Online:

Authorities: Man lured girls by posing as Justin Bieber:

In Florida 31-year-old Christopher P. Gunn has been charged with posing as teen pop sensation Justin Bieber on the anonymous chat site Omegle in order to extort explicit photos from underage girls.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office states that Gunn would pose as Bieber and promise the girls things like concert tickets in exchange for topless photos. Once he would get the topless photos he would allegedly blackmail the girls into sending more explicit photos or he would publish their photos on the web. Investigators say that Gunn preyed upon girls from ages 9 to 16 throughout the world.

Gunn was already in custody for allegedly running a similar blackmail plot in Alabama. He would pose on Facebook as a new kid in town and would befriend high school age girls and try to get them to send him inappropriate photos.

In the Bieber scheme he would use such screen names as Justin Babin, justinqazabc123, and surprise.suprise1. In the Facebook scheme he would use the alias of Tyler Mileke.

If convicted on all the Florida charges he’s looking at 50 years. Not that I have a problem with that but here’s the thing. Gunn’s charges stem mostly from child porn and harassment charges. So far there’s no evidence that he met any of these girls and molested them. So why is that child molesters that actually rape their victims get far less time than scumbags like Gunn?

And again parents, no child, especially a 9-year-old girl, needs to have their own webcam and be on Omegle. Remember, their motto is ‘Talk with strangers.’ You wouldn’t let them talk to a stranger on the street so why would you let them talk to one in your own home?

Utah craigslist cruiser blackmailed

Brad Ray Adams

Brad Ray Adams

Police say man used Craigslist for sex, extortion:

If you’re a gay man or you hit from both sides of the plate I’m happy for you, I really am. However you may want to clue in important people in your life to your lifestyle. For instance your fiance. But if you’re trying to stay in the closet or keeping it on the down low as it were you may want to avoid cruising craigslist for anonymous hook ups. You may just find yourself blackmailed and outed.

In Provo, Utah police arrested Brad Ray Adams for allegedly extorting money from a man he met through craigslist. The victim was engaged to a woman at the time and Adams threatened to reveal their trysts to the fiance if the victim didn’t pay Adams and continued to have sex with him. Even after complying with Adams’ demands he revealed everything to the victim’s family. You would be correct in assuming that the victim is no longer engaged.

Adams had claimed that he had ruined the lives of others in a similar way.

Honestly I can never understand what it’s like to go through life gay but once again I would recommend to gay and straight people not to engage in anonymous hook ups on craigslist. Extortion is probably the least dangerous thing that could happen to you.

UPDATE 5/6/2012: Adams was only sentenced to 15 days in jail and a year on probation. Score another one for the bad guys.

Another fake cop extorts and assaults backpage prostitute

Leo Driscoll IV

Leo Driscoll IV

Kenner man accused of posing as a cop to extort sex and money from prostitute:

While police were investigating the crimes of the assumed deceased Kylan Laurent they came across another backpage predator.

Police there say that 23-year-old Leo Driscoll IV was posing as a police officer in order to extort money and sex from a backpage prostitute. Isn’t sex through coercion technically rape? Driscoll has been charged with extortion, impersonating an officer and possession of oxycodone but not rape or any kind of sexual assault for some reason. When a prostitute is raped it’s still rape.

With their millions of dollars that they’re allegedly spending what is Village Voice Media doing to protect these women from predators. That answer would be nothing.

Iowan pleads guilty to MySpace extortion and child porn


Iowan pleads guilty to child pornography, extortion charges:

25-year-old Garrett Drew Roegner of Plymouth, Iowa pleaded guilty to charges of extortion and child porn. It seems that Roegner had pics of him and his ex-girlfriend having sex when he was 19 and she was 17. The sex is legal but the pics are not. Bitch all you want, that’s the law.

Roegner threatened the woman over MySpace that he would reveal the pics if she didn’t meet with him.

He’s looking at 22 years but we’d be lucky if he got 22 months.