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Kik kreeper coerced young boy to perform sex act on his younger brother

Kik kreeper coerced young boy to perform sex act on his younger brother

Kyle Quentin Jackson

20-year-old Kyle Quentin Jackson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a grade-A scumbag of the highest order, ‘allegedly’. Jackson is accused of posing as a 14-year-old girl on the mobile messaging app Kik and got an 11-year-old boy using the app to send him explicit photos of himself. Unfortunately it didn’t end there, Jackson is also accused of coercing the boy into performing a sex act on the victim’s 9-year-old brother. As is almost the norm in these cases Jackson is said to have threatened to expose the pictures of the boy to all his friends and social networking contacts. The victims’ father found the videos on the kids’ iPad after it was too late and he notified police.

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As evidenced by this story apps like Kik aren’t just used on smartphones but can be used on tablets as well and all they need is a wifi connection. No 11-year-old boy needs to be on Kik. Not only is Kik rated Teen in the Android Play Store but its own terms of service state that no user should be under the age of 13. Let us also not forget about all the sex offenders and pedophiles that inhabit Kik’s network.

Ind. woman victim of Skout sextortion scam

Ind. woman victim of Skout sextortion scam

First off, let me say that I really don’t like using portmanteaus like ‘sextortion’ or ‘sexting’ in a headline. Unfortunately these phrases have become so commonplace I’ve no choice but to use them in order to grab someone’s attention.

Anyway, in the past I’ve posted about how online predators will try to extort children for explicit pictures of them over social media. While it’s more commonly reported with children this kind of blackmail can happen to adults too.

For example an Indiana woman was on the dating and social app Skout. She had begun chatting with a man who called himself ‘John Alani’. The man asked the woman for a nude pic and she obliged. As you can probably surmise that’s when things started going to hell. It didn’t help that she also sent him a picture of her driver’s license and social security number. In case you didn’t know by now those are two of the biggest red flags when it comes to being scammed. The man then started threatening her saying that he now had her kids’ names and threatened to have her sent to jail if she didn’t pay him over $3,000. He said that he had other women sent to jail. The victim refused and the man said that if she didn’t wire the money to Nigeria he would have her arrested for murder. Nigeria is the other big red flag when it comes to online scams since it’s the birthplace of such internet scams as the 419 scam.

While social networking apps and sites repeatedly want us to use our personal information for their gain I still say that you should be very guarded with who you choose to share that information with. You never know what you’re opening yourself up to.

Florida teen accused of using Kik to rape victims

Terry Fenelon

Terry Fenelon

18-year-old Terry Fenelon of Homestead, Florida, is accused of using social messaging app Kik in order to extort at least four underage victims into having sex with him. Fenelon would pose as someone named Dre and would ask his victims for explicit pictures and when he would receive them he would coerce the girls into have sex with Dre’s ‘cousin’ who was actually Fenelon. He would either threaten his victims with sharing the pictures they had sent them on Facebook and in some instances would threaten violence against a victim or their family. Please check out the links I’ve posted below to see what lengths of depravity this scumbag would allegedly go to in order to repeatedly violate his victims.

While Kik is awash with sex offenders and pedophiles online predators range in all ages and backgrounds.

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone who believes they were victimized by Fenelon is asked to call the State Attorney’s Office hotline at 305-547-3300.

Homestead Senior High School student accused of extorting sex from girls

Teen girls extorted into sex by Homestead High student, police say

4th victim says Homestead High student extorted sex from her

Florida Kik kreeper threatened rape to 11-year-old

Lucas Bales

Lucas Bales

25-year-old Lucas Bales of Cape Coral, Florida was arrested for allegedly trying to extort two underage girls for nude photos over the mobile messaging app Kik. Bales was arrested by my favorite law enforcement department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff Grady Judd.

Bales is said to have try to extort pictures from an 11-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl using the screen names of ‘Daddy’, of course, and ‘swflguy239’.

If you think that this is some kind of entrapment, like a lot of Florida creepers seem to do, this is how Bales allegedly threatened one of the girls…

He told an 11-year-old girl that he was going to post her home address on the Internet, ask people to come rape her, set her house on fire, or hurt her, unless the girl sent him nude photos and videos of herself, according to the arrest affidavit.

Hardly entrapment.

However there’s a bigger issue here that these two underage girls are on Kik. Not only is Kik rife with sex offenders and pedophiles but Kik’s own terms of service say that users should be 13. Pre-teens have no business being on Kik and if you really think about it no one who’s not an adult should be on it either.

UPDATE 2/17/2016 5:40 PM EST: I know criminal defense attorneys have a tough job but some of the stuff they come up with is just idiotic. For example, Bales’ attorney is saying that the threats Bales allegedly made weren’t actually threats…

“I wouldn’t call that a threat. But if we were all arrested for what’s in our head, we’d all be in prison,” Viacava said.

Let me know how that works out for you.

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

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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.

UPDATE 1/9/2016: Matthew Chaney Walker pleaded guilty to extortion, production of child pornography and receipt of child pornography. He’s looking at 30 years when sentenced.

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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.