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Kik kreeper receives incriminating message while in questioning

Kik kreeper receives incriminating message while in questioning

Kaalum Scott

18-year-old Kaalum Scott, of Osceola County, Florida, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Scott reportedly met the girl last year, you know…when she was TWELVE, and recently looked her up on the mobile messaging app Kik. He is then said to have threatened the girl over Kik by sending her a picture of himself with a gun while threatening violence against her and her family if she didn’t ‘have sex’ with him. Scott allegedly got his way before his victim told her family.

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While being questioned by police Scott at first denied everything, but while in questioning police say that his phone went off after receiving a new Kik message from a male friend…

The affidavit states Scott’s phone went off in the interview room with a message on Kik that read, “See, that is why I told you not to send her any pictures or anything, just deny everything!”

This would be almost comical if we weren’t discussing the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

13-years-old is the minimum age to be on Kik according to their terms of service. Maybe that’s why it’s so attractive to the plethora of sex offenders and pedophiles that infest its network.

Florida realtor charged with rape of girl he met on Omegle

Florida realtor charged with rape of girl he met on Omegle

Benjamin Sovacool

35-year-old Benjamin Sovacool, a realtor from Naples, Florida, was recently arrested for allegedly having sex (child rape) with a 16-year-old girl that he met through the cam chatting site Omegle. Sovacool was allegedly fooling around with the victim at her house when a Sheriff’s deputy pulled up after a report of a strange car at the girl’s house. Police say that Sovacool took off out the back. Details on his actual arrest are sparse but one story says he tried telling police that he was in the area because of his real estate work.

As I have mentioned before, the search phrase ‘can I get arrested for using Omegle’ is one of the most common search phrases used to reach my website, more so than any search query involving Kik and Snapchat. However, I post more stories related to Kik and Snapchat than I do Omegle, which leads me to believe that Omegle is not being investigated by law enforcement as much as it should be.

Also as I’ve mentioned before for parents, Omegle is not an app, it’s a website that can be used by any device with a camera, that includes cell phones and tablets. Since it’s a website and not an app it may be more difficult to see if your kids are using it. In that case you should not only be checking what apps your kids have on their phones or tablets but also their browser history as well.

Be smarter than your kids and be smarter than the predators that seek to harm them. Your child’s welfare may depend on it.

Female Florida Kik Kreeper solicited 11-year-old boy for sex

Female Florida Kik Kreeper solicited 11-year-old boy for sex

Stephannie Figueroa

20-year-old Stephannie Figueroa worked at a martial arts studio in Orlando. Florida. It’s there where she is said to have met an 11-year-old male student whom she is accused of soliciting sex from over the mobile messaging app Kik. Not only did Figueroa allegedly touch the boy on the thigh at the karate school but also sent naked pics of herself to the boy on Kik, fifteen in the last three months. She is also accused of inviting the boy over to her 21st birthday party so they could have sex.

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This isn’t the youngest Kik victim, or Kiktim if you will, that’s been on the site, but he is the youngest that’s been solicited by a woman. Maybe I was a late bloomer, but when I was a 11 I was more concerned about Atari games than girls, and when I was old enough to date girls who were 20 most of them wanted to date guys who were over 21. What could a grown woman have possibly seen in an 11-year-old boy? Even if he was 6′ tall and 180 lbs. HE’S STILL 11-YEARS-OLD. He should be playing Minecraft and not worrying if his karate instructor is going to touch him in the no-no place. Let’s not forget that even though this kid was only 11 there’s still going to be idiots who say “I wish I had karate instructors like that when I was a kid”. If that’s you then you’re part of the problem. With that kind of attitude you’re encouraging the over-sexualization of children whether you realize it or not. Just because the alleged perpetrator in this case is female shouldn’t make any kind of difference not in the eyes of the law nor the eyes of society.

As I am wont to say, Kik is overrun with sex offenders and pedophiles, some of whom are women, and no 11-year-old needs to be on Kik because of them.

UPDATE 6/26/2016: Figueroa has pleaded not guilty and has been released on bond.

Instead of not naming the killers this is what we shouldn’t do

Instead of not naming the killers this is what we shouldn't do

For a few years now there’s been a movement among some who believe that the names of killers like Omar Mateen shouldn’t be made public. They believe that this gives them the notoriety they wanted. In the past I have posted why I disagree with this practice. Long story short, we shouldn’t forget history’s villains and if we let the media give them names, like Son of Sam or the Zodiac Killer, that gives them even more notoriety than they were looking for. Instead, what we should be doing is not over-reporting the story.

For example, it’s no secret that Mateen pledged his allegiance to ISIS right before the shooting and ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack even though it wasn’t organized or ordered by them. ISIS thrives on having their name in Western media, lone wolf attacks like Orlando should not be attributed to ISIS as it just gives them free publicity and propaganda which in turn could influence more ISIS inspired lone wolf attacks like the Pulse nightclub shooting.

The other worrisome practice I see being carried out by the press is the reporting of every ancillary detail and minutia about the attack. Do we really need to know that Mateen texted his wife during the attack and also checked Facebook to see if the attack was trending yet? No, we don’t. In my opinion those are what I like to call rubbernecking details, items the news reports on solely to get pageviews and clicks. Journalism used to operate under such tenets of whether there was a need for the public to know certain details of a story, emphasis on the word ‘need’. Now most major media outlets are more concerned with SEO keywords than information that is in the public’s best interest. In my opinion this is just another practice that gives the killers the notoriety that they were looking for since their every move during the incident is dissected like they were some Hollywood celebrity ordering lunch at a small town diner.

I’m not holding my breath on any of these changes to take effect anytime soon since news publishing is the industry that coined the callous phrase ‘if it bleeds it leads’.

My thoughts on the Pulse Orlando shooting

My thoughts on the Pulse Orlando shooting

I normally don’t post about major headline grabbing crimes like this. I prefer to post niche stories that are under-reported, but the Pulse Orlando shooting is so significant that I can’ just ignore it. If you’d rather see how a real crime blogger posts about this please visit Bonnie’s post on the matter.

Anyway these are some random thoughts I had on the matter. Some I’ve shared to social media this weekend and others I haven’t

First I’d like to share some old blog posts I’ve written on other topics that I think may apply to this tragedy. The first is that the media is beating us over the head again with lists of the deadliest shootings in America. Again I think the more they do that the more trivialized the shootings can become. Secondly, as I’ve posted before, I don’t think it’s the access of guns that is the problem. It’s never been more difficult to purchase firearms legally yet we have greater levels of gun violence than at any point in our history. Lastly, for those of you who think that every practitioner, or even the majority of practitioners, of Islam are terrorists than you need to do more research, like I did after 9/11, rather than repeating the same old myths that keep getting propagated in the more ignorant parts of the internet.

Now for some random thoughts on the matter…

Just because some murderous assclown swears allegiance to ISIS, and ISIS claims responsibility for the attack, doesn’t necessarily mean that this was an orchestrated attack by ISIS. It could have just been a moment of opportunity for ISIS to claim responsibility. I would bet dollars to doughnuts that the cowardly scumbag was the only one involved in planning the attack.

I posted the following both on Twitter and my personal Facebook page…

As a society we’ve declined so much in the past 15 years that we didn’t even wait until the bodies were cold before we were waxing politically about our pet ideologies. The usual tropes were all carted out, immigration, gun control, Muslims, etc. Instead of coming together to fight hate we just kept fanning the flames of hostility. I wouldn’t say that we’re headed for a 2nd Civil War but as a country we’ve never been more divided since then, and as we all know a house divided can’t stand.

We’ve lost the ability to be objective in this country. We’re all too worried about being left or right, conservative or liberal, religious or atheist, than being human and American.

Another Florida teacher arrested for naked Snapchats (not a repeat)

Another Florida teacher arrested for naked Snapchats (not a repeat)

Daniel Morgan

In what is now becoming a running gag here on TTRR another Florida teacher has been arrested for allegedly sending naked Snapchats to a student. This time it’s 29-year-old Daniel Morgan of Jupiter, Florida. Morgan was a teacher at a Port St. Lucie County high school before resigning from his position briefly before his arrest. He is said to have allegedly sent a naked Snapchat to a 17-year-old female student of the school. He is said to have blamed taking the pictures on him being drunk at the time and that he doesn’t remember sending it. His lawyer says that this is a more complicated case than what’s supposedly on the surface. Right, good luck with that.

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Anyway I have to ask what is the obsession with teachers and Snapchatting their students? The only thing I can think of is that like a lot of adults they’re not actually aware that not only are the deleted pictures from Snapchat recoverable but users can take a screengrab of the picture they receive. I call that the ‘Blinking VCR’ effect. Kids, ask your parents what a VCR is. Parents, ask your kids how Snapchat works.

Another Florida teacher arrested for naked Snapchats

Another Florida teacher arrested for naked Snapchats

Thomas Tomaszewski

The teacher led obsession with Snapchat and their students continues, once again in the Sunshine State. This time it’s 29-year-old Thomas Tomaszewski who was teaching at a middle school in Orange County. He’s accused of allegedly sending nude Snapchats to and soliciting explicit pictures from a female student of his school. His ‘reasoning’ for Snapchatting his student sounds like it came straight from ‘To Catch A Predator’…

The girl told deputies she had trouble fitting in at school, so Tomaszewski gave her his phone number, the arrest report states. They started texting, with him often giving her advice or words of encouragement.

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Let me stop right there for a moment. As I’ve said before. Any contact between teacher and student that circumvents parents is rarely any good.

Anyway, Tomaszewski reported told police that he was just trying to help the girl feel “wanted and valued.” He might as well have said that he just wanted to hang out and that the wine coolers were just for him.

Since he’s a male teacher victimizing a female student I imagine he’ll be buried under the jail any day now.

Tyler Hadley to be resentenced for the bludgeoning murder of his parents

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Tyler Hadley

Add Tyler Hadley to the unfortunately growing list of murdering minors who get a second shot at sentencing while their victims are still dead. Hadley was 17 in 2011 when he bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer in their Port St. Lucie, Florida, Home. He then threw a party that he had invited all his friends to on Facebook while his parents’ corpses laid in their bed. He was tried as an adult and pleaded no contest but not before giving out prison autographs that read  ‘Hammer Time’.

Hadley was sentenced to two life terms, one for each parent, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, and Blake Hadley, 54. Now the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach has ordered that Hadley be resentenced due to the Supreme Court’s ruling that automatic life without parole for minors is unconstitutional.

Hadley’s uncle, Mike Hadley, puts it better than I ever could…

“All I can say is that whatever laws that they are passing to let these young kids under 17 to just do whatever they want and then give them a lighter sentence is insane,” Hadley said during a phone interview. “It makes no sense at all. When somebody can do those horrendous things to another human being and then stand back and laugh about it and have a party over their dead bodies is crazy. You can never let those people out on society again — ever.”

Added Hadley: “He got a lighter sentence because he didn’t get the death penalty. He’s lucky he got what he got.

Not to mention that he obviously has no remorse for his actions. Not only was he trying to parlay his infamy into some kind of badass prison rep but he also pleaded no contest. That means he did not admit any guilt but agreed that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him.

Like his uncle said, he deserves the death penalty. Anything less than at least one life sentence is a massive miscarriage of justice.

Florida man caught trying to screw the pooch on craigslist

George Wilkinson Jr.

George Wilkinson Jr.

21-year-old George Wilkinson Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, was recently arrested for allegedly looking for dogs to have sex with on craigslist. While this is not a new phenomenon it seems that Wilkinson was not shy about what he wanted. Normally the ‘people’ that are into pooch screwing use a thinly veiled code on craigslist. It seems that no one clued Wilkerson in…

In the ad, he wrote that he was looking for “someone who owns a big dog they like to mess around with … let’s go to your place and let’s have fun and get mounted by your dog.”

It doesn’t get much more blunt than that.

Wilkinson is said to have claimed that the ads were a joke. Ah, the old joke defense. We haven’t seen you in a while. The court thought the joke was so funny they set his bond at a grand and banned him from owning any pets. Sadly he did allegedly receive e-mails from people who were willing to let him have sex with their dogs. If that is the case I hope they are prosecuted as well.

Lastly, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t mention that this is a common occurrence on craigslist despite their so-called community policing. Apparently the craigslist community is too busy looking for dogs to abuse.

A corral of Kik kreepers

 Andre Martez Straughn

Andre Martez Straughn

39-year-old Andre Martez Straughn of Milton, Florida, was allegedly caught with over 50,000 child porn images, many of which were said to have been traded on Kik.

UPDATE 6/11/2016: Straughn has pleaded guilty to child porn charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August.
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