Indiana has Dumbfish law upheld

Give me that fish!

Give me that fish!

Judge upholds Indiana Facebook ban for sex offenders:

I didn’t know that Indiana even had a Dumbfish law on the books yet here we are.

Anyway a federal judge upheld Indiana’s law that bans registered sex offenders from Facebook and other social networking sites regardless if they’ve completed their probation or not.

“Social networking, chat rooms, and instant messaging programs have effectively created a ‘virtual playground’ for sexual predators to lurk,” Judge Tanya Walton Pratt wrote in the ruling, citing a 2006 report by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that found that one in seven youths had received online sexual solicitations and one in three had been exposed to unwanted sexual material online.

Of course those great defenders of pedophiles known as the ACLU have a problem with this. They plan on appealing the decision naturally. God forbid we should have an internet free of child molesters and rapists.

Again I say though these laws banning sex offenders from social networking are really just feel good legislation designed to garner votes for politicians. Only the dumbest of predators get caught by these laws, as I keep saying, like the dumb fish that jump into the boat.

In reality legislation isn’t needed. Most social sites already ban registered sex offenders from their site but no TOS or law will keep online predators from trying to approach your kids. What we need instead is more tech savvy parents who know how to check on their kids’ internet activity when it be through computer, tablet or phone. Unfortunately more and more parents just let their kids run off on their own on the internet and hope for the best. Politicians don’t want to tell their constituents to be better parents. That wouldn’t get them re-elected.

Accused child molester says he trolled craigslist for victims

Nicholas Blinn

Nicholas Blinn

Police: Man Trolled Craigslist For Sex With Boys:

Recently 25-year-old Nicholas Blinn of Danville, Indiana was arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. It turns out that he may have many more victims.

According to police Blinn said that he often scours craigslist in search of sex with boys. He may have molested boys in four Indiana counties. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg in this story.

Blinn also said that he would often meet people for sex off of craigslist and that some of them turned out to be ‘too young’ for him.

Do you see this craigslist? This is your clientele. Besides child molesters they’re pimps, thieves, killers and con men. Yet you still refuse to do any kind of moderation in the personals or casual encounters sections.

How many more children have to be violated before you do anything about this?

How does the saying go? All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Or for greedy men to turn a blind eye to what they know is wrong.

Fort Wayne prostitution arrest shows typical pimp behavior

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Prostitution arrest after ad:

Police in Fort Wayne, Indiana arrested Antwone K. Davis Sr. on prostitution charges after investigating an ad on their local section of backpage.com. They allege that Davis was basically the woman’s pimp and some quotes in the article show that he was displaying typical pimp behavior…

A woman in the car told police she and Davis had been dating for six months and that he had come to her two months ago about “making money” through online prostitution. The woman told police Davis posted the ads, but she also told them she posted the ads, court documents said.

Davis told police his girlfriend would give him the money she received from clients, and they would share it, but later he told police she would keep the money and buy what they needed, court records said.

It sounds like to me that the woman was trying to cover up for Davis in fear of what Davis could to her. Also the fact that Davis would keep all the money shows that this woman was probably nothing more than a sexual slave for Davis with no freedom of her own.

Like I keep saying if the government really wanted to do something serious about prostitution and human trafficking then they would send these pimps to prison for some seriously long sentences.

Pedophiles target 10-year-old on YouTube

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In Pine Grove Township, Indiana authorities are saying that a group of sexual predators targeted a 10-year-old boy through YouTube. Now don’t get ahead of me yet, we’ll get to that in a second.

Police are saying that the predators posed as 14-year-old girls and coerced the boy into posting nude videos of himself on YouTube which he did. He got requests for more videos like that and the boy deleted the original video. He then started receiving threats if he did not post more videos.

The boy’s mother discovered what was going on because she receives copies of the e-mails sent to her son.So far the suspects remain at large.

Now while I think it’s a great idea to have copies of your kids’ e-mails sent to the parents account let’s discuss the 800 pound gorilla in the room. What in the blue hell was a 10-year-old doing with his own YouTube channel? Are you high? Have you ever read the comments from a typical YouTube user? Let’s also not gloss over the fact that the 10-year-old allegedly claimed to be 16 on YouTube. I seriously doubt he was fooling anybody.

Look parents, YouTube is no place for a 10-year-old. Hell, it’s not a place for most children if they can’t handle the verbal abuse that will be heaped upon them by the entirety of YouTube.

And again good job YouTube for the community policing that caught the video before it could fall into the wrong hands. Oh wait, it didn’t.

Guy searches for young girl on craigslist gets arrested for child porn instead

Jonathon Martin

Jonathon Martin

Craigslist child pornographer arrested:

The Indiana State Police say that 28-year-old Jonathon Martin of Vincennes, Indiana posted an ad on craigslist seeking young girls for sex. I’m assuming they mean underage girls.

The reason I say that is because when they investigated Martin they allegedly found 20,000 images of child porn on his computer.

One could safely assume that the ad Martin is accused of posting would have been posted on the casual encounters section of craigslist and once again the community policing failed. Again it’s because the troglodytes that infest the casual encounters section are not exactly the law-abiding type and could really care less if an underage girl gets raped by one of their scummy brethren.

Former Notre Dame student to be sentenced for MySpace molestation

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22-year-old Ackley John of Uniondale, New York is a former student of the much-lauded University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. I say former because last April he was arrested for having sex, or as I call it child raping, with a 12-year-old girl that he met on MySpace.

Ackley told police that he thought the girl was 15 but that she told him that she was 14. Like that makes it any better since the age of consent in Indiana is 16. Not even close their Romeo.

Under Indiana law anyone that has sexual contact with someone under 14 is automatically charged with child molestation.

John pleaded guilty back in November and is set to be sentenced next month. He’s looking at 6 to 20.

Seriously dude, you couldn’t get laid at Notre Dame and had to troll MySpace for a 12-year-old girl? Pathetic.

Tot touching tutor convicted

Brett J. Zagorac

Brett J. Zagorac

Craigslist ad tutor found guilty of misdemeanor battery:

I originally posted about Brett J. Zagorac here and here. He’s the tutor from Munster, Indiana who was advertising his services on craigslist under a fake name because he had previously been in trouble for allegedly touching students inappropriately. He was arrested for allegedly fondling a boy he was tutoring. Then he was ordered to stay way from any children and was caught tutoring another girl from Evanston, Illinois.

For the boy he was tutoring in Portage, Indiana he was convicted of the lesser charge of battery and not child molestation. That carries a max sentence of 180 days. He was released for time served. However he is still facing charges in Evanston, Illinois for the girl he tutored there.

If this guy loves teaching as much as he supposedly does is it so hard not to touch any of the children? In my opinion he’s been lucky so far. If he keeps it up he’s going to end up on the business side of the wrong parent who catches him touching his child.

Indiana realtors notice spike in craigslist scams

Realtors Report Spike In ‘For Rent’ Scams:

Realtors in the central Indiana area are noticing a spike recently of their ads being copied for the craigslist rental scam.

Again how the scam works is the scam artists will copy a realtor’s ad for a property and place it on craigslist for rent at a ridiculously low price. They’ll then ask you to wire them the deposit and they say they’ll send you the keys. Except they don’t own the property and once you wire the money to them they disappear.

Never wire money to someone you don’t know.

Craigslist tot touching tutor trips up

Craigslist ad tutor accused of child molesting to stay in jail:

I originally posted about Brett J. Zagorac here. He’s the former teacher who used the alias of BJ Wilhelm in order to allegedly molest kids by posing as a tutor on craigslist.

He was arrested in Portage, Indiana for allegedly inappropriately touching a 5-year-old boy that he was tutoring.

He was released on bond and part of the agreement was that he did not tutor any minor and was not to be left alone with a minor.

Pedophiles being what they are he did not meet that agreement as he allegedly tutored a 7-year-old girl from Evanston, Illinois. No word if he touched the girl but he was being investigated by Evanston police at the time.

So for violating the agreement Zagorac has been returned to jail to await his trial.

I’m sure it was only his love of teaching that caused him to violate the terms of his bond. And If you believe that I’ve got some Nebraska beach front property to sell you.

Was Lauren McConniel killed with salt?

Couple to face charges in child’s death:

Lauren McConniel’s last few months were horrifying:

I didn’t want to do this story. I’ve been trying to avoid stories that are horrific. I’ve been trying to stick to stories where maybe not so much damage is done to children. But this is one of those stories I have to do because I’m afraid of giving it to one of the other writers here in case they quit over it.

Anyway, 5-year-old Lauren McConniel of Muncie, Indiana was allegedly physically, mentally and possibly sexually abused so bad that prior to her death back in March she possibly went insane. I’ll spare you the details of the abuse and how it affected her. The articles I linked to are very detailed.

Lauren’s father and step-mother, Ryan and Britanny McConniel, have been charged with her death.

One of the methods of abuse that was allegedly used against Lauren I do want to talk about. Lauren had abnormally high levels of salt in her system at the time of her death. Police believe that Lauren was force fed salt as a method of punishment. While salt poisoning has not been officially listed as the cause of Lauren’s death I can’t help but make the comparison to Hanna Overton and Andrew Burd. Even to the point where the couple’s ‘family’ is defending them as well.

I get the feeling that this storm is just starting.

Thanks to Raven for the tip.