Online social site defends security:
Facebook has its first pedophile. That must be a proud title to have. Anyway his name is Michael Macalindong and he was arrested for trying to lure a 15-year-old boy to his home for sex. According to Facebook Macalindong stole the Facebook account of a high school girl. Then it gets disturbing.
Authorities said Macalindong–posing as a girl–told the teen that for him to have sex with her, he had to first have sex with her male friend and have it taped so she could watch. In the ruse, Macalindong was the male friend, authorities said.
Officials said Macalindong videotaped the first sexual encounter at his apartment in May. There were at least two more meetings at the home, Patricia Fix, head of the Lake County state’s attorney’s cyber-crimes unit, said.
When the teen refused to meet again in January, Macalindong threatened to post the videos on the Internet unless he was paid $200, authorities said. The teen contacted police.
Last week, a Lake County investigator went online posing as the teen and arranged a meeting in Wilmette, officials said. Macalindong arrived about an hour later and was arrested.
Before I get to the linky goodness let me give the male teens out there some advice. No girl will have sex with you if you’ll have sex with her male friend. And trust me there is no girl out there that’s worth doing that for. No offense to any alternative lifestyle readers. It’s just not my bag.
Anyway, I couldn’t find Macalindong’s (nice name by the way) Facebook but I was able to find Macalindong’s MySpace. Of course it’s been set to private.
Macalindong has had other victims.
Investigators found a scanned image of the teen’s identification card along with lewd images and videos on his laptop computer, Fix said.
Investigators also found other scanned ID cards and photos of Macalindong engaged in sexual activity with other teens, authorities said. Macalindong has been charged with six counts of producing child pornography, one count of indecent solicitation of a minor, one count of intimidation and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.