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Central Mich. college student caught in Snapchat exchange with 12-year-old girl

Central Mich. college student caught in Snapchat exchange with 12-year-old girl

Brendan Andrew Baia

Former Central Michigan University Student Brendan Andrew Baia, 19, was recently arrested for allegedly exchanging explicit Snapchats with a 12-year-old girl. Baia has left the school after the criminal charges were levied against him. Even at the young age of 19, Baia seems to hit all the stereotypical online predator tropes.

He is said to have referred to this victim as ‘little girl’ and made the girl address him as ‘daddy’. When confronted by the girl’s mother, he said that he thought the victim was ‘turning 16 soon’. When the girl’s mother accused him of preying on other girls he had quite the unusual response…

“Now I’m petrified to think about the things I thought were pleasurable before and that’s how it should be.”

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Lastly, he told police that his explicit exchanges with the girl were “only fantasy”. If he had said they were only going to ‘hang out’ we would have had online predator Bingo.

Even if the victim was about to turn 16, that would mean that not only would she be under the age of consent in Michigan, but the explicit images he received from her would still be child porn.

I have to commend the girl’s mother. After the girl started appearing depressed, she had the presence of mind to check the girl’s phone where she found evidence of the Snapchat exchanges between her daughter and Baia. However, parents need to be reminded that no matter how cute the Snapchat filters are, it’s not really a place for unsupervised children due to the messaging feature and the perceived notion that the messages and pictures disappear.

Michigan craigslist killing leaves father of two dead

Michigan craigslist killing leaves father of two dead

49-year-old Todd Terry, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, was recently shot and killed after responding to a craigslist ad in nearby Inkster. The article and corresponding video doesn’t specify what the ad was for, but since the article makes reference to the fact that Mr. Terry liked to restore bicycles and mopeds It was more than likely for one of those. Tragically there was no moped or bike to be bought as Mr. Terry’s family have indicated that he was killed just for the money he was carrying.

A suspect by the name of Tremayne Alexander has been charged with Mr. Terry’s murder and is allegedly responsible for two other similar crimes in the area.

Todd Terry’s widow is urging others to forgo craigslist…

“They’re creating something that’s not in existence for you to come and bring what? $100? $50? With the plans to kill you. So I tell people to run from it. Don’t even look at it. Don’t even open it up. I wish Craigslist was shut down,” Yvette Terry said.

As I’ve said in the past, due to craigslist’s low threshold of entry, anyone can post an ad saying just about anything they want. This lack of oversight by craigslist has not only led to numerous scams and robberies, but has also led to a multitude of rapes and murders. Craigslist has become nothing but a trap, luring in an overabundance of victims.

Mr. Terry also left behind two sons ages 16 and 13, and the family has set up a GoFundMe account. By all accounts Mr. Terry was a great man. Please donate if you can.

(doimakeyou)Randy charged with being a Kik kreeper

(doimakeyou)Randy charged with being a Kik kreeper

24 year-old Randy Montante, of Dearborn, Michigan has been charged with allegedly soliciting and receiving explicit images from a 13-year-old girl over the mobile messaging app Kik. He is also accused of having the girl appear naked over video chat client Skype. Montante was said to have the oh so original Kik username of ‘doimakeyourandy’. The vicitm originally told Montante that she was 18 but then revealed her true age but Montante was said to persist.

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The victim lived in New Jersey where the mother discovered the messages between Montante and her daughter and contacted local police. Police took over the girl’s account and again brought up the matter of the girl’s age. Montante was said to reply with the age-old creeper credo…

“A good friend of mine said if you like someone, and it’s real, age doesn’t matter.”

It never does to predators. Neither does the safety, well-being nor the resulting mental damage to their victims.

Michigan MeetMe molester now charged with child porn

Michigan MeetMe molester now charged with child porn

Jared Andrew Fox

Back in February, 24-year-old Jared Andrew Fox was arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl that he met through social network and dating app MeetMe. As is with a large number of these cases Fox was posing as a 14-year-old boy and reportedly convinced his victim to let him come to her house where he raped her.

Earlier this month he was arrested again but this time on child porn charges

“Fox has been engaged in large scale distribution of child pornography,” Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Charles Sherman said in the email. “He has been engaged in a minimum of sending or receiving 383 images and videos of children, some under 5 years old being sexually assaulted by adults and/or other children.”

This discovery was sparked by the initial investigation into Fox’s computers, however Fox was out on bond during this time. He’s now being held on $100K bond. Why is it that suspects who have committed actual child rape are treated less dangerously than people who trade child porn. I’m not trying to defend one or the other but it seems to me that a child rapist should be considered more of a danger than a child porn trader. Rape is one of the most violent and violating acts that someone can commit and when it comes to raping a child it’s doubly as abhorrent. At least make the bonds and sentences equal to that of child pornographers.

Mich. swim coach accused of sexually Snapchatting student

Tyler Card

Tyler Card

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26-year-old Tyler Card was a swim coach at a high school in Allen Park, Michigan. He’s since been fired after allegedly sending sexual Snapchat messages to a 15-year-old girl who was on his swim team and requesting nude photos from her.

I’m curious to know how he was able to obtain his victim’s Snapchat name. No kid should be giving out their Snapchat accounts to any adult who’s not a family member. Also I have to ask again why is it that Snapchat seems to be so prevalent among teachers/coaches who feel the need to sexually prey on their students? I mean outside of the fact that it attempts to circumvent parental notice.

Vigilantes hit wrong man with car in Detroit Kik kreeper case

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Recently in Detroit authorities have been looking for a suspect who allegedly targeted an 11-year-old girl on mobile messaging app Kik among other possible victims. Instead of letting police do their job one member of a victim’s family allegedly took it upon themselves to hit a 19-year-old male with their car who they thought was the suspect. Detroit police say the man had nothing to do with the crime but that didn’t stop an actual mob from forming and ending up with a man being literally hit by a moving vehicle. Even if this man had happened to be the suspect this act would have more than likely damaged any kind of prosecution against him. Now as it stands members of the initial victim’s family could be facing criminal charges. Vigilantes are only cool in comic books and on TV, leave their actions there.

No word on if this man was first wrongly blamed on Facebook but I wouldn’t doubt it.

craigslist Halloween hook-up leads to Michigan murder

Christopher Charles-Ruben King

Christopher Charles-Ruben King

Police in Madison Heights, Michigan allege that 19-year-old Christopher Charles-Ruben King killed 59-year-old Fernando Gonzales on Halloween night. Gonzalez is said to have placed an ad on craigslist looking for a date. Sometime during the night King allegedly strangled Gonzales to death before setting fire to his house and stealing his car.

Again I don’t care what your sexual orientation is, but if you’re using craigslist for hook-ups or one night stands you’re inviting a world of trouble on yourself. Craigslist is rife with criminal activity and is no longer the friendly communal neighborhood site that it was roughly two decades ago.

UPDATE 6/11/2016: King was convicted of second-degree murder earlier this week and is scheduled to be sentenced June 28th.

UPDATE 7/22/2016: Earlier this month King was sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars.

Arrest made in the murder of Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

There’s been some conflicting information being put out by the media but from what I can tell two suspects were arrested last night in Oak Park, Michigan, but only one of them has been charged with the murder of Cynthia Worthy.

Police are not releasing a lot of details but they say the suspect has a criminal history and was on parole at the time of Ms. Worthy’s murder.

I’ll post more here as more details become available.

UPDATE: Previous reports were incorrect. Only one person was taken into custody. Still no further information on the suspect.

UPDATE 10/17/2015: The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Jerome Moore of Oak Park, Michigan. He was recently arraigned on first-degree murder charges in Cynthia Worthy’s murder.

UPDATE 3/23/2016: Jerome Moore has pleaded guilty to Cynthia Worthy’s murder and has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Jerome Moore

Jerome Moore

Cynthia Worthy was a good girl who got caught up

Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

There hasn’t been any news information in the ongoing investigation of Cynthia Worthy’s murder. If you’ll recall Ms. Worthy went missing this past Friday after leaving to meet a man from Backpage. Her body was recently found in a Detroit alley. According to the coroner’s report she had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. So far no person of interest or suspect has been named or apprehended.

I wanted to share with you a quote from The Detroit News from Cynthia Worthy’s mother.

She was a super-sweet girl who just got caught up doing something just to make some quick money,” Priscilla Harrison said Tuesday. “She was a good girl. She didn’t deserve this. … She’s got a lot of family and friends who are loving her and missing her right now.

A lot of sex workers think I hate them, that I want to see them hurt or destitute. Nothing could be further from the truth, I want to see them safe, out from under a traffickers control if they’re under it and preferably out of the lifestyle. The allure of money can be powerful hut in my opinion it’s not worth the risk to willingly put yourself in the danger that these women face on a constant basis. If anyone who is reading this is thinking about going into the business I implore you not to. The risk to not only yourself but the trauma that your family could endure is not worth it.

Cynthia’s family currently have a GoFundMe site set up for her funeral expenses. I hope you can spare some money for a grieving and loving family.

As I said previously police do not currently have a suspect…

Anyone with tips or information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Body of missing Detroit woman found

Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

The body of 23-year-old Cynthia Worthy of Detroit has been found. Sadly it seems that she was stabbed to death and her body was found in an alley. Ms. Worthy went missing last Friday after meeting a man from Backpage for a date. Her family states that she was working as a prostitute on Backpage but that she was trying to get out of the lifestyle.

So far there has been no mention of a suspect. I’ll post more details as they become available.

My prayers and condolences go out to her friends and family.