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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.

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.

Detroit woman missing after Backpage date

Cynthia Worthy

Cynthia Worthy

23-year-old Cynthia Worthy of Detroit went missing on Friday after meeting a man for a date. The CBS Local article says that Ms. Worthy met the man on a “social media escorting website”, however news station WXYZ states they met through Backpage. While Backpage is infamous for allegedly facilitating over 80% of all online prostitution in the US it does in fact have a personals section.

Worthy is described as a black female, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and around 200 lbs. with a medium complexion, red and auburn hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt with stone washed bottoms and tan sandals.

Anyone who has seen Worthy or may know of her whereabouts is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-2200.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family that she is returned without harm.

UPDATE 8/18/015: Tragically Ms. Worthy’s body has been found.

Bad Boyfriend accused of killing two children of separate mothers

Scott Jurewicz

Scott Jurewicz

27-year-old Scott Jurewicz of Jackson, Michigan, has been charged with the murder of two children only weeks apart from each other. It was a perfect storm of red tape and bad decisions that allowed the second murder to take place.

Back in March, Jurewucz was living with the mother of Brenden Hartranft when the 18-month-old was unresponsive. He was on life support three days before finally passing. The hospital told Brenden’s mother that Brenden may have died from a spinal injury. Police believed Jurewucz was the only suspect. Prosecutors said they wouldn’t issue an arrest warrant for Brenden’s murder against Jurewucz until they had the autopsy report back. In the meantime Brenden’s mother filed all sorts of protection orders against Jurewucz but he allegedly ignored them continually.

While prosecutors were waiting for the autopsy report Jurewucz moved in with another woman. According to court documents the woman was allegedly warned that she may not want to leave her children alone with him. She is said to have replied that she trusts him with her children and that she believed Jurewucz was being set-up. Then in late May, that woman’s 21-month-old son, Jesse Pepper Jr., was also dead. A day after Jesse’s death prosecutors received the autopsy report for Brenden that he died from blunt force trauma and arrested Jurewucz for his murder.

Unfortunately CPS could not remove the children from the second woman’s home as Michigan law states they can only be removed with evidence of abuse.

Jurewucz has not yet been charged in Jesse’s death yet possibly because prosecutors are awaiting on the outcome for his trial for Brenden’s murder. He is facing a mandatory life sentence in that case.

My description of the stalking that Jurewucz allegedly perpetrated is not even scratching the surface to describe the horror that he is said to have put Brenden’s mother through. I urge you to read the links below to see the extent of the harassment. When someone has had a protection order filed against them, as useless as they can be, it’s usually for a good reason and they’re normally not being ‘set up’. Abusers are usually liars and manipulators as well and are not to ever be trusted.

Here are some tips on what you can do in case you’re being stalked.

Thanks to Soobs for the tip.

Boyfriend charged with killing 18-month-old is also person of interest in another child death

Target 8: Two dead children, one suspect

‘He thought it was funny,’ said child’s mother who was stalked by suspected killer

UPDATE 10/26/2015: The mother of Jesse Pepper Jr. has had her parental rights terminated after allegedly not heeding several warnings about Jurewicz.

Jurewicz’s trial date is tentatively scheduled for January, 2016.

Please stop saying it can’t happen here

Berkley, Mich.

Berkley, Mich.

Recently two teen girls from Berkley, Michigan, were arrested for allegedly plotting a Columbine-like attack at their middle school. While the girls supposedly had detailed plans of their attack they were not in possession of any weapons. Anymore this would not even be a blip on my radar except for this quote from a parent who has a child at the targeted school…

“Gosh, it’s kind of strange to think it could happen here. These things just don’t happen in Berkley. I am glad they were able to deal with it quickly,”

As I’ve said before there were a lot of towns that though it couldn’t happen there. Towns like Littleton, Red Lake, Newtown, Paducah and Jonesboro just to name a few. While these towns and cities are infamous now they’ve never been bustling metropolises.

I’m not saying that every small town is destined to have a school shooting but if you think it can’t happen where you live you’re just fooling yourself.

Craigslist creeper coach turned in by ‘adult services’ woman for wanting sex with her 6-year-old daughter

Robert Lesnau

Robert Lesnau

Former middle school football coach Robert Lesnau, of the Detroit area, was arrested back in March for allegedly soliciting sex from a six-year-old girl through craigslist.

According to federal investigators Lesnau contacted a woman on craigslist for her ‘adult services’. Allegedly Lesnau heard the woman’s six-year-old daughter crying in the background and asked how much would it be to have sex with the girl. The woman ended the phone call and reported it to authorities. The FBI stepped in and had the woman call back saying that she was desperate for money and was willing to entertain Lesnau’s vile request.

Let’s top right there for a moment. I can already hear the perv patrol crying and gnashing their teeth while wailing claims of entrapment. This is not entrapment. If the reports are correct, which I’m going to assume they are, the suspect was the first person to approach the subject of having sex with her daughter. If law enforcement were the ones to first bring it up then it would be entrapment. Now back to our story.

Besides, after you read this I don’t think anyone would believe a claim of entrapment…

A series of texts were exchanged, during which Lesnau asked for topless photos of the mother and daughter to ensure they were “for real,” asked about the child’s prior sexual experience and offered to pay $200, the FBI says.

Conversation became more graphic in a phone call the following day, during which the FBI says Lesnau said he wanted to watch the mother and daughter “play around together” with adult toys.

Investigators set up a meeting place at a Rochester motel where Lesnau was arrested.

Lesnau’s attorney is saying that the criminal complaint is one-sided and Lesnau is looking forward to his day in court. I can’t imagine what he could possibly present that would exonerate him.

Anyway once again craigslist is the go to place for pedophiles to find their next victims and craigslist still refuses to do anything about it. I don’t ever remember the newspaper classifieds being used for child rape back in the day.

Lesnau’s former school says none of the students he coached have claimed to have been abused.