Tag Archive: sex offender

RSO offered runaway girls “whatever u need” if “you help me” on craigslist

Raymond Andrew Berg

Raymond Andrew Berg

Minneapolis police say that registered sex offender Raymond Andrew Berg allegedly placed an ad on craigslist that seemed to be targeted to homeless or runaway girls.

According to the criminal complaint, the Minneapolis Police Department got a tip about the ad on Saturday, Nov. 7, which said, “Homeless? Had a fight with parents or bf? Need a place to stay tonight?” The ad offered free rent, rides, food and “whatever u need” if “you help me,” according to the complaint.

Police responded to the ad posing as a 15-year-old girl where police say he asked the girl for phone sex. I guess his intentions weren’t just for helping someone off the street. Berg was arrested at a pre-determined meeting place.

As I said recently that this is an everyday occurrence on craigslist and they refuse to do anything about it. While this time there was no actual girl that doesn’t mean that victims are being preyed upon every day by people like this on craigslist. Do they all have to be 4-years-old for anyone to care?

North Carolina upholds sex offender ban on social networks


This past Friday the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the law that bans registered sex offenders from using social networks like Facebook. I’m actually ambivalent about this law mostly because it was pushed by NC Attorney General Roy Cooper back in the MySpace days as a piece of feel good legislation designed to get him re-elected. It must have worked because he’s still in office. When it first passed I argued that it really does nothing to protect kids from the predators who haven’t been caught yet.

Since that time I’ve referred to the law as the ‘Dumbfish’ law. I call it that because it is akin to a dumb fish jumping into a fisherman’s boat. Registered sex offenders in NC are supposed to register their e-mail addresses and social networking profiles with the state. In theory all they would need to do is just use a new e-mail address. However that has not stopped several sex offenders in NC from being caught in the Dumbfish net.

The main reason I’m ambivalent to the law is that no one should expect the government to raise your kids. As I tend to say parents are the only real line of defense between online predators and their kids.

Minn. craigslist creeper gets only 3 days in jail

Donald Tisdale

Donald Tisdale

I originally posted about 58-year-old Donald Tisdale of Albertville, Minnesota, here. He was arrested earlier this year for soliciting sex from an underage girl on craigslist after posting an ad that said “Who’s playing hooky from school today???” Of course it was law enforcement that was actually responding to the ad.

Back in July, Tisdale was sentenced to only three days in jail and three years probation. The reasoning behind such a light sentence?

“If you don’t have any prior criminal background and you’re into something like this, many times you’ll be cut a break,” said criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino. “If there was actually a juvenile involved and any type of touching he would be in much more trouble.”

That’s ludicrous. Just because someone doesn’t have a criminal record doesn’t mean this is their first time soliciting sex from kids. Not to mention that we have to wait for one of these scumbags to actually violate a child before they can receive real jail time. These are the kind of criminals that need to be kept behind bars and not on some registry that doesn’t discourage anything. When it comes to sex offenders, especially when children are involved, there should be no deals. I would have no problem paying extra taxes to keep these cretins behind bars longer.

When Bad Breeders and Kik kollide: Woman molests 2-year-old for Kik kreeper boyfriend

Antonio Boleware

Antonio Boleware

43-year-old Joanna Olson of Longview, Washington, was recently indicted on charges of child molestation and child porn. Olson allegedly molested a 2-year-old girl and shared the images with her boyfriend, 38-year-old Antonio Boleware of San Diego, aka Tony Papabear. More like Tony Pedobear, but I digress.

Boleware then allegedly shared the images on Kik with an undercover FBI agent…

Writing in court papers, a Vancouver-based FBI agent said another Kik user sent the undercover officer videos of Olson exposing and sexually abusing a 2-year-old girl. The other user said Olson had agreed he could “breed” with the girl.

“She’s always been an fantasy pedo mom,” the other Kik user said in a chat with the undercover officer, according to charging papers. “I just made it real for her.”

Not surprising in the least Boleware is a registered sex offender whose previous charges involved children.

What is always surprising is why any woman would willingly molest not just a child, but if Boleware is to believed, her own child to please a boyfriend? I have to ask this every time I post a story like this because it’s just so unfathomable to me. This is worse than when someone refuses to leave an abusive relationship because their significant other says that they love them. It’s much worse because they’re inflicting horrific and scarring abuse on an innocent child by someone whose main duty is supposed to be to protect them.


If you believe a child is being sexually abused call your local police or contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline at 1 (800) 843-5678 or cybertipline.com.

NC Kik Kreeper accused of sending naked pic to 8-year-old PA girl

David Bryan Poplin

David Bryan Poplin

Normally I tend to group all the sex crime suspects from Kik into one large group post since there seems to be so many of them lately, however this particular Kik Kreeper deserved a post all his own due to the severity of his crime and the age of his victim.

29-year-old David Bryan Poplin, of Durham, North Carolina, is accused of using Kik and Instagram to not only allegedly groom his underage female victim but to send her an explicit photo of himself as well. What makes Poplin’s case a little but more severe than usual is that his victim was an 8-year-old girl from Pennsylvania, as I’m sure you could tell by the headline.

“Dave” asked the girl if “he can come to her house and sneak in her bedroom window to show her how to have sex” and perform other sex acts, police said in the complaint.

The girl told “Dave” she was 8 years old, police said, and he suggested they exchange nude photographs. Police said “Dave” sent the girl a photo of his genitals.

Turns out that Poplin was a registered sex offender as well.

The victim was using apps like Kik and Instagram on an iPad. Now I can understand giving your small child an iPad or any tablet because they can be very engaging for them but allowing them to use apps like Kik and Instagram is just ludicrous, or any communication app that can be accessed by individuals outside the household.

If you are a parent educate yourself on how the technology works before giving it to your kids and use the parental tools at your disposal to keep it locked down.

No 8-year-old needs to be on Kik especially since it’s a known haven of pedophiles and sex offenders.

Missing TN teen last seen with sex offender she met on Kik (Update: Both Found)

Hayleigh Wilson

Hayleigh Wilson

14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson of Surgoinsville, Tennessee, was last seen in a Marion, North Carolina, Wal-Mart this past Tuesday with a 41-year-old sex offender, Benjamin Shook of Georgia. The pair is said to have met on the instant messaging app Kik.

As I have posted in the past Kik is a well know too in the arsenal of pedophiles and sex offenders to meet victims. Also a smart phone does not necessarily need to even be active for Kik to be used as long as a wi-fi connection can be found.

Ben Shook

Ben Shook

Shook was released from prison in 2014 and was registered as a sex offender but never updated his information after that.

An Amber Alert has been issued

Shook was wearing a blue shirt with “Ford” written on it, dark shorts and a camouflage baseball hat. He has multiple tattoos.

Hayleigh was wearing a flowery shirt.

Hayleigh and Shook may be in a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Maroon in color with Tennessee tag D6020D.

If you have any information on Hayleigh Wilson or Ben Shook, contact the Surgionsville Police Department at 423-272-7121 or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

My prayers go out to her family for her safe return.

UPDATE: The vehicle they had been driving has been found in Grayson County, Virginia, but neither Hayleigh nor Shook have been found as of yet.

UPDATE 6/29/2015: Here are some security cam photos recently released out of Virginia.



The US Marshalls are now offering a reward for information that leads to Hayleigh’s safe return.

The pair is also said to have received a ride from an unsuspecting stranger and are believed to be on foot in the area near Sugar Grove, Virginia.


UPDATE 7/6/2015: Investigators have released new photos of Shook.



UPDATE 7/6/2015 II: Police now believe the pair to be in the vicinity of Rural Retreat, Virginia.

UPDATE 7/7/2015: Both Hayleigh Wilson and Shook have been found alive by US Marshalls in Virginia. A press conference is scheduled for later today.

UPDATE 7/7/2015 II: Hayleigh was recovered unharmed while Shook was taken in without incident. The press conference can also be seen at that link.

Ore. RSO: “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen”

Jose Omar Ortiz

Jose Omar Ortiz

28-year-old Jose Omar Ortiz is a registered sex offender and is accused of multiple rapes in Washington County, Oregon. He met one of his victims on craigslist but not the way you might think.

The victim posted an ad looking for a room to rent. Ortiz allegedly picked her up and drove to a rural area where he s said to have raped her. The victim tried fighting back with a knife she brought from home but Ortiz allegedly told her “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen.” Like it’s this scumbags God-given right to rape women from craigslist, but this is the attitude that a lot of sexual predators have when it comes to craigslist. Like I’ve said before they think of it as their personal rape take-out menu and it doesn’t matter which section of craigslist you use.

Check your kids’ Facebooks for sex offenders among their friends list


Thanks to this article from KYW Radio in Philadelphia (Come on South Jersey and Philly peeps sing along with Trench…KYW…News Radio…1060) I was introduced to a Facebook app called Friend Verifier. It’s an app that allows you to check your kids’ Facebook friends list for sex offenders.

The first thing you’ll need is a Friend Verifier account which is free. The second thing you’ll need is the login and password of the Facebook account you’ll be checking. Remember, you’re the parent. You should already have all of your kids’ logins.

Log in to your child’s Facebook account then go to the Friend Verifier website log in to your FV account then click on the button that says ‘Scan all friends for sex offenders’. It doesn’t hurt to check your own Facebook friends list either. Thankfully mine came up empty but I can say that at least in that way it works.

However even Friend Verifier will tell you that not every search is perfect and may miss a sex offender in their scan due to whatever information is already out there.

Wile FV is a great tool no tool is perfect and once again I remind you that as a parent you’re the only true defense between online predators and your kids.

Sex offender tries to prostitute teenage girl from jail on Backpage


This is another good story to show what lengths pimps and human traffickers will go to exploit their victims.

In Spokane, Washington, police say that 35-year-old Dante Dupree Oliver was prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage while being held in county lock up. Oliver was being held for failing to register as a sex offender.

Oliver was allegedly prostituting the runaway on Backpage before his arrest and mailed a letter to her home to make sure she would continue making money for him.

A portion of the letter reads, “yea I want you posting every day makin at least 200 hundred dollars a day. We’ve been through this already. So u should already know the math.”

The victim in this case also was reluctant to cooperate; another passage from the letter delivered a warning regarding the teen’s loyalty: “this is the part where you plan on being in pocket and stayin loyal for life. Anything less than that is probably a bad move.”

So basically he wanted the victim to keep posting ads on Backpage while he was still in jail. Apparently Backpage’s so-called safeguards are discouraging absolutely no one.

RSO: Kik is dangerous


Last year I posted about how an anonymous New Jersey pedophile told a local newspaper that instant messaging app Kik was ‘well known in their industry’. Now more recently a registered sex offender from Michigan contacted his local news station (WOOD) to tell them how dangerous Kik can be.

“This is not a toy. This is something very, very serious,” the man told Target 8. “This kik app is getting dangerous.”

Within minutes of creating a profile and without contacting anyone, two people — purportedly teenage girls — reached out to chat. One of the teens had a profile name indicating personal struggles.

The sex offender Target 8 interviewed said that is exactly what perpetrators look for.

“That’s when a sexual predator can jump in — like me. I would jump in and say ‘Hey. What’s your problem? Let’s talk,’” the man said. “I would be their comfort. I would be their go-to person.”

That’s all it takes. Within minutes of installing the app a predator could already be on his or her way to grooming your child.

It’s up to you as a parent if you want to allow this app on your kids’ phones but at least check it occasionally for inappropriate contact. As I’ve said many times before, you’re the only real defense between your kids and online predators.