Tag Archive: sex offender

Kik kreeper asked 11-year-old for pics of 6-year-old

Timothy Walker

Timothy Walker

26-year-old Timothy Walker seems to fit the nomenclature of both sex offender and pedophile that seem to be so prevalent on the smart phone messaging app Kik. Walker was arrested for allegedly trying to solicit explicit pictures from an 11-year-old boy in Murfreesboro. Not only that but police say that Walker also tried to get the 11-year-old to send him explicit pictures of the boy’s 6-year-old sister. The NewsChannel 5 article states that the boy’s parents found photos on the boy’s phone but doesn’t elaborate on what kind of pictures they were. Since police say that Walker was posing as a child on Kik he may have sent the boy child porn. Walker is also a registered sex offender but the article is unclear as to what his prior offense was.

I know they probably don’t feel that great right now but hats off to the parents about being proactive with their kid’s phone. No 11-year-old needs to be on Kik no matter how many of their friends might be.

Police believe there may be more victims and are using Walker’s phone to possibly track down more suspects since Kik is an active trading place of child porn.

Here are some great tips on how to work the parental controls on iOS devices and here are some parental tips for Android devices.

Knowledge is power and you can use that power to protect your kids from online predators.

Indiana man indicted for assaulting NJ girl he met on Omegle

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Joshua Elkins

Joshua Elkins

32-year-old Joshua Elkins, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was recently indicted for allegedly sexually assaulting a then 15-year-old girl from Bergen County, New Jersey, that he met on the video chat site Omegle. Elkins was arrested back in 2013 after making the ten-hour drive from Indiana to New Jersey.

Elkins is also a registered sex offender from a previous conviction of sexual misconduct with a minor.

As I’ve stated previously one of the main problems with Omegle is that all you need to access it is any camera enabled device and an internet connection. That means phones, tablets and computers can all be used to log on to Omegle. To their credit Omegle does report some of the offenders they find to law enforcement but for the most part it’s up to the parents of these kids to make sure they’re not allowing these sexual predators into their lives.

Kik kreeper busted for child porn also kept woman prisoner as sex slave

Calvin Patrick

Calvin Patrick

34-year-old Calvin Patrick of Mt. Morris, New York, was recently charged for allegedly displaying child porn through his Kik messaging account. He is also believed to have been in contact with minor girls from other states.

What makes Patrick so reprehensible is not just the child porn charges but the child porn was probably discovered while he was being investigated after he was arrested for allegedly holding a woman prisoner repeatedly raping her for months. Unfortunately as the old slogan goes, but wait, there’s more.

Patrick was supposedly a level one sex offender. Level ones are considered the least likely to offend, in theory. Obviously that was not the case with Patrick since he went from pleading guilty to child porn possession in 2008 to not only torturing his victim for months but according to reports he was said to have been talking to an 11-year-old girl on Kik and commenting to a witness about how he wanted to keep the girl locked up.

Sadly it appears that keeping victims imprisoned is becoming a trend for Kik kreepers.

As usual, and it’s a shame we have to call this usual, this is the type of story that your kids need to see in order to understand the consequences for talking to adult strangers not only on Kik but any social or messaging app.

Lastly this should show that there should be no ‘levels’ when it comes to sex offenders and pedophiles. I’m reminded of Michael Jacques of Vermont from back in the MySpace days. He raped and killed his own niece, Brooke Bennett. He was also a sex offender who completed a ‘program’ in order to get an early release from prison. There’s only one level of sex offender and they’re all capable of committing barbaric atrocities such as this.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.