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Skout skoundrel indicted in kidnap and rapes of girls

Robert Blaine Harris

Robert Blaine Harris

50-year-old Robert Blaine Harris was recently indicted for allegedly kidnapping and raping two teen girls that he met on dating and social app Skout. Harris is accused of luring two 13-year-old girls from Abilene, Texas, to his home in Fort Worth where he allegedly repeatedly raped them. Here is what one of the victims actually thought…

“I thought we were just going to stay with him a day or two,” the teen said in January. “He had other plans.”

I can’t stress this enough to teens on social media. If an adult who you don’t know is befriending you on social media and is acting like they want to help you they only really want to help themselves to one thing. Harris is also a registered sex offender who was convicted of assaulting two women.

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Skout is best described as a dating app and 13-year-olds have no business being on it. In the Android Play Store Skout is listed as an app for people 17 and over. That is just a general rating like the movie or video game ratings. I would personally say that it’s not for anyone under 18. Know what apps are on your kids’ devices.

Ex-elementary principal from Texas turned craigslist creeper read his text messages too fast

Oscar Figueroa

Oscar Figueroa

While Kik may be the go to go to app for online predators these days craigslist still has a number of its own. For example 47-year-old Oscar Figueroa is currently on federal trial in Texas for child solicitation charges. The former elementary school principal is accused of posting ads on craigslist with such phrases as the almost usual “The Younger The better”.

Figueroa allegedly met a 35-year-old police investigator posing as a 16-year-old at a movie theater. One of his defenses is that since the undercover officer was actually 35 then there was no crime committed…

“If you send an undercover that looks like he’s 25 or 30, there’s no crime, right?” defense attorney Bruce Anton asked one witness.

Um…yes, there’s still a crime. If an undercover officer poses as a drug dealer in order to arrest a drug supplier there is still a crime being committed.

His other defense is that he read his text messages too fast…

Figueroa told police after he was arrested that he hadn’t read the text message closely and didn’t realize he had agreed to meet a minor.

Which kind of falls apart with the prosecution’s evidence…

On Tuesday, jurors saw nearly three dozen of Figueroa’s online ads from the 122 pages turned over by Craigslist to prosecutors. Those 122 pages of ads posted between Jan. 1, 2015, up until his arrest contained 208 references to age, using terms such as young, son, teen, kid and boy.

Turned over by craigslist but they supposedly can’t do anything to prevent ads like that from being posted, but I digress.

I’m sure the entrapment criers will try to turn Figueroa into one of their martyrs but make no mistake, this guy knew exactly what he was doing.

A cluster of Kik kreepers

Robert Mark Haugland

Robert Mark Haugland

25-year-old Robert Mark Haugland of San Angelo, Texas, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for exchanging child porn through Kik.

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 Brad Difrischia

Brad Difrischia

29-year-old Brad Difrischia allegedly traveled from Pennsylvania to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in order to have sex (child rape) with an underage girl he met on Kik.

Cheer coach accused of asking teen for nude Snapchat

Jose Miguel Alvarez

Jose Miguel Alvarez

Once again I find myself asking the question why does it always seem to be teachers and coaches who are using Snapchat to prey on underage students?

For the uninitiated Snapchat is a smart phone app that allows you to share pictures with people on your friends list and the pictures are supposed to disappear after a short amount of time. That hasn’t stopped people from figuring out how to save the allegedly temporary pictures.

Anyway 23-year-old Jose Miguel Alvarez, of College Station, Texas, was a cheerleading coach at a local gym. He’s accused of allegedly requesting a nude picture on Snapchat from a 13-year-old girl.

The next day, the detective took the girl to a center that conducts forensic interviews on children. The 13-year-old told the interviewer that Alvarez had asked her if “she was one of the bad girls that send photographs.” After initially refusing his request, she sent him one nude photo from the waist up after he told her he would give her private cheerleading lessons, according to the probable cause statement.

Creeptastic.

While Snapchat may not be as bad as Kik it’s still not something that your kids should be using without a parent doing occasional checks. You may also want to have a talk with your kids about how Snapchat pics aren’t as temporary as they might think.

Craigslist baby sitter admits child molestation. This is my shocked face.

Daniel Benson Billman

Daniel Benson Billman

42-year-old Daniel Benson Billman, of Aransas Pass, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday to production of child porn charges and faces up to 50 years in prison. As part of Billman’s plea deal he admitted to molesting a 7-year-old girl who was in his care. Billman was watching the girl because he advertised his baby sitting services on craigslist. He is said to have recorded himself molesting the girl.

Why on Earth would anyone use the services of a baby sitter that advertised on craigslist, especially one that’s a middle-aged man? That just screams creep factor to me. I know, you’re probably a craigslist baby sitter who’s a nice guy. I don’t care. I would never use those services in a million years.

Kik kreeper caught with kid and kiddie porn

Robert Larson

Robert Larson

In case you or your kids needed yet another cautionary tale about the dangers of smart phone messaging app Kik here’s another one straight from the woodwork.

23-year-old Robert Larson, of College Station, Texas, was not only allegedly caught with a 14-year-old runaway girl that he had been communicating with through Kik, but when police further investigated his phone they reportedly found child porn connected to his Kik account.

From KBTX…

That’s where police say they found sexually explicit photos and video of adolescent girls and messages from Larson’s account requesting more images, including one message that stated, “Send me all ur pics of the little girls.”

Say it with me now, ew.

It’s never too late to talk to your kids about how Kik is filled with sex offenders and pedophiles. That is until they’re the victim in one of these stories, but hey, go ahead and wait. I’m sure I’ll have more Kik stories soon.

(Just as an aside, I realize I have a face made for radio but doesn’t this assclown just look like the textbook definition of a pedophile?)

Houston suspect drugs and turns out 4-year-old on craigslist. This is nothing new.

Andrew Turley

Andrew Turley

This is a story that seems to be making the outrage rounds as it should. 28-year-old Andrew Turley was arrested by Houston police for allegedly drugging a 4-year-old girl and prostituting her on craigslist. Turley is nothing short of a monster according to reports.

From Click2Houston

Undercover officers with the Houston Police Department noticed an ad on Craigslist offering “daddy’s little girl” in exchange for money.

They made contact with the person promoting the ad and exchanged more than 60 emails up until Nov. 12.

Prosecutors say Turley allegedly offered two hours with the girl in exchange for $1,000, and a meeting was arranged.

When undercover officers arrived to the meeting location, they found the girl naked underneath a blanket. She was in a groggy state and appeared to be under the influence, according to police.

The ever tactful NY Daily News had this to add

Turley had told the undercover cop “it may not fit in” but said the officer could “do whatever he wanted” to her, McShan said.

So by every right any person who reads this story should be outraged over what this thing was allegedly doing with a 4-year-old girl.

The thing is don’t act like this is something new. This has been going on through craigslist since as long as I’ve been keeping track. All you need to do is scroll through the craigslist archives of this site to see just a sampling of all the child predators who have been caught using craigslist. Hell, this victim isn’t even the youngest girl to be turned out on craigslist.

Pedophiles, pornographers and predators are abundant on craigslist. They have been for quite some time now. If you’re going to be outraged about what this scumbag did to a little girl you should also be outraged that craigslist does nothing to block these ads.

And to all the media types who are just finding this out for the first time where the hell have you been?

A kouple of Kik Kreepers for your weekend

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38-year-old of Steven Wayne Robinson, of Daisetta, Texas, is accused of allegedly sexually abusing children including an infant and then trading the images through Kik and Dropbox. This one is a real piece of filth…

That user initially said he created the contents of a folder named “baby niece,” but later admitted that another Kik account holder produced the films and makes “new videos every weekend.”

He’s looking at a mandatory 15-year-minimum. Let’s hope he gets closer to the maximum.

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33-year-old William Henry Steinhaus IV, of Brunswick, Maryland, has been indicted on child porn and sex abuse charges. Steinhaus was arrested last year after allegedly sharing child porn on Kik with a federal investigator. Authorities also believe that Steinhaus violated a 2-year-old girl and shared the images with other Kik users. He’s looking at a 100 year sentence.

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Kik may want to start being more aggressive in their efforts to rid its services of child porn before it’s known as the preferred messaging app of pedophiles and sex offenders. That can’t be good for their bottom line.

Abilene cop latest victim of craigslist killing

Phillip and Violet Walter

Phillip and Violet Walter

The body of 27-year-old Abilene, Texas police officer Don Allen was found in his home on August 31st of this year. According to recently released court documents Allen had placed an ad on the craigslist personals that one local media outlet called too explicit for publication. Investigators believe that his alleged killers, Violet and Phillip Walter, responded to the ad. The cause of death has not yet been released but the motive may have been a simple robbery as the pair were allegedly caught pawning some of Allen’s possessions. The pair have been charged with first-degree murder.

My prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family of Officer Allen.

I’ll post more details as they become available.

UPDATE 10/8/2015: Officer Allen’s cause of death has officially been listed as strangulation in the act of homicide. Also the Walters were said to have allegedly been in possession of some of Officer Allen’s police gear and that his service pistol is still missing.

UPDATE 2/4/2016: Violet Walter has been released on bond after her bond was reduced from $600,000 to $75,000.

UPDATE 2/17/2016: Phillip Walter’s bond has not been reduced.

Trench on Ahmed and the clock

The clock in question

The clock in question

By now most of you have outraged one way or another about the arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed for bringing a homemade clock to school that school and law enforcement authorities mistook as a bomb. While the situation probably could have been handled better please allow me to offer a viewpoint I haven’t heard discussed by many people.

Now I can’t say with 100% certainty this wasn’t a case of Islamaphobia because I wasn’t there, but let me ask you a question. What is a school’s biggest fear? Any kind of school shooting or attack. Let’s take this situation out of Texas for a moment. Let’s say that this happened at any other school and a student the same age as Ahmed took a bomb to school and said it was just a clock and no teacher or resource officer acted on it, then it blew up taking a fair number of students with it. Everyone would be outraged that nothing was done about it.

Here’s another point that a lot of people overlooked as well. At least in my research a white student is more likely to bring a bomb to school than a Muslim student. Historically on this site the majority of bomb makers have been white kids.

So to me there was a lack of common sense all around. Personally I believe he shouldn’t have brought something to school in a case like that with wires and circuit-boards sticking out of it because there are a lot of technologically illiterate people out there including those in education and law enforcement positions. However the fact that the alarm went off repeatedly and nothing happened combined with the fact that there were no obvious explosives attached to it this should have been a non-story. I mean don’t we have more pressing issues to spend our collective time on than this freak occurrence? By the looks of Facebook I guess some of you don’t.