Texas teacher caught having sex with Snapchat student

Texas teacher caught having sex with Snapchat student
Alaina Danielle Ferguson

A 16-year-old male student of a Plano, Texas, high school handed in a test paper to his teacher with his Snapchat username on it instead of his name. Surprisingly this worked as 23-year-old Alaina Danielle Ferguson was arrested for allegedly having sex with the student. I’m just as shocked as you are that this didn’t happen in Florida.

The Snapchat exchanges allegedly led to games of beer pong, sex on park benches and eventually to sex in her fiancée’s apartment in McKinney, Texas.

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Ferguson only had her job at the school district a few months before resigning amid her arrest. She was also able to post the $100,000 bond she was being held for, on a teacher’s salary no less.

Another teacher, another case of Snapchat leading to sexual charges against children and it seems the female teachers are disproportionately assaulting their students more frequently than their male counterparts. Which brings us to the old argument of the troglodytes who say ‘I wish I had teachers like this when I was their age’ before high-fiving the same guys they hung out with in high school at the BW3 in the same town that they’ve never left.

A female teacher having sex (child rape) with a male student is just as damaging as it is if the gender roles were reversed. Let this be another reason for parents to not only be more aware of what their kids are doing on social media but to also keep their devices in your possession at night. It’s not just your daughters that you have to worry about it when it comes to inappropriate advances from teachers.

UPDATE 12/7/2016: This is kind of a gossipy update but Ferguson has reportedly broken off her engagement.

Pair of columbiners charged with bringing gun to Texas high school

Pair of columbiners charged with bringing gun to Texas high school
Friendswood High School

Two teen students of Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas have been charged with allegedly bringing a gun to school. One of the students, a 14-year-old, allegedly showed another student the gun that was being kept in a binder. This was said to have taken place on November 8th at the school. No gun was found at the school after a student reported it but the 14-year-old’s uncle reported that his gun had been stolen. Police reportedly found the gun after they checked the 14-year-old’s Instagram account which not only showed the gun and where they could find it but it also had “disturbing images and statements that manifest Columbine ideations [sic] and a fixation on school shootings.”

A couple of things really bother me about this story. The first is that the uncle didn’t allegedly report the gun missing until his nephew was already being investigated. The second is that the kid was posting pictures of the gun and various columbiner crap on Instagram and no one said anything until the gun had already been taken to school. I also noticed that there have been no reports of any parents or guardians finding either the gun or the Instagram posts.

I have yet to see any information about the second suspect’s involvement.

Many times school shootings result from a perfect storm of obvious signs that were either overlooked or outright ignored. It’s a miracle that one didn’t happen here.

Fake music producers accused of using Kik and MeetMe to rape girl

Fake music producers accused of using Kik and MeetMe to rape girl
Anavisca and Lopez

Francisco Anavisca and Pedro Lopez have been accused of allegedly posing as music producers online in order to rape a 15-year-old girl from Harris County, Texas. The pair allegedly met the victim on MeetMe and used Kik to talk her into meeting them. Since the victim had aspirations to be a singer she agreed to the meeting.

This is very similar to the modeling scam that I’ve previously posted about where predators will say they’re from a modeling agency in order to meet their victims. Predators posing as someone else in the entertainment industry is not unheard of either. Children who have aspirations of being in any aspect of the entertainment business need to be educated on how people will use that to take advantage of them, not just online, but in the real world as well.

The article from KHOU also has a great quote from a member of the Texas Center for the Missing that all parents need to see…

“I tell parents, it’s not so much to stop them from being on social media. Just don’t be that parent that says, ‘Not my child,’” Melissa Rangel, a case manager for the Texas Center for the Missing said. “Guess what? That’s what the predator is looking for because that means you’re not paying attention.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Couple found guilty in craigslist murder of Abilene police officer

Couple convicted of murder of Abilene police officer amid doubts of intent
Phillip and Violet Walter

Last week, Violet and Phillip Walter have been convicted in the murder of Abilene, Texas, police officer Don Allen, in his Clyde, Texas, home. Both Walters have been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for Officer Allen’s killing.

Officer Allen’s official cause of death was asphyxiation. Allen had placed a craigslist ad looking for a couple to help commit sex acts that included pegging, (WARNING: Explicit) and communication between Allen and the Walters seem to insinuate that erotic asphyxiation was on the table as well. The deputy medical examiner testified that an accidental death by erotic asphyxiation couldn’t be ruled out. Prosecutors argued that the Walters discussed plans to rob Officer Allen before his death occurred.

APD officer Tim Pipes read a series of text messages sent between Violet and Phillip on the day of Allen’s death. They showed Violet telling Phillip to find a way to get money to prevent impending homelessness and hunger. They then showed that Violet set up a meeting with a person referenced as “Clyde lick.” A Ranger testified earlier in the case that “lick” is slang for a robbery or the victim of a robbery. Another text message from Violet to Phillip says, “Choke him,” with another sent hours before Allen’s death saying, “Take him out all the way, just do it.”

Officer Allen’s death should serve as a warning to others looking to get their rocks off through craigslist. If a police officer isn’t safe from craigslist criminals, neither is anyone else. With craigslist’s low barrier of entry and implied notions of anonymity, crimes like these will only continue to occur.

TX mom catches Kik kreeper creeping her daughter

TX mom catches Kik kreeper creeping her daughter
Ignacio Guadalupe Requenes-Ibarra

27-year-old Ignacio Guadalupe Requenes-Ibarra was recently arrested in San Antonio, Texas, for allegedly soliciting a 13-year-old girl for sex and explicit pictures over the mobile messaging app Kik. The victim has claimed that Requenes-Ibarra, knowing her actual age, once picked her up from middle school before assaulting her. The victim’s mother is said to have posed as the victim on Kik and arranged a fictitious meeting at a hotel, she is then said to have informed police of the meeting. Police stopped Requenes-Ibarra but did not detain him at that time since they did not yet have enough cause to arrest him. He reportedly continued messaging the mother posing as the victim after he had been stopped by police.

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While everything turned out relatively all right in this situation, if you were to find yourself in the mother’s dilemma I would recommend contacting police first and if any theatrics needs to be done with the victim’s account let them handle it. As I continue to say, Kik is brimming with sex offenders and pedophiles who have been plying their indecent craft longer than you’ve been trying to trick them. If you’re not as clever as they are it could lead to dire consequences for not only the victim but for you as well. Please let the trained professionals handle their apprehension for not only your safety but also for the sake of the investigation.

17-year-old accused of producing child porn on Kik

DonnieHoward

Normally, and I use that term loosely, when you hear about a teenager being arrested for child porn it’s because he either took an explicit picture of himself or he had an explicit picture of his girlfriend and shared it with his buddies. Not this time.

17-year-old Donnie Howard of Crawford, Texas, has been arrested for allegedly producing child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. If you’re new to my site, in the past I’ve documented how Kik is rife with sex offenders and pedophiles and many of them use the app to trade or produce child porn. Howard is said to be no exception.

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The teen is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy while streaming it over Kik to an, as of yet, unknown person. Howard is said to have threatened the victim with violence if he told anyone about what had happened. He’s also accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl and sharing the photographs of that on Kik as well. He’s currently being held on $1.25M bond.

While I’m not excusing his alleged actions, since 17 is more than old enough to know they’re wrong, one can easily surmise that there’s more than one person in this operation. I have to wonder if he was groomed into this type of behavior by another predator on Kik or some other social platform which is yet one more reason to know what apps your kids are using and who they talk to on them.

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.

UPDATE 10/27/2016: Harris was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

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.