Do you want another cautionary tale about why you should check the apps your kids are using? Too bad, you’re getting one anyway.
In Bentonville, Arkansas, police arrested 52-year-old James Warren Breedlove for allegedly possessing child porn. Police in Bentonville were contacted by police in Wadsworth, Ohio, when parents there discovered that their 12-year-old daughter had exchanged nude pictures with Breedlove over the messaging app Kik.
Further investigation of Breedlove showed that he also communicated with a 16-year-old girl from Ireland, a 14-year-old girl in Illinois and an 11-year-old girl in Georgia. In total police believe that Breedlove received explicit photos from 10 underage victims.
I’ll keep saying it until I have a reason not to anymore. Check what apps are on your kids’ devices and check who is on their friends list on these apps. If you’re not paying attention the predators are.
UPDATE 2/17/2016: Breedlove was sentenced to 25 years behind bars.