18-year-old Shea Dylan Myers, of Chandler, Arizona, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. The victim claims that Myers met the victim on Omegle then took the conversation to the messaging app Kik. The victim’s mother found evidence on the victim’s phone that her son had been assaulted.
I’ve gone on before about how Kik is rife with sex offenders and pedophiles. I’ve also said the same about Omegle. What you may not know about Omegle is that it’s not an app, it’s just a website. However as I have also explained in the past its motto is ‘Talk to strangers!’ It’s a webcam chat site in the vein of ChatRoulette. So if you’re looking for an Omegle app on any of your kids’ devices you won’t find one. All it takes to access Omegle is a camera enabled device and an internet connection. This could range from a phone to a tablet to a PC as long as it has a camera feature. Also, the internet connection could be a wi-fi connection since most of those devices can also connect to the internet using wi-fi, a mobile data connection isn’t always needed.
On a different note I can tell that some of you think that sex between an 18-year-old and a 13-year-old is no big deal, you’re wrong as usual. In the state of Arizona the legal age of consent is 18-years-old and even specifies the close-in-age exceptions.
B. It is a defense to a prosecution pursuant to sections 13-1404 and 13-1405 in which the victim’s lack of consent is based on incapacity to consent because the victim was fifteen, sixteen or seventeen years of age if at the time the defendant engaged in the conduct constituting the offence the defendant did not know and could not reasonably have known the age of the victim.
Considering Myers supposedly gave police the names of two other victims and admitted to possessing child porn I’m going to assume he knew the age of his victim.