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.