36-year-old Scott Prince of Naples, Florida, is accused of allegedly sexually assaulting an underage girl. He is said to have met the girl on the random web chat site Omegle. Here is a list of his alleged offenses courtesy of WINKNews.com…
The pair met on three different occasions between December 2015 and Jan. 23:
A Bob Evans restaurant off Northbrooke Plaza Drive in December. They had sex in a nearby parking lot, the report said.
At Prince’s home in January. She was asked to perform sexual acts, the report said.
On Saturday, she was forced to perform sexual acts in his den, then was sexually assaulted in his bedroom, the report said.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office say that there may be more victims.
Here’s the thing about Omegle. Some reports call it an app but it’s not. Omegle is just a website, It can be used on any device that has a camera and an internet connection. It works amazingly well not only on PCs but on mobile devices as well. The only thing you need to use Omegle is a web browser. So if you’re looking for an Omegle app you won’t find one. If you’re looking for it on any of your kids’ devices you’ll have to check the browser history.
The other think about Omegle is that I don’t think enough law enforcement agencies are aware of the site. ‘Omegle arrests’ and ‘can I be arrested from Omegle?’ are the top search terms people use to find my website yet there aren’t enough arrests in proportion to the number of searches I receive. Kik makes many more headlines with arrests being involved yet hardly anyone searches for that. It leads me to believe that Omegle is possibly just as rife as Kik is with predators. The problem may be that Omegle doesn’t require any kind of user account as its purpose is to connect you with someone random regardless of age. That kind of anonymity combined with the number of kids that are on it and the lack of law enforcement involvement is a dangerous mix.