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Social Scandal Sheet 6/24/2019

Kik

Man sentenced to 3 years for sexually abusing teen in Olympic National Park

A complaint filed in May says James Christopher Overton began communicating with a girl on the Kik app when she was 13 and he was 33.

N.J. man traveled to Virginia to have sex with 14-year-old he met on Kik. Now he’s headed to prison for 15 years

Matthew Essen, 22, of Marlboro met a 14-year-old on the social messaging app Kik and traveled to Virginia to have sex with the teen has been sentenced to 15 years prison.

Mobile man admits trying to have sex with 9-year-old and 14-year-old

Randall Keith Midkiff admitted he later contacted the family’s 14-year-old daughter on Facebook and through a phone app called Kik, attempting to meet her for sex.

Port Crane Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography

As part of his guilty plea, Jack Hiller, 55, of Port Crane, admitted that he used Kik, a message application, to receive sexually explicit images of children, under under the age of 12

Ex-Bandon coach faces 30 years for child abuse

“Sean Jeffrey Haga, 34, posted a message stating, ‘Looking for a mum or dad into kids,’ and provided his Kik messenger user name,” the court document says.

Indiana County man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting teenage boy

“51-year-old Stephen Joe Czerniec Jr. is also alleged to have exchanged nude photographs and text messages with the juvenile through the online site/app ‘KIK’ utilizing the screen name ‘Steve Czerniec,’”

Suspected child predator arrested following undercover investigation in Tulsa

Officials say a man started talking to the profile and the conversation turned inappropriate. At some point, the man asked the girl to switch to the “Kik” app. Police say the man told the girl he “wanted to take her virginity.”Detectives were able to track down the man’s IP address which led them to a home in Skiatook where they arrested 30-year-old Corey Vessar.

East Bay resident, ex-swimming instructor sentenced to prison for child porn

In his plea agreement, Nicholas Hodges, 31, admitted to obtaining and sharing pictures and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct between August 2016 and March 2017. A defense sentencing memorandum filed with the court June 13 said Hodges stored many of them in a Dropbox folder and used the Kik Messenger app to solicit and spread those images.

A retired Navy man entered a ‘family fun’ chat group. He was looking for child sex

Despite being under such investigation by NCIS, 48-year-old Charles Leis went back on Kik to a “family fun in Orlando” chat group. Upon finding a father in Orlando with 9-year-old and 11-year-old daughters, Leis asked “Are you active with them?”

Remember, Kik is the app preferred by sex offenderspedophiles, and child porn collectors.

Snapchat

Salem, WV, man who used Snapchat to send obscene photos to boy pleads guilty to felony

Sometime between October 2016 and October 2017, Brian Keith Allen used Snapchat to send photos of his genitals to a boy who was under age 16.

Sex charges against substitute teacher may be first of their kind in Anne Arundel County

What began with a teacher and student exchanging phone numbers and usernames to Snapchat, soon escalated into a sexual relationship off campus. Alexis Mercedes Boberg, 25, turned herself in to authorities.

Twinsburg teacher pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with student

33-year-old Akron resident Laura V. Bucy , who began working for the district as a family and consumer sciences teacher in August 2017, was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with the boy at the school and sending obscene photos via Snapchat to a juvenile that fall.

Mom Finds Inappropriate Photos, Messages On Teen’s Phone

Indiana State Police from the Putnamville Post questioned 21-year-old Zachary M. Auler, who allegedly admitted to sending nude pictures of himself to underage females through Snapchat. Auler allegedly told police he knew that the girl was only 13. Investigators obtained a warrant for Auler’s cell phone.

Female soccer trainer faces child porn charge over exchanged photos

Shelby Garigen, 41, of Clarence Center, is accused of using her Snapchat account to exchange sexually explicit photos with two 17-year-old boys.

West Seattle High School basketball coach charged with sexting student-athlete

An investigation documents, police said Michael D. Gutierrez sent inappropriate messages to two student-athletes on the app Snapchat.

Complaint: Mt. Horeb man accused of sending nude photos to girls ages 14-16

According to the criminal complaint, girls ages 14 to 16 reported that 26-year-old Jesse B. Walker sent them nude pictures of himself through Snapchat.

Former substitute teacher sentenced for inappropriate behavior with male students

In January, 50-year-old Angela Cone-Stanton was arrested after authorities learned of the illegal interactions with the teen boys at Citrus High School. Deputies said she performed a lewd act on one student and sent nude photos to the others through Snapchat.

Philipsburg man pleads guilty to sending explicit photos to teen

Police said Hunter Thomas Harris, 25, contacted the teen through Facebook messenger. When she told him she was 16 years old, he replied “ughh lol” and asked why she couldn’t be 18 years old.

The two then began communicating on Snapchat, according to the criminal complaint.

Teacher Sentenced To 11 Years For Enticing MA 11-Year-Old

25-year-old teacher Logan Procell first contacted the 11-year-old girl in Greater Boston via Snapchat after seeing her on a different social media app.

‘Prolific sexual predator’ facing charges in 4 counties

Adam Michael Wallace, 29, has been indicted on 19 felony charges in Washington County for allegedly sexually abusing boys and luring minors online. Wallace, who sometimes goes by his middle name, is believed to have used Instagram, SnapChat, Grinder, Hornet and text messages to contact his underage victims.

MeetMe

Man gets 5 years probation after pleading guilty to sexually abusing 11-year-old girl

The girl gave her address while using her mother’s phone to exchange messages with Joseph Meili, 22, of Russellville, Missouri, on the MeetMe dating app.

Tumblr

Man pleads guilty to producing child porn with 5-year-old girl

“21-year-old Aaron Lloyd Mitchell further admitted to posting the photos of the females on Tumblr,” a federal complaint states. “Mitchell stated he had taken the photos through the SnapChat application, and then saved them to the camera roll on Mitchell’s phone, but he believed he had deleted most of them.”

Here’s his mugshot.

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