The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

In Ocean County, New Jersey a man recently confronted a suspected online predator at a Toms River strip mall. Of course, the incident was being live-streamed on Facebook Live at the time. The man conducting the amateur sting is also said to have a YouTube channel as well. However, for once, police were called to …

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52-year-old Alan J. Beaty of Galesburg, Illinois is accused of soliciting an 11-year-old girl on Facebook for sex from nearby Kewanee, Illinois. Beaty was also said to be allegedly sending explicit images to the girl and tried to arrange a meeting with the child. Personally, I’d love to know the story behind the mugshot, but …

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25-year-old Jonathan Pagan of Bridgeport, Connecticut was recently arrested for allegedly sending explicit pictures of himself to a 14-year-old girl. Pagan is said to have seen a picture of the girl wearing a party dress on Facebook. Pagan reportedly responded to this picture by telling the girl he wanted to have sex with her. As …

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Speaking of dudes who just can’t stop themselves, we have 41-year-old Arliss Burress of Valparaiso, Indiana. He’s been charged with allegedly molesting a child and was ordered to have no contact with the victim. While the victim blocked Burress on Facebook, Burress allegedly opened another account to ‘wave’ to his purported victim on Messenger. Burress …

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24-year-old Alejandro Cabrera Hernandez, of Frederick, Maryland, is said to have made the 300 mile 5 hour trip to Goldsboro, North Carolina to ‘have sex’ with a 15-year-old girl he had been in contact with on Facebook. Hernandez was arrested by local deputies after the girl’s mother reported a strange man in her home. He …

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Ugh, where to begin with this one? 38-year-old Paul Marino Castillo was arrested by Layton City Police in Utah for allegedly sexually harassing people over social media. This resulted in Castillo being charged with 13 third-degree felonies.  Castillo is accused of harassing a former co-worker over Facebook Messenger and Instagram by sending her nude photos …

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31-year-old Anthony Lamar Bishop of Duryea, Pennsylvania was recently arrested for allegedly receiving explicit videos from a 16-year-old girl. Bishop was said to have received the videos through Facebook Messenger. However, Bishop knew the girl in real life… She also said that she knew Bishop and that he would give her rides home and they …

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You know, I’ve been giving Facebook too much of a free pass lately. While most online predators seem to be on apps like Kik and Snapchat, we can’t forget about good old Facebook. For example, take 21-year-old Austin Ballew of Cherryville, Kansas. He recently pleaded guilty to five counts of sexually exploiting a child and …

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Apparently, it seems to be all the rage for people to start their own vigilantes ‘pedo-hunter’ Facebook pages. I’ve talked about groups like this before here and here. Basically, these groups follow the Perverted Justice business model. They pose as children and lure suspected online predators to a meeting place where the cell phone cowboys …

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Have you ever been driving to someplace new and get lost? Even with modern GPS, someone can still make a wrong turn into somebody else’s neighborhood. That’s what happened to a man from Big Lake, Minnesota, but he didn’t think he’d be labeled a public menace because of it. The unnamed man was going to …

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