Seven years ago, I originally posted about then 21-year-old Gary Wolchesky here. In 2009, he was arrested for using Xbox Live to convince children to record themselves performing sexual acts for Wolchesky’s own pleasure. He then went on YouTube to brag about his exploits. I never thought I would be posting about him again, but yesterday, I received a slew of traffic from people looking for information about Wolchesky.
During his trial Wolchesky, a self-proclaimed pedophile, said he never asked the boys to penetrate themselves and that the boys all consented to the other acts. He also framed his conduct as acts of civil disobedience meant to “advance the cause of pedophilia,” authorities said.
Every once in a while a story comes out about a ‘pedophile activist’. You can read about another one here. They try to compare themselves to the LGBT community and the struggle they’ve undergone for equal rights. The comparison quickly falls flat when you realize that the LGBT community isn’t try to advance the ’cause’ of raping children.
Wolchesky will be looking at a sentence of 60 years when he is sentenced in March.
Police are saying that the predators posed as 14-year-old girls and coerced the boy into posting nude videos of himself on YouTube which he did. He got requests for more videos like that and the boy deleted the original video. He then started receiving threats if he did not post more videos.
The boy’s mother discovered what was going on because she receives copies of the e-mails sent to her son.So far the suspects remain at large.
Now while I think it’s a great idea to have copies of your kids’ e-mails sent to the parents account let’s discuss the 800 pound gorilla in the room. What in the blue hell was a 10-year-old doing with his own YouTube channel? Are you high? Have you ever read the comments from a typical YouTube user? Let’s also not gloss over the fact that the 10-year-old allegedly claimed to be 16 on YouTube. I seriously doubt he was fooling anybody.
Look parents, YouTube is no place for a 10-year-old. Hell, it’s not a place for most children if they can’t handle the verbal abuse that will be heaped upon them by the entirety of YouTube.
And again good job YouTube for the community policing that caught the video before it could fall into the wrong hands. Oh wait, it didn’t.
This is all in the wake of jihadists and would be jihadists posting recruiting videos on the Google owned YouTube. As I’ve said about many other sites that rely on community policing letting inmates run the asylum never works.
Have you ever read the comments on a YouTube video? They make MySpacers look like scintillating conversationalists. These are people who relish in the suffering of others and I’m pretty sure they won’t be flagging many videos especially considering how many school shooters have posted videos on YouTube before committing their crimes.
YouTube needs to moderate its own site and don’t give me any crap about how hard it would be. Not only are their firms out there who specialize in moderating content for large sites like Facebook but Google has deep pockets and it would be a drop in the bucket for them to moderate YouTube themselves.
And for those of you who fancy yourselves constitutional scholars this is not a free speech issue. YouTube/Google is a private entity and has every right to reject any video they see fit. Unfortunately it seems that Google thinks that they are their own government.
That stereotype of a New Jersey douchebag over there is barely 21-year-old Gary Wolchesky of Middletown, New Jersey. He may just be the stupidest criminal in New Jersey.
He allegedly went on YouTube bragging about how much of a pedophile he is. He used such screen names as PEDOTeenTech, GaryGodx, MyIDisPhat, MyIDisCool, TeenTech and Genetic Supremacy. He also claimed that he used Xbox Live and YouTube to find his victims.
This led police to search his home where they allegedly found a cache of child porn.
And yet the most he’s looking at is 18 months in the state pen. This brought to you by the state that produced Jesse Timendiquas. Way to go Jersey, once again making me ashamed of the state I grew up in.
Surprisingly YouTube has actually pulled the videos.
By now we’ve all heard of the brutality of the Mexican drug cartels and the brutality and violence that are spilling into U.S. border towns. Now the cartels are using a new tool for intimidation as if the decapitations weren’t enough. Now they are using YouTube.
One YouTube video sympathetic to the Sinaloa Cartel opens with white lettering: “This is what happens to all my enemies.” A singer launches into an up-tempo song against a montage of images: slain police officers, bullet-ridden police cruisers, shell casings, crumpled bodies.
As usual Google/YouTube is taking their usual stance on such videos…
Victoria Grand, head of policy for YouTube, says company officials have seen the cartel videos on their website but would not comment on specific videos.
She then goes on to tout YouTube’s policy of letting the users police the site. Again I have to cite the mentality of the stereotypical YouTube user. To put it bluntly they aren’t going to police shit.
And again I have to say that Google can censor an entire country of a few billion people yet they won’t delete videos posted by violent criminals.
An Australian vigilante is using YouTube in order to lure pedophiles out in the open. Allegedly he poses on YouTube as a 13-year-old boy. The article doesn’t elaborate but it sounds like he uses YouTube to set up meetings with the pedophiles then gets all their personal info to post it to YouTube.
Law enforcement and child advocacy groups are hoping to discourage this kind of activity as it could lead to child molesters getting off of their charges.
To all would be vigilantes out there. You’re not as smart as you think you are and you’re probably doing more harm than good.
Last year after the shootings at Jokela High School in Finland I called on YouTube to revise its policy about videos such as the ones that Pekka-Eric Auvinen posted prior to the shootings. Of course the Google owned company didn’t heed my words. Why would they? I’m just one blogger and they’re a multi-billion dollar corporation. However that warning has come back to bite them in the ass with Matti Saari and the Kauhajoki School shooting.
As I mentioned before Saari posted similar videos to the ones Auvinen made prior to his shooting spree. Not to mention all the mutant videos that pay tribute to the Columbine killers. I wonder if it will finally take the deaths of 10 people in Finland to rethink their policies.
Stop relying on the users to flag inappropriate videos. Considering the stereotypical YouTube user this is kind of the videos they live for.
Like I’ve said before, if Google can censor the entire country of China I would imagine they could do a better job in screening their videos.
This is why childhood diseases that we thought were wiped out are making a comeback. Some tin foil hatters who buy into the unproven alleged link to autism and various other crackpot theories post this crap on the web and then get other stupid people to buy into it.
YouTube and their parent company Google are saying they will not monitor their site for videos inciting violence against schools. Much like the video that Pekka-Eric Auvinen posted shortly before killing 8 at Jokela High School in Finland.
Peter Fleischer, privacy counsel at Google, which bought YouTube last year, said the website was not considering passing more information to the police to avert such events. “Logistically we couldn’t do pre-screening,” he said. “We don’t want to become censors of the web.”
I fail to see how that would be any different from pulling copyrighted material off their site. They don’t seem to have an issue with that.
Mr Fleischer said privacy was of paramount importance but admitted there was no blanket ban on passing on information. “If it were child pornography then we would inform the authorities immediately. In the case of somebody doing a video that looks something like hate speech, however, we would remove the account. In most of these cases we don’t report it.”
Except they don’t suspend the accounts. The accounts for Auvinen and Dillon Cossey were still active after their respective incidents occurred. Cossey’s was even up for weeks after his arrest.
As long as YouTube allows these hate filled mutants to post video tributes to mass murderers they’ll just continue to be the whipping boy whenever one of these events happens.