I’ve mentioned in the past how I used to a fan of the ‘To Catch a Predator’ series that used to be on NBC Dateline. My favorite parts were the excuses the suspects used to give after Chris Hansen asked them to have a seat. While Chris Hansen may not be involved, this alleged excuse may just take the proverbial cake.
31-year-old Khurtis Maasch was a corrections officer for the state of Colorado. He allegedly posed as an 18-year-old named Jax on Snapchat to talk to a 14-year-old girl that supposedly popped up in his feed. They ‘had sex’ (child rape) on multiple occasions. When the girl became suspect of Maasch’s age she told her parents who got the Fountain, Colorado police involved. While police were interviewing the girl Maasch allegedly messaged the girl…
While one detective was interviewing the girl, Maasch sent another message and tried to convince her to agree to anal sex in the backseat of his SUV.
Cue the Mallrats jokes…
Posing as the girl, local police set up a meeting with Maasch. At the time of his arrest, he is said to have told police that he was only there “because he wanted to ‘do a sting’ to teach parents and their teens the dangers of sexual predators.”
Was he going to teach the parents this lesson before or after he assaulted the girl?
Madalynne P. Iteen
22-year-old Madalynne P. Iteen of Lowell, Michigan, was arrested back in 2018 for taking explicit pictures of an 8-month-old baby she was babysitting. She then shared the pictures on Snapchat with a man from Canada. These were no cute baby pictures misconstrued as child porn as Iteen admitted positioning the baby in sexual ways.
More recently, she was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to production of child porn. She’ll also be on the sex offender registry 10 years after her release.
Sadly, this is far from the first time I’ve posted about women producing child porn for their online ‘boyfriends’.
I couldn’t find his mugshot so I did a GIS for ‘ creepy doctor’.
31-year-old Justin Neisler of Denver, Colorado recently pleaded guilty to child porn charges. Neisler is a doctor who secretly took pictures of his pediatric patients and later uploaded them to Tumblr for his own sexual gratification.
Neisler allegedly told investigators that he would record patients who were between the ages of 9 and 11 because they were old enough to not have their parents in the exam room with them.
Prosecutors will recommend a 25-year sentence when he is sentenced in late May.
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52-year-old Richard Logsdon was convicted in 2004 of second-degree murder in Hillsborough County, Florida. He was released from prison in 2016. He might be returning to prison again after his latest charge.
Police in Ocala, Florida say that Lodgson responded to a craigslist ad posted by police where they posed as a 13 or 14-year-old girl depending on which report you read. Lodgson allegedly asked the girl for sex and explicit photos even after knowing her age.
These conversations took place during November of 2018, well after craigslist had removed its personals section. This leads me to believe that the ad posted by police as in the ‘missed encounters’ section where all the craigslist creeps seem to have migrated to.
The point is, craigslist still has some clean up to do that they won’t do anything about unless forced by legislation.
After the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System implemented a million-dollar security system. It was designed to allow a school staff member to press a panic alarm with the ID badge if something catastrophic were to happen. Great in theory but the system doesn’t work.
North Carolina has one of the lowest teacher salaries in the country. But rather than paying them a decent wage or, you know, doing something about guns falling into the hands of school children, we’d rather pay for faulty equipment that could potentially do more harm than good in case of an emergency.
If you’ll recall, last week, 19-year-old Cesar Cortes was accidentally shot and killed at Bellaire High School near Houston, Texas. The 16-year-old friend of Cortes took the gun out of his waistband during JROTC practice and pulled the trigger thinking the 32. caliber handgun was not loaded. The juvenile suspect fled the school and ditched the gun.
Now it’s being reported that the gun has been found. Police are being tight-lipped about where the gun was found. Subsequently, there has been no news about where the 16-year-old was able to get his hands on the gun.
A 12-year-old girl from Colorado Springs was offered money for explicit pictures by a stranger on Snapchat.
Before I address the obvious I wanted to share this quote from the news article.
“I know it is out there, but you never expect it to happen to you.”
This kind of attitude is what allows online predators to groom your children.
And lastly, no 12-year-old needs to be on Snapchat. While Snapchat’s terms allow users to be 13-years-old, I personally wouldn’t allow any child to use it until they were much older.
I originally posted about the 2017 murder of Hesham Kamel here. The 52-year-old man was shot in killed in Cleveland after leaving to meet someone who was interested in buying his car through the OfferUp app in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Kamel was approached by four individuals when a scuffle ensued. Someone produced a gun that Mr. Kamel tried to grab and was shot instead.
Earlier this month, 21-year-olds Michael Butler and Prophet Beverly were indicted on charges of aggravated murder. The pair plus two minors are said to have hatched a plan to rob someone off of OfferUp.
Beverly was already in prison after pleading guilty to a different armed robbery. Butler was arrested earlier this month.
If you’re going to use a service like OfferUp, I always recommend meeting the other person at a local police station. While that doesn’t 100% guarantee your safety, it does go a long way in protecting you.
Franciso Medina Chavez
39-year-old Francisco Medina Chavez of Fontana, California was said to be in possession of over 1500 images and videos of child porn.
Using the screen name ‘Pedro Callen’, Chavez was said to have used the following apps to collect and trade child porn.
(MeWe, Telegram, Grinder, Wickr Me, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tagged, Kik, Whats App, Hushed, Burner, Growlrand Proton Mail)
Absolutely not surprised to see Kik on that list considering the platform is full of sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors.
Police are asking the public if they have any more information regarding Chavez.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Kouroubacalis from the Fontana Police Department’s ICAC unit via e-mail email@example.com.
20-year-old KilianThomas of Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania is accused of the alleged rape of two underage girls. Thomas is believed to have met the girls on Snapchat. The victims’ ages are 11 and 13.
Thomas is said to have tried using the defense of ‘they lied about their ages.’ Not quite ‘they said they were 18’ but close enough. If you can’t tell an 11-year-old girl is under age then you have bigger problems. Check for ID next time, sport.
Again, Snapchat’s terms of service allow users to be as young as 13 but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should be on it.