The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

36-year-old Andrew Potter of Independence, Missouri, was arrested by the Faulkner County (Ark.) Sheriff’s Office for allegedly exchanging child porn with undercover investigators. FCSO investigators reportedly found Potter on Kik, in a group called ‘pedheaven’. Investigators posed as a man who was willing to let Potter have sex with his wife and possibly one of …

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In May of 2017, 66-year-old former foster parent Clarence “Charlie” Garretson was sentenced to life in federal prison for sexually abusing and raping at least 14 out of the 35 foster children entrusted to the care of he and his wife by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The crimes took place between 1998 and …

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Sometimes, I take heat from people who say that a child is more likely to be molested or solicited by someone they know rather than strangers online. While that is true, it doesn’t stop the people who are familiar with their victims from using social media to continue contacting them. For example, take 26-year-old Kevin …

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32-year-old Randy James Myers, of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania, was arrested after traveling from Bismarck, North Dakota to Conway, Arkansas, in order to allegedly meet an 11-year-old and 14-year-old for sex. According to Google Maps, that’s a 17 hour drive of over 1100 miles. Myers is said to have used the mobile messaging app Kik in a …

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39-year-old Andre Martez Straughn of Milton, Florida, was allegedly caught with over 50,000 child porn images, many of which were said to have been traded on Kik. UPDATE 6/11/2016: Straughn has pleaded guilty to child porn charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

24-year-old Evan Ballowe, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was recently arrested for allegedly messaging a 13-year-old boy for sex over Kik. Ballowe is a teacher however it appears that the boy he messaged was not from the school he taught at. Ballowe allegedly posed as a 15-year-old boy using the screen name of “Southern Guy”. “Southern Guy” …

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They say that April is the cruelest month but I think February may have just taken the crown. Back in February 56-year-old Frank Steinsiek of Little Rock, Arkansas, was shot and killed by someone allegedly posing as a craigslist buyer for the motorcycle he was advertising. Arrested for the shooting and charged with capital murder …

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Do you want another cautionary tale about why you should check the apps your kids are using? Too bad, you’re getting one anyway. In Bentonville, Arkansas, police arrested 52-year-old James Warren Breedlove for allegedly possessing child porn. Police in Bentonville were contacted by police in Wadsworth, Ohio, when parents there discovered that their 12-year-old daughter …

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As I have posted before the Kik messaging app is a tool of the trade for pedophiles and predators. Not only is it used by predators to groom and lure kids but it’s also used by child porn purveyors to trade child porn among them. That’s not to say that Kik isn’t actively reporting such …

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Recently in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the married couple of Doncouri and Sherwanda Wells were arrested for allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on Backpage. To hear Backpage tell it you would think they have a foolproof screening system for these kind of ads since they claim to delete a million inappropriate ads a month. So how were …

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