The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

I often seem to joke about how the mobile messaging app Kik is overrun with sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. Granted it may be dark humor, but it underlies a serious problem the app has that little is being done about. For example, let’s take Richard Schmeling of Wyoming, Michigan. Schmeling is a registered sex offender …

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Let’s go straight to the quote… On Dec. 6, Josiah Chris Reeder, 29, was charged in 4th District Court with five counts of lewdness involving a child, a class B misdemeanor. Two days later, he was charged with sodomy on a child and aggravated sex abuse of a child, first-degree felonies. On Dec. 16 he …

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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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Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite microblogging site, Tumblr. Tumblr was mostly famous for teens and young adults who wanted to enjoy and discuss their various fandoms. It also housed porn, lots and lots of porn, until adult content was purged from the platform. Tumblr has also been used in the past as a place …

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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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I originally posted about Aaron Matthew Manning of Bozeman, Montana here. Back in 2016, he was arrested for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl who he met over the mobile messaging app Kik.  When the victim told Manning her age he reportedly responded by saying “It’s a good thing you’re so mature.” I was unable to …

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21-year-old Talin C. Ross of Ripon, Wisconsin was recently arrested for allegedly taking a 15-year-old girl to Arizona, but that’s not why he’s here. Prior to his most recent arrest, Ross was under investigation for allegedly trading child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik. In 2018, Ross was allegedly posing as a woman on …

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Police in South Florida received a tip from Homeland Security that a Kik user called ‘hardrivefl’ had shared child porn on the mobile messaging app. The IP address was said to have been traced back to 61-year-old Jeffrey Darter of West Palm Beach. Darter was an IT manager at the Supervisor of Elections office. When …

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19-year-old Rayan Hussain from Chicago was allegedly caught in the Canfield, Ohio backyard of a 14-year-old girl. The pair were said to have met on the mobile messaging app Kik. The 19-year-old Hussain claims that he was only there to counsel the girl who is said to have recently lost a friend. He also claimed …

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42-year-old Travis John Kraemer of Idaho Falls is a real piece of work. He’s accused of allegedly sharing child porn on the mobile messaging app Kik, but it’s much worse than that sounds. Kraemer is said to have used a hidden camera to record children without their knowledge before sharing the videos on Kik. He …

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