Tag Archive: child solicitation

73-year-old man charged with being a Kik kreeper

James Swanson

James Swanson

73-year-old James Swanson, of Crivitz, Wisconsin, has been arrested by Waukesha police for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex over the mobile messaging app Kik. Police say that Swanson tried using his photography business as a way to approach his alleged victim. However the 15-year-old girl was actually a detective from the Waukesha police.

Police say Swanson asked the detective, who he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, for nude photos “several times,” allegedly telling the detective/15-year-old girl “I like young.”

The complaint indicates Swanson sent the detective photos of nude, younger females, along with pornographic images and videos.

Of course police set up a meeting where Swanson was arrested and at the time of his arrest he was reportedly in possession of a sex toy and erectile dysfunction pills, among other things.

Police believe he may have had other victims…

Police say if Swanson has taken nude photos of you against your will, you should contact the Waukesha Police Department at (262) 524-3831.

The main reason I posted this story is because this is a septuagenarian who had the technical wherewithal to be able to use Kik proficiently enough to try to find victims. If you’re a parent of a child who is in the target demographic for Kik users and you think you’re too old to learn how to navigate your kid’s smartphone you’re not. You’re never too old to learn how to protect your kids from the sex offenders and pedophiles on Kik.

Suspect crosses state lines in attempt to have sex with 12-year-old from Omegle

Ryan Salehzadeh

Ryan Salehzadeh

25-year-old Ryan Reza Salehzadeh, of Fayetteville, Georgia, allegedly traveled to Pembroke Pines, Florida, in order to ‘have sex’ (child rape) with a 12-year-old girl whom he met on the webcam chat site Omegle. According to Google Maps that’s roughly a 9 hour drive. For those of you who may not know Omegle is a site that pairs you up with a random person to chat with. Its motto even encourages you to ‘Talk to strangers!’

Salehzadeh is said to have told the girl that he loved her and wanted him to be the first mas she had sex with. He also used the old predator adage of ‘age is just a number’…

“Age doesn’t matter it’s just a silly number, plus I’m not one of those people who freak out about age, I don’t care about age,” he wrote, according to the arrest warrant. “I want you baby.”

As I’ve said before Omegle is not an app. It’s a website that cab be accessed from any camera enabled device that has internet access and a web browser and Omegle has no way of verifying your child’s age. That means your kids could potentially access Omegle from their phone, tablet or computer at any time opening them up to predators like this. Luckily Salehzadeh was arrested before he could harm the girl but other children that have met predators through Omegle have not been so lucky.

Kik kreeper says “I’m not him” while being arrested for soliciting 10-year-old

Lance Kyer

Lance Kyer

30-year-old Lance Kyer of Indianapolis was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting a 10-year-old boy for sex over messaging app Kik. That’s not a typo, the kid was ten-years-old. Don’t get ahead of me just yet.

The boy’s mother had contacted police after finding explicit messages on her son’s Kik account. Police then posed as the boy in order to arrest Kyer. What happens next is the stuff of bad 80’s sitcoms…

When the investigators arrived to meet Kyer and identified himself as the police, Kyer responded, “I’m not him!” and tried to get away. He was quickly taken into custody.

Like the police would go “Ok, sorry. Enjoy your night”. That would almost be funny if we weren’t talking about a real predator here…

During the Kik exchange, the investigator maintained he was 10 years old and asked Kyer to confirm his age. Kyer said he was 30 years old. Kyer then asked when they could meet; the investigator asked Kyer what they would do if they did meet up. Kyer responded that “we can watch movies (and) maybe fool around if you like,” according to court documents.

So basically this 30-year-old man was asking a 10-year-old boy to Netflix and chill. Not only that but Kyer allegedly admitted to police that he had planned on travelling to Ohio to see another boy.

Now on to what you’re all screaming at your various screens of various size. What the hell was a 10-year-old boy doing on Kik? I’m glad that a parent was aware enough to detect what was happening but no 10-year-old needs to be on Kik especially since it’s rife with, you guessed it, sex offenders and pedophiles. You may as well just leave your kid duct taped to a school crossing sign at that point.

Florida Kik kreeper sent sex toys to teen twice

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24-year-old Joshua Austin of Perry, Florida, was recently arrested for allegedly having an online sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl from Polk County, Florida. In case you’re not aware the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is probably my favorite police department in the country. Sheriff Grady Judd has been very active not only in catching online predators but sex traffickers as well.

Austin reportedly met the girl in a chat room and since he used Kik to communicate with the girl I’m going to assume it was a Kik chat room. Being the romantic type that he is Austin is said to have sent the girl sex toys and condoms. The girl’s father found them and took them away only for Austin to send replacements. The father also discovered that Austin was talking to his daughter and told him to stop calling her. I know it’s easy to play Monday morning quarterback at this point but if you should ever find a predator like this talking to your kids you should not hesitate to call police. For all we know this assclown could have other victims.

ND Kik Kreeper couldn’t believe an 11-year-old was on the internet

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34-year-old James Lee Thompson, of Fargo, North Dakota, is being charged with allegedly sending explicit pictures of himself to an 11-year-old girl from Massachusetts. Thompson is said to have sent the picture over instant messaging app Kik while police in Mass. were posing as the girl on her phone. Thompson allegedly followed up the picture with a message of “Can I c a naughty pic.”

When Thompson was approached by police about the picture he reportedly had the following to say about it…

“Thompson said he was not going to believe someone who said they were 11, because ‘what parent would allow an 11 year old on the internet,’ ” Fargo Police Detective Mark Voigtschild wrote in his report. “Thompson said there was no way this person was 11.”

I can honestly say that’s the first time I’ve ever heard that. While it’s a variation on the ‘she lied about her age’ trope I can’t believe he used the reverse of it, or that he would think that would work with police. In case you’re wondering I’ve posted at least one story where an 8-year-old girl was on Kik.

Thompson is no stranger to legal issues with children as he was previously convicted of child neglect charges in 2007. So Thompson has graduated from abusing his own kid to abusing other people’s. Allegedly.

Don’t forget folks that Kik is rampant with pedophiles and sex offenders and all your kids need to be on it is a smart phone or tablet and a wi-fi connection.

Kik kreeper soccer coach texts teen in hospital for nude pic

Djamesley Leveille

Djamesley Leveille

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office in Florida have arrested Djamesley Leveille on alleged child solicitation charges. Leveille is a kids soccer coach and police say that he used Kik to allegedly request nude pictures from one of his players, a 14-year-old girl.

Further showing how far predators go in order to get what they want police say that Leveille posed as his sister ‘Nay Brown’ on Kik in order to request the pictures from his player. The real problem is that the victim had texted Leveille earlier to say she would not be at practice because she was sick enough to go to the hospital. So while this girl was in distress at more than likely the ER she gets a Kik message from someone asking her for nude pics. Not exactly what I would call sympathetic to say the least.

I’ve been saying for a while now that Kik is a collective for pedophiles and sex offenders but I wonder if Kik is actually doing anything to prevent this or are they taking the craigslist approach of only doing something when asked by police.

RSO offered runaway girls “whatever u need” if “you help me” on craigslist

Raymond Andrew Berg

Raymond Andrew Berg

Minneapolis police say that registered sex offender Raymond Andrew Berg allegedly placed an ad on craigslist that seemed to be targeted to homeless or runaway girls.

According to the criminal complaint, the Minneapolis Police Department got a tip about the ad on Saturday, Nov. 7, which said, “Homeless? Had a fight with parents or bf? Need a place to stay tonight?” The ad offered free rent, rides, food and “whatever u need” if “you help me,” according to the complaint.

Police responded to the ad posing as a 15-year-old girl where police say he asked the girl for phone sex. I guess his intentions weren’t just for helping someone off the street. Berg was arrested at a pre-determined meeting place.

As I said recently that this is an everyday occurrence on craigslist and they refuse to do anything about it. While this time there was no actual girl that doesn’t mean that victims are being preyed upon every day by people like this on craigslist. Do they all have to be 4-years-old for anyone to care?

Kik kreeper teacher said sex with boys is fun

Evan Ballowe

Evan Ballowe

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” told the boy sex is “fun” and asked the boy if he could sneak out of his house when his parents were asleep to meet him to have sex, according to the report. The complaint also says “Southern Guy” sent the 13-year-old a picture of an erect penis and a picture of a nude white man laying face down. “Southern Guy” reportedly asked the boy to send nude pictures, but the boy told him his camera wasn’t working.

Now that’s a smart kid. Unfortunately not every kid is that quick on their feet. As I’ve been documenting, Kik is lousy with pedophiles and sex offenders. If you’re not monitoring your children’s online habits someone else will and it won’t be someone with good intentions. More than likely it will be someone like this who wants your kids to sneak out of the house before they abduct and molest them if not worse. So isn’t worth a little inconvenience to your kids?

Georgia Kik kreeper threatened Florida girl for nude pics

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid

Steven Wayne Reid, of Georgia, is accused of going to great lengths in order to allegedly harass a 13-year-old Florida girl over Kik into sending him explicit photos of herself. The girl is from Polk County, Florida, which is home to my personal favorite County Sheriff, Grady Judd. If one can be a fanboy for a law enforcement officer then call me a fanboy.

Anyway, according to the article from ABC Action News in Tampa, Reid went to some extraordinary, yet creepy as hell, lengths in order to get what he wanted…

According to the affidavit, the girl was contacted on November 4 via the mobile phone messaging application “KIK” by someone claiming to be a 14-year-old girl named “Laura” with the KIK username “laura_hench14” who was extorting her to send nude images.

Soon after “Laura” initiated a conversation with the victim, “Laura” sent the victim an image of a Facebook profile with the victim’s face on it, and said, “So listen. I’m gonna make a Facebook with your pic. I can’t stand you at school. I like you so much but you don’t notice me. So I want to see your bra. If you do that then I’ll leave it at that. But if you refuse then I’ll do something crazy like make a Facebook saying you hate [derogatory term for African-Americans]. If you tell anyone then I’ll also do it. I can wait until you ready.”

If that wasn’t enough Reid cranked up the creep factor…

The victim told the suspect he was a “creepy stalker guy” to which the suspect replied he was a teacher at her school and that he would pull her into his classroom and sexually batter her. He additionally told her, “I’ll bring a gun [to school] and kill us both. I’m desperate. Take a [nude] pic and you won’t have any trouble.” The suspect then sent the victim a video depicting an adult male rubbing his exposed genitals.

There are literally no limits to the lengths these pedophiles will go to in order to get what they want from your kids. Isn’t it better to have your kids be inconvenienced by parental monitoring than be scarred for life by cretins like this?

Sheriff Judd puts it best…

“This is a dangerous person,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “We know that he is one step away, if he hasn’t physically molested children, he will.”

Thanks to Monica for the tip.

Charlotte 10-year-old solicited through Kik

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A 10-year-old girl from right here in Charlotte, North Carolina, had a pornographic image sent to her through the instant messaging app Kik. No arrests have been made but the suspect allegedly posed as a 15-year-old named Steven.

In case you needed more incentive to find out what apps are on your kids’ phones this should be it as Kik is a known refuge for pedophiles and sex offenders. No 10-year-old needs to be on Kik.