FBI seeks information on prolific social media predator

FBI seeks information on prolific social media predator

Nikko Adolfo Perez

The FBI is looking for more victims of Nikko Adolfo Perez of Atwater, California. Perez has been indicted on several counts of crimes relating to children and social media including receipt of child porn. The 26-year-old Perez is believed to have used a number of social media platforms including Omegle, Instagram, Snapchat, and Kik, among others to coerce children into sending him explicit pictures.

Two victims of Perez are already known and they are two boys from Utah ages 8 and 10. Perez allegedly befriended his victims using the screen name of ‘captainamerica272018’ He was also said to have offered his victims credit on the Google Play Store to send him the pictures and if that didn’t work he would threaten their families with violence. These are the usual tactics of many online predators. The FBI believes that Perez may have more victims and are asking for the public’s help in finding them.

Please contact the FBI by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) and selecting the option for the Nikko Adolfo Perez investigation. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

In order to protect your children from predators like this, you have to know that none of the apps and websites mentioned above are suitable for children. The terms of service of these platforms set the minimum age of usage at 13 and even that’s too young for some of these social apps in my opinion. 8 and 10 are way too young for any child to be on any of these apps unsupervised. If you’re letting your kids run free on these apps you may as well just look up the nearest sex offender on your local registry and drop your kids off at their house.

Craigslist creeper caught trying to buy kids at Super Bowl

Craigslist creeper caught trying to buy kids at Super Bowl

It’s highly debated whether or not a large event like the Super Bowl increases human trafficking and prostitution in the area where it’s held. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. For example, take 33-year-old Justin Beard, of Branson, Missouri. Beard was in Minneapolis in order to work some of the public events leading up to the big game. Police say Beard allegedly tried to purchase two kids off of craigslist for the purpose of sex, or as I call it, child rape.

Beard is said to have responded to a craigslist ad from a father who claimed to be offering his 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son for sex. In exchange, Beard would provide the man with tickets to the events he was working worth $100. Thankfully, the man behind the craigslist ad was actually an undercover investigator.

Craigslist creeper caught trying to buy kids at Super Bowl

Justin Beard

As I’ve said before, if police are apprehending one guy looking for kids, there are others there who police haven’t caught yet. Human trafficking and child prostitution are real problems that affect all locations and social classes thanks to the worldwide reach of sites like craigslist. Craigslist refuses to moderate their own site and don’t tell me it’s impossible. If Backpage can monitor and edit their ads for illegal content, then craigslist is surely able to at least monitor their site for illegal ads.

Florida Snapchat sleaze stalked school

Florida Snapchat sleaze stalked school

Jordan Waters

At the young age of 20-years-old, Jordan Waters, of Spring Hill, Florida, was already on five years probation for soliciting a 14-year-old girl for sex over Facebook Messenger. I guess the threat of prison didn’t stop him from his acrimonious activities as he’s been arrested again for a similar crime.

Police in Hernando County, Florida, say that Waters allegedly found the Snapchat username of a 14-year-old girl and sent explicit images of himself to the girl and solicited her for sex. When the girl told him that she was 14 Waters reportedly responded with he didn’t care how old she was. To make matters worse. Waters would allegedly stand outside of the school the girl attended and would watch the students being dismissed from school. It also turned out Waters was contacting other students from the school as well.

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Police were able to pose as one of the victims and convinced him to meet at a park where Waters was promptly arrested.

If I was still a parent of school age children, this story would scare the hell out of me. Waters lived only a block from the school. Even though he was on probation and not on the sex offender registry, why was he still allowed to be so close to the school? I doubt even if he was on the registry he still wouldn’t have been dissuaded from doing what he wanted to do, but this is a definite oversight. We need to stop handling these creeps with kid gloves and give them sentences that will keep them away from our kids.

(Sources)
WFLA
ABC Action News
Tampa Bay Times

California creeper asked 8-year-old for sex on Snapchat

California creeper asked 8-year-old for sex on Snapchat

Gilberto Garcia-Bejarano

I’m catching up. This story is from 2018 at least.

Anyway, 21-year-old Gilberto Garcia-Bejarano of Sacramento, California, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting an 8-year-old girl for ‘sex’ (proposed child rape) on Snapchat. Not only do the victims of these social media scumbags seem to be getting younger, but does anyone else find anything wrong with this sentence?

The investigation began Monday when a mother contacted Roseville police after finding inappropriate Snapchat messages on her daughter’s cellphone.

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Police say those inappropriate messages included Garcia-Bejarano reportedly sending the girl sexually explicit photos, asking the girl for explicit photos of herself, and tried setting up a meeting for the previously mentioned proposed child rape. Police are seeking information to see if Garcia-Bejarano had any additional victims.

They ask anyone who thinks their child has been a victim of the suspect to email Detective Patrick Ganguet at pganguet@roseville.ca.us.

Ok, but getting back to that earlier sentence, isn’t 8-years-old too young for a child to have a cell phone? It’s definitely too young for them to be on Snapchat. If your kids do have a cell phone, or even a tablet, learn how to limit which apps can be downloaded to their devices. If not, you’re basically opening the door of your kids’ rooms to these predators.

Potential MeetMe molester caught sneaking out of girl’s window

Potential MeetMe molester caught sneaking out of girl's window

Vladyslav Sergeevich Prykhodko

20-year-old Vladyslav Sergeevich Prykhodko, of Sapphire, North Carolina, is accused of allegedly posing as a 17-year-old boy on social and dating app MeetMe. Prykhodko is said to have lied about his age in order to meet a 14-year-old girl from Chatsworth, Georgia. He is then said to have made the three-hour, 150 mile drive, before climbing in the girl’s bedroom window unbeknownst to her parents. According to the articles I’ve read there may not have been any sexual contact between Prykhodko and the girl, but that didn’t stop him from being super creepy.

According to the report, he told deputies, “I wanted to lose control and was afraid of doing something inappropriate.” He said he and the girl were staring “intently and deeply into each other’s eyes” and said “in a moment of passion” he reached out to touch her, but said he stopped himself, “stating it was as if he hit a wall and could (not) go forward with any physical action.”

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A neighbor was said to have spotted Prykhodko leaving through the same window and alerted the girl’s mother to that. The mother, the neighbor and a friend of the mother chased Prykhodko down and brought him back to the house where the mother claims to have slapped Prykhodko in the face when she found out he was 20. Considering where this took place, he’s lucky there were no banjos playing if you know what I mean.

However, as far as no sexual contact taking place and Prykhodko ‘hitting a wall’ before doing anything inappropriate, that probably wasn’t his original intention as he was found to be in possession of weed and condoms.

The other problem with this story is the girl was using her friend’s phone at school to communicate with Prykhodko. In this case the onus would be on the friend’s parent because MeetMe is not an app that young kids should be using. While MeetMe’s terms of service may allow users to be ages 13 and up, in reality it’s a very adult app that is widely used for hook ups.

Marriage counselor craigslist creeper loved all the big taboos

Marriage counselor craigslist creeper loved all the big taboos

Ian Alexander Pincombe

49-year-old Ian Alexander Pincombe of Las Vegas, Nevada, was recently convicted on child porn and child solicitation charges stemming from his 2014 arrest. None of the articles I found elaborated on the child porn charges, so I’m just going to focus on the child solicitation charges, and boy is there a story to those.

Pincombe was a marriage counselor who posted an ad on craigslist’s casual encounters section that said the following…

“Hi ladies. Are you up for meeting for a fun time? 420 Nudism kinky times, no limits and NO Taboos”

Police in nearby Henderson responded to the ad posing as a 13-year-old girl who apparently did not dissuade Pincombe in the slightest. Pincombe told the ‘girl’ he had been with a 14-year-old girl who he justified by saying 14 was the age of consent in Canada. Canada’s age of consent used to be 14, but it was raised to 16 in 2008. Anyway, Pincombe was not shy about what he wanted from the ‘girl’…

Pincombe inquired about what the officer thought about “taboo desires,” incest, child love and animals. “OK. Well those are all the big taboos left in society… Lol, I love them all,” he wrote.

At one point, Pincombe said that although the girl was 13, he would had liked for her to act like a 5, 7 or 8 year-old, according to the complaint.

Yep, I’m pretty sure we all need showers now. For those of you who may not be in the know, the term ‘child love’ is used by pedophiles to try to make their tendency to rape children seem more palatable.

Pincombe’s sentencing is scheduled for March and he is looking at a potential term of life behind bars.

The casual encounters section of craigslist needs to be eliminated. All it is anymore is the place where sexual predators look for potential victims. Yet craigslist allows it to flourish and fester so they can get more traffic driven to their site, and more traffic means more money for them.

(Sources)
Las Vegas Sun
Department of Justice
Las Vegas Review Journal

Craigslist creeper was looking for discreet, hot, fun

Craigslist creeper was looking for discreet, hot, fun

Alex Bawek

The Dread Pirate Roberts’ douchier younger brother up there is 28-year-old Alex Bawek of South Dakota. He was arrested by police in Altoona, Wisconsin for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Bawek was said to have posted an ad looking for discreet, hot, fun. Discreet is a code word for ‘please don’t be a cop’. Fortunately cops often disregard such codes, like they did in this instance.

Police in Altoona responded to Bawek’s ad as a 14-year-old girl, to which he said “I bid you good day.” Just kidding. He asked for pictures of the girl and told her what sex acts he wanted to do to her. He was in possession of a box of condoms when he was arrested which kind of negates any kind of “I just wanted to hang out” kind of excuse.

This is your clientele craigslist. A bunch of desperate men looking to ‘have sex’ (child rape) with underage children. If you even just moderated some of your ads, it could have the effect of discouraging other predators from using your website.

(Sources)
WQOW
WEAU

Basketball Jones solicited 50 girls on Instagram

Basketball Jones solicited 50 girls on Instagram

Jason Schultz

37-year-old Jason Schultz is accused of allegedly posing as a 12-year-old boy on Instagram in order to solicit explicit pictures from underage girls in the Saginaw County area of Michigan. He is said to have solicited at least 50 school age girls using the aliases of Saginawbaseball;trevor, tKnightFreeland:Saginaw Baseball, and 23basketballJones23;Knight. Police say that the matter is still under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this matter of if your child received an Instagram message from the usernames “Saginawbaseball;trevor” “tKnightFreeland:Saginaw Baseball” or “23basketballJones23;Knight,” you are asked to contact Berg at bberg@tittabawassee.org.

According to Instagram’s terms of service, a user is supposed to be at least 13-years-old. If I was still a parent of young children, I would probably not allow my kids top be on Instagram until they were at least 16 and even then I would heavily monitor their usage as predators can use the smallest amount of personal information to find their victims.

Social media crime blotter 12/10/2017

Social media crime blotter

Local parent says he discovered teens using Snapchat to buy and sell drugs:
(Bixby, Oklahoma)

Man sentenced for enticing children through app:
40-year-old Aaron Anthony of Idaho Falls sentenced to 2-10 for trying to solicit underage girls through Kik.

A pricey mistake: How to avoid accidental in-app purchases:
Parent lets kid run wild unsupervised on Musical.ly and ends up with a $1000 bill for in-app purchases.

New Jersey man charged with solicitation of a minor:
36-year-old Julio DeJesus of Jersey City, NJ, was arrested for allegedly having explicit conversations with a 15-year-old girl from Tallahassee, Florida, on Facebook, Kik, and Instagram.

Orland Park Man Accused of Selling Pot on Snapchat:
Illinois. Even where it’s legal, it’s still illegal to sell it online.

Defense contractor charged with being a craigslist creeper in Guam

Defense contractor charged with being a craigslist creeper Guam

I can honestly say that in 17 years, this is the first time I’ve ever posted a story about Guam. I’ve been somewhat fascinated with the island for years and would love to visit there someday. Sadly, this is not a story about my travel wishes.

Defense contractor Michael Louis McCarron was staying in Guam when he allegedly responded to a craigslist ad for sex. He is said to have sent pictures of his junk to a female named Brit before asking her age. He also stated he could drive and had access to the naval base there. McCarron then reportedly asked Brit her age to which she replied she was 13. The conversation that followed was almost comical.

On Nov. 2, McCarron asked her age and she replied, “13. Is that okay?”

The investigator’s affidavit states McCarron initially responded, “No, thank you. I am good. Have a good night.”

Two hours later, McCarron allegedly sent three follow-up messages stating, “What is up with a 13-year-old doing this?” “Are you really 13? What were you thinking about doing?” and “I have to admit I am curious … can I see what you look like?”

So he said no, then went back and started tiptoeing around with the girl to see if she was law enforcement. Guess what. She was. Brit was actually an investigator with the Naval Criminal Investigative Section (NCIS). McCarron had a tablet and hard drive seized by investigators.

Now, before the entrapmentists come out, this was not entrapment. If reports are to be believed, he responded to an ad by sending a pic of his tallywhacker before verifying the recipient’s age. That’s legal trouble right there. Then after he said good night I’m good, he went back to messaging the ‘girl’ without provocation. While investigators may have placed the ad, no one was twisting his arm to keep responding. He even communicated with ‘Brit’ for a month and kept sending explicit pics of himself. This is not even remotely close to entrapment.

(Sources)

Pacific Daily News
Guam Daily Post
KUAM News