The Trench Reynolds Crime Report

Crime News That Matters

Late last month, 37-year-old Robert Michael Berry of St. Petersburg, Florida was arrested for allegedly trying to meet a minor for sex over the social networking app Skout. Skout’s parent company also owns the equally questionable dating app MeetMe. Luckily, the 14-year-old girl he thought he was meeting for sex was actually an undercover detective …

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42-year-old Aaron Ferrell was recently arrested by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Ferrell allegedly was grooming a minor over Snapchat. He was caught after he went to a florist and tried sending flowers to the minor. He is said to have requested the flowers be sent anonymously with the message of “To my …

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Glenn Vass of Oak Hill, West Virginia was recently arrested for allegedly trying to solicit sex for a 13-year-old girl on craigslist. While some of the details are unclear, Vass is said to have communicated with someone on craigslist who Vass believed to be offering children for sex. While none of the articles I found …

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52-year-old Alan J. Beaty of Galesburg, Illinois is accused of soliciting an 11-year-old girl on Facebook for sex from nearby Kewanee, Illinois. Beaty was also said to be allegedly sending explicit images to the girl and tried to arrange a meeting with the child. Personally, I’d love to know the story behind the mugshot, but …

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You can catch up on the story of Michael Louis McCarron here. To summarize, McCarron was a naval defense contractor working in Guam when he was arrested in 2017 for soliciting a 13-year-old girl he met through craigslist. The girl was actually an NCIS investigator. Back in October, McCarron was convicted in federal court of …

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25-year-old Jonathan Pagan of Bridgeport, Connecticut was recently arrested for allegedly sending explicit pictures of himself to a 14-year-old girl. Pagan is said to have seen a picture of the girl wearing a party dress on Facebook. Pagan reportedly responded to this picture by telling the girl he wanted to have sex with her. As …

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31-year-old Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Houston Birchett of Portsmouth, Virginia was charged back in January for allegedly being in possession of child porn. The investigation into Birchett started back in November of 2018 when authorities were notified about a craigslist ad that was placed in the personals before they were shut down. Here’s what …

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I mean the headline says it all. 20-year-old Tyler Austin Erickson of Salt Lake City has been charged with attempted rape of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, lewdness involving a child and enticing a minor. Erickson allegedly met a 12-year-old girl on the website Omegle. Again, for  the uninitiated, Omegle is a …

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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 …

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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 …

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